Dr Amelia Fauzia

Dr Amelia Fauzia

Visiting Senior Fellow
UNSW Canberra
School of Humanities & Social Sciences

Amelia Fauzia is a Visiting Fellow at faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, UNSW Canberra, since 2011. She is professor in Islamic history and culture at Universitas Islam Negeri (UIN) Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta. She received her PhD from the University of Melbourne (2009), working on contestation between state and Muslim civil society in the practice of Islamic philanthropy. Her dissertation was published by EJ Brill entitles Faith and the State, A History of Islamic Philanthropy in Indonesia (2013). She holds a Master in Islamic Studies from the University of Leiden (1998), researching on Islam and Javanese messianic movements of the 19th-20th century Java. In addition to teaching and research, Prof Fauzia is head of the Institute for Research and Community Empowerment UIN Jakarta and Director of Social Trust Fund UIN Jakarta. She has taught and conducted research related to Islamic history of Indonesia, contemporary issues of Islam in Indonesia, Islamic philanthropy, and women economic empowerment looking at dynamics of socio-religious movements. 

Prof Fauzia has collaborated with Assoc. Prof Minako Sakai in doing many of her research related to women and Islam. 

Association for Information System (AIS) Impact Award 2021 (Texas, USA) for collaborative action research "Women Economic Empowerment" by Carmen Leong, Felix Ter Chian Tan, Amelia Fauzia and Fithra Faishal. 

UIN Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta Award 2021 as Penggerak Filantropi (Best Staf in Driving Philanthropy).

UIN Syarif Hidayatullah Award 2019 as Dosen Pengabdi (Best Staf in Community Service). 

Recent research:

- Practice of philanthropy at universities in Indonesia

- Humanitarian Actors in Islamic philanthropy organizations

- Women economic empowerment in Indonesia

- Muslim philanthropy and populism in Indonesia