Professor Melissa Crouch
Professor

Professor Melissa Crouch

BA/LLB (Hons), University of Melbourne

PhD, University of Melbourne

Law & Justice
School of Global & Public Law

Melissa's research contributes to the fields of law and society; comparative constitutional law; and law and religion. Melissa is Chief Investigator on an Australian Research Council Discovery Project on "Constitutional Change in Authoritarian Regimes" (2018-2022). Melissa established and runs the Southeast Asia Law & Policy Forum

Melissa is the author of The Constitution of Myanmar (2019) (shortlisted for the Australian Legal Research Awards inaugural book award; see New Books Network podcast) and Law and Religion in Indonesia: Conflict and the Courts in West Java (2014). She has published in a range of peer-reviewed journals including Law & Society Review, Law & Social Inquiry, Oxford Journal of Legal Studies and International Journal of Constitutional Law. She is the editor of several volumes, including Constitutional Democracy in Indonesia (2023) and Women and the Judiciary in the Asia-Pacific (CUP 2021). In 2022, she won the Podgorecki Prize for outstanding scholarship of an early career socio-legal scholar, awarded by the Research Committee on the Sociology of Law, the International Sociological Association. She has also been awarded the Endeavour Australia Research Fellowship; the University of Indonesia Visiting Fellowship; and the University of Melbourne Kathleen Fitzpatrick Visiting Fellowship.  

Melissa has worked with local and international organisations with a focus on public law and legal education in Asia. She is the Vice-President of the Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA), the peak academic body for Asian studies in Australia. She is also co-director with Theunis Roux of the project on Constitutionalism in the Global South.

 

Phone
9385 0737
Location
Office 247, Level 2, Law Building F08
  • Books | 2019
    Crouch M, 2019, The Constitution of Myanmar: A Contextual Analysis, Hart Publishing/ Bloomsbury, https://www.bloomsburyprofessional.com/uk/the-constitution-of-myanmar-9781509927371/
    Books | 2013
    Crouch M, 2013, Law and Religion in Indonesia: Conflict and the Courts in West Java, Routledge, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781315889924
  • Book Chapters | 2022
    Crouch M, 2022, 'Myanmar', in Albert R (ed.), Global Review of Constitutional Law, I•CONnect and the Clough Center for the Study of Constitutional Democracy, Boston, USA
    Book Chapters | 2022
    Crouch M, 2022, 'The Constitution of Myanmar', in Law D (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Constitutions in Asia, Oxford University Press, Oxford
    Book Chapters | 2022
    Crouch M, 2022, 'The Fate of Indonesia's Transformative Authoritarian Constitution', in Constitutional Democracy in Indonesia, Oxford University Press, Oxford
    Book Chapters | 2021
    Crouch M, 2021, 'The Promise and Paradox of Women Judges in the Judiciary in Indonesia', in Crouch M (ed.), Women and the Judiciary in the Asia-Pacific, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, https://www.cambridge.org/core/books/women-and-the-judiciary-in-the-asiapacific/A3540A0279E0C6C4D820B360DC2F85D7
    Book Chapters | 2021
    Crouch M; Naidu N, 2021, 'The Feminisation of the Judiciary in the Global South', in Crouch M (ed.), Women and the Judiciary in the Asia-Pacific, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, https://www.cambridge.org/core/books/women-and-the-judiciary-in-the-asiapacific/A3540A0279E0C6C4D820B360DC2F85D7
    Book Chapters | 2020
    Crouch M, 2020, 'Authoritarian Straitjacket or Vehicle for Democratic Transition?', in Ginsburg T; Huq A (ed.), From Parchment to Practise: Implementing New Constitutions, Cambridge University Press, pp. 263 - 280, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/9781108767859
    Book Chapters | 2020
    Crouch M, 2020, 'Myanmar: Law as a Desirable and Dangerous Profession', in Abel R; Hammerslev O; Sommerlad H; Schultz U (ed.), Lawyers in 21st Century Societies, Hart Publishing, pp. 775 - 787, https://www.bloomsburyprofessional.com/uk/lawyers-in-21st-century-societies-9781509915156/
    Book Chapters | 2019
    Crouch M, 2019, 'Constitution-making and public participation in Southeast Asia', in Landau D; Lerner H (ed.), Constitution-making, Edward Elgar, UK, https://www.e-elgar.com/shop/comparative-constitution-making
    Book Chapters | 2019
    Crouch M, 2019, 'The Judicial Reform Landscape in Indonesia: Innovation, Specialisation and the Legacy of Dan S Lev', in Crouch M (ed.), The Politics of Court Reform: Judicial Change and Legal Culture in Indonesia, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 1 - 28, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/9781108636131.001
    Book Chapters | 2017
    Crouch M, 2017, 'Judicial Power in Myanmar and the Challenge of Judicial Independence', in Lee HP (ed.), Asia-Pacific Judiciaries: Independence, Impartiality and Integrity, Cambridge University Press, pp. 264 - 283, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/9781316480946.014
    Book Chapters | 2017
    Crouch M, 2017, 'Judiciary', in Simpson A; Farrelly N; Holliday I (ed.), Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Myanmar, Routledge, pp. 248 - 256, https://www.routledge.com/Routledge-Handbook-of-Contemporary-Myanmar/Simpson-Farrelly-Holliday/p/book/9781138820777
    Book Chapters | 2017
    Crouch M, 2017, 'Negotiating Legal Pluralism in Court: Fatwa and the Crime of Blasphemy in Indonesia', in Bell G (ed.), Pluralism, Transnationalism and Culture in Asian Law: A Book in Honour of M.B. Hooker, ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute (Institute for Southeast Asian Studies), Singapore, pp. 231 - 256, https://bookshop.iseas.edu.sg/publication/2247
    Book Chapters | 2017
    Crouch M, 2017, 'The Everyday Emergency: Between the Constitution and the Code of Criminal Procedure in Myanmar', in Harding A (ed.), Constitutional Change and Legal Reform in Myanmar, Hart Publishing/Bloomsbury, UK, pp. 157 - 172, http://www.bloomsbury.com/au/constitutionalism-and-legal-change-in-myanmar-9781509902118/
    Book Chapters | 2017
    Crouch M, 2017, 'Understanding the Business of Transition in Myanmar', in Crouch M (ed.), The Business of Transition: Law Reform, Development and Economics in Myanmar, Cambridge University Press, pp. 1 - 31, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/9781108236737.002
    Book Chapters | 2016
    Crouch M, 2016, 'Introduction: Islam and the State in Myanmar', in Crouch M (ed.), Islam and the State in Myanmar : Muslim-Buddhist Relations and the Politics of Belonging, Oxford University Press, India, pp. 1 - 8, https://global.oup.com/academic/product/islam-and-the-state-in-myanmar-9780199461202?cc=au&lang=en&
    Book Chapters | 2016
    Crouch M, 2016, 'Islamic Law and Society in Southeast Asia', in Emon A; Ahmed R (ed.), The Oxford Handbook on Islamic Law, Oxford University Press, Oxford, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199679010.013.44
    Book Chapters | 2016
    Crouch M, 2016, 'Legislating reform? Law and conflict in Myanmar', in Cheesman N; Farrelly N (ed.), Conflict in Myanmar: War, Politics, Religion, ISEAS, Singapore, pp. 221 - 245, https://bookshop.iseas.edu.sg/publication/2168
    Book Chapters | 2016
    Crouch M, 2016, 'Myanmar’s Muslim Mosaic and the Politics of Belonging', in Crouch M (ed.), Islam and the State in Myanmar: Muslim-Buddhist Relations and the Politics of Belonging, Oxford University Press, India, pp. 9 - 38, https://global.oup.com/academic/product/islam-and-the-state-in-myanmar-9780199461202?cc=au&lang=en&
    Book Chapters | 2016
    Crouch M, 2016, 'Personal Law and Colonial Legacy: State-Religion Relations and the Practise of Islamic Law in Myanmar', in Crouch M (ed.), Islam and the State in Myanmar: Muslim-Buddhist Relations and the Politics of Belonging, Oxford University Press, India, pp. 69 - 97, https://global.oup.com/academic/product/islam-and-the-state-in-myanmar-9780199461202?cc=au&lang=en&
    Book Chapters | 2016
    Crouch M; Ginsburg T, 2016, 'Between endurance and change in South-East Asia: the military and constitutional reform in Myanmar and Thailand', in Annual Review of Constitution Building Processes: 2015, International Institute of Democracy and Electoral Assistance, Sweden, pp. 67 - 82, http://www.idea.int/publications/catalogue/annual-review-constitution-building-processes-2015
    Book Chapters | 2015
    Crouch M, 2015, 'Ethnic Rights and Constitutional Change: The Constitutional Recognition of Ethnic Nationalities in Myanmar/Burma', in Harding A (ed.), Central-local Relations in Asian Constitutional Systems, Hart Publishing/Bloomsbury, pp. 105 - 124, http://www.bloomsbury.com/au/central-local-relations-in-asian-constitutional-systems-9781849466400/
    Book Chapters | 2014
    Crouch M, 2014, 'Proselytization, Religious Diversity and the State in Indonesia: The Offense of Deceiving a Child to Change Religion', in Proselytizing and the Limits of Religious Pluralism in Contemporary Asia, Springer Singapore, pp. 17 - 40, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-4451-18-5_2
    Book Chapters | 2014
    Crouch M, 2014, 'The Common Law and the Constitutional Writs in Myanmar', in Crouch M (ed.), Law, Society and Transition in Myanmar. Oxford: Hart Publishing, Hart/Bloomsbury Publishing, pp. 141 - 158, http://www.bloomsbury.com/au/law-society-and-transition-in-myanmar-9781849465977/
    Book Chapters | 2014
    Crouch M, 2014, 'The Layers of Legal Development in Myanmar', in Crouch M (ed.), Law, Society and Transition in Myanmar, Hart/Bloomsbury Publishing, pp. 39 - 58, http://www.bloomsbury.com/au/law-society-and-transition-in-myanmar-9781849465977/
    Book Chapters | 2014
    Crouch M, 2014, 'The inter-religious harmony forum, the ombudsman, and the state: Resolving church permit disputes in Indonesia?', in Religious Diversity in Muslim-majority States in Southeast Asia: Areas of Toleration and Conflict, pp. 113 - 132
    Book Chapters | 2014
    Crouch M; Cheesman N, 2014, 'A Short Research Guide to Myanmar’s Legal System', in Law, Society and Transition in Myanmar, Hart/Bloomsbury Publishing, pp. 21 - 32
    Book Chapters | 2014
    Crouch M; Lindsey T, 2014, 'Introduction: Myanmar, Law Reform and Asian Legal Studies', in Law, Society and Transition in Myanmar, Hart/Bloomsbury Publishing, pp. 3 - 20
    Book Chapters | 2008
    Crouch M, 2008, 'Indonesia’s National and Local Ombudsman Reforms: Salvaging a Failed Experiment?', in Indonesia: Law and Society, Federation Press, pp. 382 - 406
  • Edited Books | 2022
    Crouch M, (ed.), 2022, Constitutional Democracy in Indonesia, Oxford University Press, Oxford
    Edited Books | 2021
    Crouch M, (ed.), 2021, Women and the Judiciary in the Asia-Pacific, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, https://www.cambridge.org/core/books/women-and-the-judiciary-in-the-asiapacific/A3540A0279E0C6C4D820B360DC2F85D7
    Edited Books | 2019
    Crouch M, (ed.), 2019, The Politics of Court Reform: Judicial Change and Legal Culture in Indonesia, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, https://www.cambridge.org/core/books/politics-of-court-reform/986FFA2061FF7759B08FD0C699939811
    Edited Books | 2017
    Crouch M, (ed.), 2017, The Business of Transition: Law Reform, Development and Economics in Myanmar, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/9781108236737
    Edited Books | 2016
    Crouch M, (ed.), 2016, Islam and the State in Myanmar: Muslim-Buddhist Relations and the Politics of Belonging., Oxford University Press, New Delhi, India, https://global.oup.com/academic/product/islam-and-the-state-in-myanmar-9780199461202?cc=au&lang=en&
    Edited Books | 2014
    Crouch M; Lindsey T, (ed.), 2014, Law, Society and Transition in Myanmar, Hart Publishing/Bloomsbury, UK, http://www.bloomsbury.com/au/law-society-and-transition-in-myanmar-9781849465977/
  • Journal articles | 2023
    Crouch M, 2023, 'Judges and the Military in Authoritarian Regimes: How the Courts are Militarised in Myanmar', Law and Social Inquiry
    Journal articles | 2021
    Crouch M, 2021, 'The challenges for court reform after authoritarian rule: The role of specialized courts in indonesia', Constitutional Review, vol. 7, pp. 1 - 25, http://dx.doi.org/10.31078/consrev711
    Journal articles | 2020
    Crouch M, 2020, 'Constitutional Touchstones: Peace Processes, Federalism and Constitution-making in Myanmar', International Journal of Constitutional Law, vol. 18, pp. 1350 - 1372, https://doi.org/10.1093/icon/moaa089
    Journal articles | 2020
    Crouch M, 2020, 'Peace processes and constitution-making: An Introduction', International Journal of Constitutional Law, vol. 18, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/icon/moaa091
    Journal articles | 2020
    Crouch M, 2020, 'Pre-emptive Constitution-Making: Authoritarian Constitutionalism and the Military in Myanmar', Law & Society Review, vol. 54, pp. 487 - 515, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/lasr.12471
    Journal articles | 2019
    Crouch M, 2019, 'Constitutionalism After Authoritarian Rule', Hague Journal on the Rule of Law, vol. 11, pp. 349 - 353, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40803-019-00119-w
    Journal articles | 2019
    Crouch M, 2019, 'States of Legal Denial: How the State in Myanmar uses Law to Exclude the Rohingya', Journal of Contemporary Asia, pp. 1 - 24, https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00472336.2019.1691250
    Journal articles | 2018
    Crouch M, 2018, 'Constitutionalism, Religion and Inequality: Perspectives from Asia', Asian Journal of Comparative Law, vol. 13, pp. 233 - 243, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/asjcl.2018.6
    Journal articles | 2018
    Crouch M, 2018, 'Dictators, Democrats, and Constitutional Dialogue: Myanmar's Constitutional Tribunal', International Journal of Constitutional Law, vol. 16, pp. 421 - 446, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/icon/moy056
    Journal articles | 2018
    Crouch M, 2018, 'The Prerogative Writs as Constitutional Transfer', Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, vol. 38, pp. 653 - 675, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ojls/gqy023
    Journal articles | 2017
    Crouch M, 2017, 'Myanmar's Advocate for Constitutional Reform: Saya U Ko Ni', Australian Journal of Asian Law, vol. 17, pp. 1 - 12, https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2939411
    Journal articles | 2017
    Crouch M, 2017, 'The Expansion of Emergency Powers: Social Conflict and the Military in Indonesia', Asian Studies Review, vol. 41, pp. 1 - 17, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10357823.2017.1332005
    Journal articles | 2016
    Butt S; Crouch M; Dixon R, 2016, 'The First Decade of Indonesia’s Constitutional Court', Australian Journal of Asian Law, vol. 16, pp. 1 - 7, http://ssrn.com/abstract=2745100
    Journal articles | 2016
    Crouch M, 2016, 'Constitutionalism, Islam and the Practice of Religious Deference: The Case of the Indonesian Constitutional Court', Australian Journal of Asian Law, vol. 16, pp. 1 - 15, http://ssrn.com/abstract=2744394
    Journal articles | 2016
    Crouch M, 2016, 'Promiscuity, Polygamy and the Power of Revenge: The Past and Future of Burmese Buddhist Law in Myanmar', Asian Journal of Law and Society, vol. 3, pp. 85 - 104, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/als.2016.5
    Journal articles | 2015
    Crouch M, 2015, 'Constructing Religion by Law in Myanmar', The Review of Faith & International Affairs, vol. 13, pp. 1 - 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15570274.2015.1104961
    Journal articles | 2014
    Chua LJ; Crouch M, 2014, 'Socio-legal Scholarship on Southeast Asia: Themes and Directions', Asian Journal of Comparative Law, vol. 9, pp. 1 - 4, http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/asjcl-2014-0083
    Journal articles | 2014
    Crouch M, 2014, 'Rediscovering Law in Myanmar: A Review of Scholarship on the Legal System of Myanmar', Pacific Rim Law & Policy Journal, vol. 23, pp. 543 - 577
    Journal articles | 2013
    Crouch M, 2013, 'Asian Legal Transplants and Rule of Law Reform: National Human Rights Commission in Myanmar and Indonesia', Hague Journal on the Rule of Law, vol. 5, pp. 146 - 177, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1876404512001108
    Journal articles | 2013
    Crouch M, 2013, 'Review Essay: Legal Pluralism in Indonesia', Australian Journal of Asian Law, vol. 14, https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2295886
    Journal articles | 2013
    Crouch M, 2013, 'Shifting Conceptions of State Regulation of Religion: the Indonesian Draft Law on Inter-religious Harmony', Global Change, Peace & Security, vol. 25, pp. 265 - 282, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14781158.2013.764859
    Journal articles | 2013
    Crouch M, 2013, 'The Constitution, Emergency Powers and the Rule of Law in Myanmar', Panorama, vol. 1, pp. 45 - 56
    Journal articles | 2013
    Lindsey T; Crouch M, 2013, 'Cause Lawyers in Indonesia: a House Divided', Wisconsin International Law Journal, vol. 31, pp. 620 - 620, http://hosted.law.wisc.edu/wordpress/wilj/files/2015/01/Lindsey-Crouch_final.pdf
    Journal articles | 2013
    Missbach A; Crouch M, 2013, 'The Criminalisation of People Smuggling: The Dynamics of Judicial Discretion in Indonesia', Australian Journal of Asian Law, vol. 14, pp. 1 - 19, http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2369118
    Journal articles | 2012
    Crouch M, 2012, 'Criminal (In)justice in Indonesia: The Cikeusik trials', Alternative Law Journal, vol. 37, pp. 54 - 56, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1037969x1203700115
    Journal articles | 2012
    Crouch M, 2012, 'Judicial Review and Religious Freedom: The Case of Indonesian Ahmadis', Sydney Law Review, vol. 34, pp. 545 - 572, http://ssrn.com/abstract=2157389
    Journal articles | 2012
    Crouch M, 2012, 'Law and Religion in Indonesia: The Constitutional Court and the Blasphemy Law', Asian Journal of Comparative Law, vol. 7, pp. 1 - 46, http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/1932-0205.1391
    Journal articles | 2012
    Crouch M, 2012, 'The Indonesian Blasphemy Case: Affirming the Legality of the Blasphemy Law', Oxford Journal of Law and Religion, vol. 1, pp. 1 - 4, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ojlr/rws025
    Journal articles | 2011
    Crouch M, 2011, 'Ahmadiyah in Indonesia: a history of religious tolerance under threat?', Alternative Law Journal, vol. 36, pp. 56 - 57, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1037969X1103600115
    Journal articles | 2011
    Crouch M, 2011, 'Cause Lawyers, the Legal Profession and the Courts in Indonesia: The Bar Association Controversy', LAWASIA Journal, pp. 63 - 86, https://www.academia.edu/1993919/Cause_Lawyers_the_Legal_Profession_and_the_Courts_in_Indonesia_The_Bar_Association_Controversy
    Journal articles | 2011
    Crouch M, 2011, 'Religious’ Deviancy’and the Law', Inside Indonesia, http://www.insideindonesia.org/religious-deviancy-and-law
    Journal articles | 2011
    Crouch MA, 2011, 'Law and Religion in Indonesia: The Constitutional Court and the Blasphemy Law', Asian Journal of Comparative Law, vol. 7, pp. 1 - 46, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/s2194607800000582
    Journal articles | 2010
    Crouch M, 2010, 'Implementing the regulation on places of worship in Indonesia: New problems, local politics and court action', Asian Studies Review, vol. 34, pp. 403 - 419, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10357823.2010.527921
    Journal articles | 2009
    Crouch M, 2009, 'Qanun of Aceh Number 3 Year 2008 on Local Political Parties (translation)', Australian Journal of Asian Law, vol. 11, pp. 142 - 142
    Journal articles | 2009
    Crouch M, 2009, 'Religious Regulations in Indonesia: Failing Vulnerable Groups?', Review of Indonesian and Malaysian Affairs, vol. 43, pp. 53 - 103, http://ssrn.com/abstract=1601065
    Journal articles | 2009
    Crouch M, 2009, 'Stretching the scope of special autonomy in Aceh: the controversial Qanun requirement for political candidates', Australian Journal of Asian Law, vol. 11, pp. 135 - 158
    Journal articles | 2007
    Crouch M, 2007, 'Regulating Places of Worship in Indonesia: Upholding Freedom of Religion for Religious Minorities?', Singapore Journal of Legal Studies, pp. 96 - 116
    Journal articles | 2007
    Crouch M, 2007, 'The Yogyakarta local ombudsman: Promoting good governance through local support', Asian Journal of Comparative Law, vol. 2, pp. 219 - 246, http://dx.doi.org/10.2202/1932-0205.1050
    Journal articles | 2007
    Crouch MA, 2007, 'The Yogyakarta Local Ombudsman: Promoting Good Governance through Local Support', Asian Journal of Comparative Law, vol. 2, pp. 1 - 30, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/s2194607800000119
    Journal articles | 2006
    Crouch M, 2006, 'The Proselytisation Case: Law, the Rise of Islamic Conservatism and Religious Discrimination in West Java', Australian Journal of Asian Law, vol. 8, pp. 322 - 337
  • Reports | 2022
    Crouch M; Aspinall E, 2022, Asian Studies in Australia: Trends 2000-2020, Sydney, Australia
    Reports | 2019
    Crouch M, 2019, Legal Reform and Judicial Education: Report on Judicial Education in Commercial Law in Myanmar, Asian Development Bank, Yangon
    Reports | 2018
    Crouch M, 2018, The Future of Professional Legal Education in Commercial and Corporate Law in Myanmar., Asian Development Bank, Asian Development Bank
    Other | 2017
    Crouch M, 2017, Book Review: Buddhism, Politics and the Limits of Law: The Pyrrhic Constitutionalism of Sri Lanka, Cambridge University Press (CUP), Cambridge, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/als.2017.15
    Reports | 2017
    Crouch M, 2017, Module on Principles and Processes of Constitution-making, International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance, Yangon, Myanmar
    Reports | 2017
    Crouch M, 2017, Professional Legal Education in Commercial and Corporate Law in Myanmar: An Assessment of the Legal Profession, the Attorney General’s Office and the Courts, Asian Development Bank, Yangon
    Reports | 2016
    Crouch M, 2016, Report on Constitutional Law in Myanmar: Curriculum Guidelines on Constitutional Design for MyConstitution Centre, International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance, Yangon, Myanmar
    Other | 2016
    Crouch M, 2016, Shi’ism in Southeast Asia, Oxford University Press (OUP), http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jaarel/lfw069
    Other | 2016
    Crouch M, 2016, The Constitutional Implications of Myanmar’s Peace Process, International Institute of Democracy and Electoral Assistance, http://www.constitutionnet.org/news/constitutional-implications-myanmars-peace-process
    Reports | 2015
    Crouch M, 2015, Best Practise in Administrative Law: Options for Myanmar, United Nations Development Program, Yangon
    Other | 2015
    Crouch M, 2015, Opposing the Rule of Law: How Myanmar’s Courts Make Law and Order (review), INST SOUTHEAST ASIAN STUDIES-ISEAS, http://dx.doi.org/10.1355/cs37-2f
    Reports | 2014
    Crouch M, 2014, Access to Justice and Administrative Law in Myanmar., USAID, Yangon
    Reports | 2013
    Crouch M; Missbach A, 2013, Trials of People Smugglers in Indonesia: 2007-2012, Centre for Indonesian Law, Islam & Society, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, 1, http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2264696
    Other | 2012
    Crouch M, 2012, Book Review: No Concessions, The Life of Yap Thiam Hien, https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2159592
    Other | 2012
    Crouch M, 2012, Williams v Commonwealth of Australia [2012] HCA 23
    Reports | 2011
    Crouch M, 2011, People of Burma in Melbourne: Perspectives of a Refugee Community
    Other | 2011
    Crouch M, 2011, Review: Christianity in Indonesia, Perspectives of Power
    Reports | 2009
    Crouch M, 2009, Indonesia, Militant Islam and Ahmadiyah: Origins and Implications, Asian Law Centre, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, ARC Federation Fellowship, ‘Islam, Shariah and Governance’ Background Paper Series No. 4,, http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1551645

2021-2023, Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade Sri Lanka Knowledge & Linkages for an Inclusive Economy Grant on 'Reimagining Vulnerability in the Light of COVID 19 in Sri Lanka, in partnership with Dr Mario Gomez, International Centre for Ethnic Studies, Sri Lanka 

2019-2020, Australia-ASEAN Council grant, ‘Fostering Women’s Empowerment through Digital Entrepreneurship’ with Felix Tan, Carmen Leong, Minako Sakai, Wing Wah Tham

2019, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung grant for workshop on Protecting Rights, Addressing Inequality: Constitutional Writs in Asia

2019, ASAA Workshop Grant for bursaries for students to attend the 'Women in Asia Conference' at UNSW

2019, Australian Academy of Humanities, grant to support the Early Career Workshop of the Women in Asia Conference at UNSW

2019, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung grant for workshop on the Women in the Legal Profession and Judiciary in Asia Panel Stream

2018-2021, ARC Discovery Grant, Chief Investigator, "Constitutional Change in Authoritarian Regimes: The Case of Myanmar"

2017-2019, UNSW IGD Myanmar Seed Funds, "Constitutional Reform and the Peace Process in Myanmar"

2016-2019, Asian Development Bank, Professional Legal Education in Corporate and Commercial Law in Myanmar

2016, New Colombo Plan funding for UNSW Myanmar Law Ambassadors Program (scholarships for law students).

2016-2017, ANU Indonesia Project Research Grants and UNSW Indonesia Seed Grant, with Dr Fritz Siregar, University of Indonesia, Jakarta. Project: ‘Administrative Justice in Indonesia’.

2016, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS), Australia-Myanmar Constitutional Democracy Project, Workshops with the Constitutional Tribunal of Myanmar, (with T Roux).

2015-2018, Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) Australia-Myanmar Constitutional Democracy Project  on Building Constitutionalism in Myanmar (with W Sadurski, T Roux, M Krygier and C Renshaw).

2015, Faculty Research Grant, Project: From Military Rule to Rule of Law in Myanmar; Early Career Grant; Faculty Workshop Support Scheme, UNSW Law: The Business of Transition in Myanmar

2014-2015, Harvard Law School's Institute for Global Law and Policy (IGLP) Research Grant, Project: ‘Authority and Islam: An Ethnography of Fatwa in Myanmar’

2013-2014, Research & Conference Grant, Project: ‘Law, Governance & Minorities in Myanmar’; and Myanmar Law Reform Project Fund (for workshops in Myanmar), Centre for Asian Legal Studies, National University of Singapore

2012–2013, Postdoctoral Research Support Funds, Law Faculty, National University of Singapore

2012, Myanmar Engagement Fund, University of Melbourne, with Professor Tim Lindsey

2010, Melbourne Abroad Travelling Scholarship; MA Bartlett Research Scholarship Fund Competitive Funding; and Research Support Funds, the University of Melbourne

2022, Podgorecki Prize for outstanding scholarship of an early career socio-legal scholar, awarded by the Research Committee on the Sociology of Law, International Sociological Association.

2022, Visiting Scholars Scheme, Faculty of Law, University of Diponegoro (Semarang, Indonesia)

2021, Visiting Scholars Scheme, Faculty of Law, University of Brawijaya (Malang, Indonesia)

2021, Postgraduate Supervisor of the Year Award 2021, Postgraduate Council and Graduate Research School, the University of New South Wales

2021, Finalist, Australia Indonesia Award (Education) of the Australia Indonesia Association 

2020, Shortlisted for the inaugural Australian Legal Research Award's Book Award of the Council of Australian Law Deans, for the book The Constitution of Myanmar: A Contextual Analysis

2019, National Library of Australia, Asia Studies Visiting Fellowship, "Legal Legacies of Authoritarian Regimes"

2018, Kathleen Fitzpatrick Visiting Fellowship in Comparative Constitutional Law, Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne

2017, University of Indonesia Resolv Visiting Scholars Fellowship, Faculty of Law (Jakarta, Indonesia)

2012, International Institute of Asian Studies, Visiting Fellowship, the Netherlands

2009, Endeavour Australia Research Fellowship

2008-2011, Australian Research Council Federation Fellowship ‘Islam & Modernity in Southeast Asia' (FF0668730) Doctoral Scholarship and Travel Scholarships

I am currently working on three main projects

Project on Constitutional Change in Authoritarian Regimes

Project on Rights and Vulnerability during Covid-19 in Sri Lanka, Myanmar and Indonesia

Project on trends in Asian studies in Australia (with Prof Edward Aspinall, ANU)

Academic and Editorial Boards

Vice-President, Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA)

Senior Associate, Centre for Indonesian Law, Islam and Society, University of Melbourne

Editorial Board, Asian Journal of Comparative Law, National University of Singapore

Editorial Board, Southeast Asia Publication Series, ASAA, NUS Press

Editorial Board, Women in Asia Publication Series, ASAA, Routledge

Member, Law and Society Association; Asian Studies Association of Australia; Asian Law and Society Association; International Society of Public Law (ICON-S); International Association of Constitutional Law (IACL); Australian Association of Islamic and Muslim Studies

Secretary, Association for Mainland Southeast Asia Scholars (AMSEAS) (2017-2019)

Secretary, Asian Studies Association of Australia (2019-2020)

Advisory Board, Australian Consortium for In-Country Indonesian Studies (ACICIS), Indonesian Law Practicum (2018)

 

My teaching interests include Law and Society; Constitutionalism in the Global South; Law and Development; Asian Legal Systems; and Law and Religion in Asia. I have taught a range of workshops overseas, including on Judicial Independence; Principles and Processes of Constitution-making; The Role of Courts in Democratisation; Constitutional Courts in Federal Systems; Federalism and Minority Rights; and Emergency Powers. At UNSW, I teach Principles of Public Law (LAWS1141). I also teach the following electives: The Rule of Law in Asia (LAWS3167; JURD7567); Constitutionalism in the Global South (LAWS8375/JURD7975); and Islamic Law and Society (LAWS3165; JURD7865). From 2023, I will run an in-country elective in Indonesia on Law and Society in Asia (LAWS3139). I also run a student internship with the Institute for Global Development.

I am interested in considering proposals for research supervision in the following areas: law and society; comparative constitutional law; law and governance; law and religion. This includes Indonesian law (constitutional law, administrative law, criminal law, legal pluralism and Islamic law); Myanmar law (public law, legal pluralism and socio-legal studies); and Southeast Asian law and legal traditions, comparative or socio-legal studies on the region. I am available to supervise LLB, LLM and PhD research thesis.

Supervision 

Existing PhD supervision:

Chuhunvoleak Srun, 'Access to Justice in Cambodian Commercial Land Disputes'

Ayesha Wijayalath, 'Constraining Abusive Constitutional Change in Sri Lanka' (Scientia Fellow)

M Abu Sayeed, 'Constitutionalism of the Other: Non-Sovereign Politics in Gandhi and Agamben'

Supervision completions (PhD)

Emma Dunlop, 'Justice in Exile: A study of state obligations to ensure refugees access to courts under international law'

Ashraf Azad, 'Irregular Migration of Rohingya Refugees from Myanmar to Bangladesh and Malaysia'

Nikki Edwards, 'Civil Society and Legal Activism in Southeast Asia' (external, USyd)

Mahaarum Kusuma Pertiwi, 'Religion and the Indonesian Constitutional Court'

Luke Potter, 'Decentralised Government and Disaster Displacement Reduction in Small Island States in the Pacific'

Indriaswati Dyah Saptaningrum, ‘Internet Regulation in Indonesia 1990-2018: An Inquiry into a Contested Regulatory Field'

Xu Zhuangsi, ‘The Implications of International Human Rights Law on China’s Protection of Minority Language Rights’

Milda Istiqomah, 'Factors Contributing to Terrorism Sentencing Outcomes in Indonesia'

Supervision completions (LLM, JD, LLB)

LLM Research thesis: Yance Arizona, 'Becoming Indigenous Citizens in Indonesia'

JD research thesis: Sai Myint Aung, 'Law and Economic Development in Myanmar: A Case Study of the Central Bank'

LLB research thesis: Jarrod Mitchell, 'Community Stability and Adat Law in Indonesia'; Goran Matic, 'Toward a Modern Egyptian Constitution'; Elsa Lo, 'A Constitutionally Islamic Malaysia'