Julie Chernov Hwang

Assistant Professor, Political Science and International Relations

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B.A., George Washington University, 1999
M.A., University of Colorado-Boulder, 2003
Ph.D., University of Colorado-Boulder, 2007

Areas of Scholarly Expertise and Interest

Political Islam, Islamist mobilization strategies, Islamist political parties, radical Islamism, causes of radicalization, de-radicalization and terrorist rehabilitation, Islamic education, inter-ethnic conflict in plural societies, Southeast Asia, Indonesia, Malaysia and Turkey.


Recent Publications/Presentations/Performances

Peaceful Islamist Mobilization in the Muslim World: What Went Right. New York: Palgrave Press © 2009

Umat Bergerak: Mobilisasi Damai Kaum Islamis di Indonesia, Malaysia dan Turki. Jakarta: Freedom Institute © 2011

"When We Were Separated, We Began to Think for Ourselves Again: the Disengagement of Jihadis in Poso, Indonesia," (co-authored w/ with Rizal Panggabean and Ihsan Ali Fauzi) Presented at the Association for Asian Studies Annual Meeting, Honolulu, Hawaii, March 31-April 4, 2011

"Islamist Political Parties and the Mainstreaming of Political Islam in Indonesia." Presented at the Yale-Cornell Conference on Indonesia, New Haven, Connecticut, February 19, 2011

"When Parties Swing: Islamist Parties and Institutional Moderation in Malaysia and Indonesia," Southeast Asia Research, Vol 18. No. 4. December 2010

"Patterns of Normalization: Islamist Political Parties in Indonesia," presented at the workshop on Islamist Political Parties, George Washington University, September 2-3, 2010, Washington, DC

"What Affects the Electoral Success of Islamist Parties? Explaining the Divergent Trajectories of the PKS in Indonesia and the AKP in Turkey." (co-authored with Quinn Mecham) Presented at the Association for Asian Studies, March 25-28, 2010, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"Legislating Separation and Solidarity in Plural Societies: The Chinese in Indonesia and Malaysia," Nationalism and Ethnic Politics. Vol 16. Issue 2. April 2010 (co-authored with Kamal Sadiq)

"Education and Social Cohesion in Malaysia and Indonesia," in Religious Diversity and Civil Society: A Comparative Analysis. Ed. Bryan Turner. Oxford: Bardwell Press. © 2008

"Islamic Mobilization and the Malaysian State," Katha: The Official Journal of the Centre for Civilizational Dialogue. Vol 3. No 1. 2007

"Plural Society Revisited: Chinese-Indigenous Relations in Southeast Asia." Nationalism and Ethnic Politics, Vol 9, No.2, 2003


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