Julie Chernov Hwang

Associate 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

State-religious group relations, Islamist political parties, radical Islamism, disengagement of jihadis, terrorist rehabilitation processes and programs,  Islamic education, ethnic politics, inter-ethnic conflict in plural societies, democratization and party politics, 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- paperback December 2011 with new epilogue.

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

Islamist Parties and Political Normalization in the Muslim World, Edited by Julie Chernov Hwang and Quinn Mecham. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press © 2014


"When We Were Separated, We Began to Think for Ourselves Again: the Disengagement of Jihadis in Poso, Indonesia," Asian Survey 53:4 July/August 2013 (co-authored w/ with Rizal Panggabean and Ihsan Ali Fauzi) 

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

"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)  

"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

Book Chapters:

"Patterns of Normalization: The Behavior of Islamist Political Parties in Indonesia" to be published in Playing by the Rules: Islamist Parties in Asia and the Middle East, Edited by Julie Chernov Hwang and Quinn Mecham. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press © 2014

"Reconsidering Amaliyat: The Disengagement of Militants from Jemaah Islamiyah and KOMPAK" chapter forthcoming in Indonesian Terrorism, Eds. Greg Fealy and Sally White

"Islamic Identity, Yes, Islamist Parties, No: The Mainstreaming of Political Islam and its Challenge for Islamist Parties in Indonesia" in The Multicultural Dilemma: Migration, Ethnic Politics and State Intermediation. Ed. Michelle Williams, London: Routledge. © 2012

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