Amanda Achmadi is a senior lecturer in Architectural Design (Asian Architecture and Urbanism) at the Melbourne School of Design. Amanda completed her undergraduate degree in architecture at Bandung’s Parahyangan University and her doctorate degree in architecture and Asian studies at the University of Melbourne. Her research works explore how identity politics operate through architectural productions and formation of built environments in colonial and postcolonial Indonesia.
Dr Dina Afrianty is a research fellow at La Trobe Law School and founder of the Australia-Indonesia Disability Research and Advocacy Network (AIDRAN). She is also an associate of the Centre for Indonesian Law, Islam and Society (CILIS) at Melbourne Law School. She received her PhD from the University of Melbourne in 2011.
Yati Andriyani is a human rights lawyer with the Commission for the Disappeared and Victims of Violence (KontraS) and a council member of the Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances (AFAD).
Dr Iqra Anugrah is a research fellow at the Institute for Economic and Social Research, Education, and Information (LP3ES) in Jakarta. He is also a contributing editor for Indoprogress, an online platform connecting progressive scholars and activists in Indonesia. He currently serves as an Indonesia-based correspondent fellow for New Mandala.
Dewi Fortuna Anwar is a leading analyst on Indonesia’s foreign policy and democratisation, as well as on ASEAN and regional political and security issues. She currently serves as deputy for government policy support in the Secretariat of the Vice President and research professor at the Centre for Politics, Indonesian Institute of Sciences (P2P-LIPI). She has held numerous senior positions, including assistant minister/state secretary for foreign affairs and deputy secretary for political affairs during President BJ Habibie’s administration.
Rizky Argama is research director of the Indonesian Centre for Law and Policy Studies (PSHK) and a lecturer at the Indonesia Jentera School of Law (STH Indonesia Jentera). He holds a Master of Laws from the University of Melbourne.
Madelina Ariani is a researcher and consultant in the Disaster Health Management Division of the Centre for Health Policy and Management, as part of the Faculty of Medicine, Public Health and Nursing at Gadjah Mada University.
Rifqi Assegaf is a PhD candidate in the Melbourne Law School. He has previously served as assistant to the head of the Presidential Working Unit on the Supervision and Oversight of Development (UKP4), as head of research in the Judicial Mafia Task Force, and as director of the Indonesian Institute for an Independent Judiciary (LeIP).
Zainal Abidin Bagir is a lecturer in the master's program on religious and cross-cultural studies at Gadjah Mada University (UGM) and a senior research fellow at the Paramadina Centre for the Study of Religion and Democracy (PUSAD Paramadina).
Bahruddin is a PhD candidate in the School of Social and Political Sciences (SSPS) at The University of Melbourne and a lecturer at the Department of Social Development and Welfare, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Gadjah Mada University (UGM).
Dr Linda Rae Bennett is a medical anthropologist who has worked on gender, sexuality, and reproductive and sexual health and rights in Indonesia for the past 20 years, her most recent book Sex and Sexualities in Contemporary Indonesia won the 2015 Ruth Benedict Prize from the AQA for Outstanding Edited volume.
Ashlee Betteridge is the Manager at the Development Policy Centre. She was previously a Research Officer at the centre from 2013-2017. A former journalist, she holds a Master of Public Policy (Development Policy) from ANU and has development experience in Indonesia and Timor-Leste.
Tim Brickell is a postdoctoral fellow in the School of Languages and Linguistics at the University of Melbourne. He has been undertaking documentary and descriptive linguistic research in North Sulawesi since 2011. His current project is funded by the Endangered Languages Documentation Programme (ELDP) at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London.
Adjunct Professor, Griffith Asia Institute, Griffith University
Manneke Budiman is a visiting scholar at the University of Melbourne with the Indonesia Initiative program. He teaches literature and cultural studies in the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Indonesia.
Matthew Busch is a PhD candidate at Melbourne Law School, where his research focuses on the Indonesian state and political economy of economic management. He is also a non-resident fellow at the Lowy Institute.
Professor Simon Butt is a senior associate of the Centre for Indonesian Law, Islam and Society. He is also an ARC Future Fellow and associate director for the Centre for Asian and Pacific Law at The University of Sydney.
Alison Carroll is a Senior Research Fellow at the Victorian College of the Arts. She was founding director of Asialink Arts from 1990 to 2010 and organised many arts projects between Australia and Indonesia.
Charles Coppel is an honorary Principal Fellow in the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies at the University of Melbourne. He is the author of Indonesian Chinese in Crisis (1983), Studying Ethnic Chinese in Indonesia (2002), and editor of Violent Conflicts in Indonesia (2006).
Joost Coté is Senior Research Fellow (History) in the School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies at Monash University. He is the editor and translator of Kartini: The Complete Writings 1898-1904.
Rezza Velayati Deviansyah is an Indonesia Endowment Fund for Education (LPDP) scholarship awardee. He is a graduate student in the Masters of Globalisation program at Australian National University (ANU).
Howard Dick is an honorary professorial fellow in the Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Melbourne and conjoint professor in the Faculty of Business and Law at the University of Newcastle (NSW).
Rachael Diprose is a lecturer in development studies at the School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Melbourne. She also convenes the School's Conflict, Development and Justice Research Cluster.
Associate Professor Greg Fealy is the head of the Department of Political and Social Change at The Australian National University and a specialist on Islamic politics in Indonesia. He is a senior associate of the Centre for Indonesian Law, Islam and Society (CILIS).
Dr Stewart Fenwick is the author of ‘Blasphemy, Islam and the State: Pluralism and Liberalism in Indonesia’, published by Routledge in 2017. He is an honorary professor at Australian Catholic University and Senior Associate at the Centre for Indonesian Law Islam and Society at Melbourne Law School.
Andy Fuller is an honorary fellow at the Asia Institute, The University of Melbourne. He blogs about sport in Indonesia, and elsewhere, at readingsideways.net. His book, Football in Indonesia: Passion, Violence and Mismanagement will be published by Peter Lang in 2019.
Kate Grealy is a PhD student at the Australian National University. She has worked in national crime prevention and counter terrorism in Australia, and in violence monitoring and international development in Indonesia.
Ricky Gunawan is a human rights lawyer and Director of LBH Masyarakat (Community Legal Aid Institute). LBH Masyarakat is a frontline human rights organisation that provide free legal services for people facing the death penalty or execution.
Luqman is a PhD candidate at the Asia Institute, the University of Melbourne. His doctoral research focuses on Islamism and the state in Indonesia. In Indonesia, Luqman is a lecturer at the Department of International Relations, Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta.
Andreas Harsono is Indonesia researcher at Human Rights Watch. He helped establish media freedom groups including the Alliance of Independent Journalists (1994), Institute for the Study of the Free Flow of Information (1995), the Pantau Foundation (2003), and the Bangkok-based South East Asia Press Alliance (1998). Follow him on Twitter @andreasharsono.
Akhmad Misbakhul Hasan is Secretary General of the Indonesian Forum for Budget Transparency (FITRA). Prior to taking up this role in 2018, he was active for 15 years in NGOs, with a focus on macro-economics, governance, national and local planning and budgeting, gender-responsive budgeting, infrastructure, and other areas of public policy.
Gavin Height is an honours student at La Trobe University. His honours project focuses on how different groups are pursuing their interests and attempting to influence discourse during the 2019 elections.
Dr Budi Hernawan is an anthropologist and research fellow at the Abdurrahman Wahid Centre for Interfaith and Peace, University of Indonesia (UI) and a lecturer at the Graduate School of Paramadina University.
Professor Ariel Heryanto FAHA is the incoming Herb Feith Professor for the Study of Indonesia, Monash University. He is the author of Identity and Pleasure: The Politics of Indonesian Screen Culture, Singapore: NUS Press (2014).
Nurkholis Hidayat is an Indonesian human rights lawyer and previously served as a director of the Jakarta Legal Aid Institute (LBH Jakarta), and national advisor for legal aid and criminal justice for the Australia Indonesia Partnership for Justice (AIPJ). He holds a master of laws from the University of Melbourne.
Dr Krishna Hort is senior technical advisor for health systems governance and finance at the Nossal Institute for Global Health, University of Melbourne. He has worked in health assistance programs in South and Southeast Asia for more than 25 years, including 20 years of periodic work in Indonesia.
Nadirsyah Hosen is a senior lecturer at the Faculty of Law at Monash University and the chair of the advisory board for the Australia-New Zealand branch of Nahdlatul Ulama. He is an associate of the Centre for Indonesian Law, Islam and Society at the Melbourne Law School.
Denny Indrayana is the former deputy minister of justice and human rights of the Republic of Indonesia and an internationally-recognised anti-corruption campaigner. Denny is a senior associate of the Centre for Indonesian Law, Islam and Society. He received his PhD from Melbourne Law School in 2005.
Judith Jacob is a PhD candidate focusing on the ideological evolution of Islamist militancy in Indonesia from 1945 in the Department of International History at the London School of Economics. She is also an independent terrorism analyst working with several political and security risk firms based in the United Kingdom.
Sana Jaffrey is a PhD candidate at the University of Chicago’s Department of Political Science and a visiting fellow at the Center for Study of Religion and Democracy (PUSAD Paramadina). She previously led the design and implementation of the National Violence Monitoring System (NVMS) database at the World Bank during 2008-2013.
Josi Khatarina is a PhD student at the Melbourne Law School working on environmental law and governance. She is also a senior researcher at the Indonesian Centre for Environmental Law (ICEL). She previously served as senior legal counsel in the Indonesian REDD+ Agency and as an assistant in the Judicial Mafia Task Force.
Dr Elisabeth Kramer is deputy director at the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre at the University of Sydney. Her research focuses on the intersection between discourse, identity and politics in Indonesia. Current research interests include corruption, the tobacco industry and political empowerment for people with disabilities.
Hannah Loney is a final year PhD candidate in the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies at the University of Melbourne. Her research explores women, violence and everyday life during the Indonesian invasion and occupation of East Timor (1975-99).
Andrew Wiguna Mantong is a researcher at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Jakarta. He also teaches at the Department of International Relations at the University of Indonesia.
Lies Marcoes is a women's rights activist, writer and researcher and the director of Rumah Kita Bersama Foundation. Lies holds a master's in anthropology from the University of Amsterdam. She lives in Bogor.
Dr Jess Melvin is Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre and was previously Henry Hart Rice Faculty Fellow in Southeast Asian Studies and a Postdoctoral Fellow in Genocide Studies at Yale University. She completed her PhD, "Mechanics of Mass Murder: How the Indonesian Military Initiated and Implemented the Indonesian Genocide: The Case of Aceh," at the University of Melbourne in 2014.
Kristi Monfries is an Australian/Indonesian curator, arts manager and producer with a specific interest in cross-disciplinary artistic practice. She has been working from Indonesia since 2009 and is based in Yogyakarta.
Salut Muhidin is a senior lecturer in demography at the Faculty of Business and Economics, Macquarie University. He has worked on the study of population dynamics, including migration, urbanisation and health, in Indonesia, Ghana, Burkina Faso and Australia.
Burhanuddin Muhtadi is a PhD candidate in the Department of Political and Social Change at the Australian National University (ANU) and a lecturer at Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic University (UIN). He is also an executive director of Indikator Politik Indonesia. He has published his work in the Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies (BIES), Asian Journal of Social Sciences, and the Graduate Journal of Asia-Pacific Studies.
Siswo Mulyartono is a researcher at PUSAD Paramadina. He has co-authored "Policing Religious Conflicts in Indonesia" and wrote his BA thesis on the anti-Ahmadiyya mobilisation in Cikeusik, Banten, at the Faculty of Political and Social Sciences of Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic University in Jakarta.
Dr Budhy Munawar Rachman is a lecturer in Islamic studies at the Driyarkara School of Philosophy (STF) in Jakarta, a program officer at The Asia Foundation and a human rights and religious freedom activist.
Ibnu Nadzir is a researcher at the Center for Culture and Society in the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI). He holds a master's degree in Social and Cultural Anthropology from the University of Amsterdam.
Randy Wirasta Nandyatama is a lecturer in the Department of International Relations, Gadjah Mada University (UGM). From 2013 to early 2015 he was director of the ASEAN Studies Centre at UGM. He is currently a PhD candidate in the School of Social and Political Sciences in the Faculty of Arts, University of Melbourne. His research focuses on the role of Indonesian civil society organisations in the institutionalisation of human rights in ASEAN.
Rachma Indah Nurbani is a senior researcher at the SMERU Research Institute, with research interests in food security, nutrition, child well-being, gender equality, shock and crisis, and government budgets.
Raynov Tumorang Pamintori is a research fellow at Reprieve. Reprieve is a London-based international legal charity that provides free legal support to some of the world’s most vulnerable people, including those who are facing the death penalty and execution.
Helen Pausacker is the deputy director of the Centre for Indonesian Law, Islam and Society and an editor of the Australian Journal of Asian Law. She received her PhD from the Melbourne Law School in 2013.
Dicky Pelupessy is a PhD candidate at Victoria University's College of Arts and a graduate researcher at its Community, Identity, and Displacement Research Network (CIDRN). His doctoral research focuses on relocated communities. He is also a social psychology lecturer at the Faculty of Psychology, University of Indonesia.
Kanti Pertiwi is a PhD candidate at the University of Melbourne. She is also a lecturer in management at the Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Indonesia and previously worked for the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK). Her dissertation is titled: “'But that’s not corruption': An interpretive approach to business-government relations to corruption in Indonesia". She can be reached at email@example.com.
Daniel completed his PhD at Australian Catholic University in February 2019. His thesis was titled: 'Islam, Blasphemy, and Human Rights in Indonesia: The Case of Ahok'. He is an associate of the Centre for Indonesian Law, Islam and Society (CILIS) at the University of Melbourne.
Lecturer in International Relations, University of Melbourne
Dr Alfindra Primaldhi completed his PhD at the Faculty of Psychology at the University of Indonesia (UI), studying morality and political behaviour. He is now an adjunct researcher at the Demography Institute of the Faculty of Business and Economics at UI.
Christian Donny Putranto has recently completed a Master of Laws (Human Rights) at the Melbourne Law School, the University of Melbourne, as an Australian Awards Scholar. He previously worked at the UNHCR Indonesia and the International Committee of the Red Cross in Indonesia.
Irsyad Rafsadie is a researcher at PUSAD Paramadina. He has co-authored “Policing Religious Conflicts in Indonesia” and co-edited “Basudara Stories of Peace from Maluku: Working Together for Reconciliation.”
Belinda Raintung is a PhD candidate at the Nossal Institute for Global Health in the School of Population and Global Health at the University of Melbourne. She is currently based at the Centre for Reproductive Health at Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta. Belinda’s doctoral research explores the experiences of urban middle class women in Yogyakarta who have recently given birth in relation to family planning, breastfeeding and juggling their return to work with parenting.
Inaya Rakhmani is a lecturer at the Department of Communications, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, University of Indonesia and the head of its Communication Research Centre. She is an associate at the Asia Research Centre, Murdoch University, and a member of the Indonesian Young Academy of Sciences (ALMI).
Bhatara Ibnu Reza is a PhD candidate in the Faculty of Law at the University of New South Wales, researching civilian involvement in state defence. Bhatara is also a senior researcher at Imparsial, the Indonesian Human Rights Monitor.
Dr Robertus Robet (@Republik_Baru) is the head of sociology at the State University of Jakarta (UNJ) and a visiting scholar at the Centre for Indonesian Law, Islam and Society (CILIS) at the University of Melbourne.
Natalie Sambhi is a research fellow at the Perth USAsia Centre where she focuses on Indonesian foreign and defence policy and a PhD scholar at the Australian National University’s Strategic and Defence Studies Centre in Canberra, focusing on Indonesian military history.
Awidya Santikajaya is PhD candidate at Australian National University. His PhD research concentrates on comparative foreign policies of non-BRIC emerging powers, using Indonesia, South Africa and Turkey as case studies. His study is funded by the World Bank-Government of Indonesia’s SPIRIT scholarship. He holds a master of international relations from The Johns Hopkins University and a bachelor degree in economics from University of Indonesia.
Muninggar Sri Saraswati is a lecturer in the communications department of Swiss German University in Tangerang, Indonesia, and a freelance journalist. She holds a PhD in Asian Studies from Murdoch University. Her thesis, "The Political Campaign Industry and the Emergence of Social Media in Post-Authoritarian Indonesian Electoral Politics” examined the use of social media in the 2012 Jakarta Gubernatorial Election, the 2013 Makassar Mayoral Election and the 2014 Presidential Election.
Solahudin is a researcher on jihadi movements in Indonesia. He is the author of The Roots of Terrorism in Indonesia (translated by Dave McRae), published by NewSouth Books in association with the Lowy Institute for International Policy, with international editions by NUS Press and Cornell University Press.
Nathanael Gratias Sumaktoyo is a PhD candidate in political science at the University of Notre Dame, USA. He previously studied computer science, social psychology, and statistics, and is interested in voting behavior, political psychology, religion and politics, experimental methods, and causal inference.
Ayu Swandewi is a lecturer and researcher at Udayana University, Bali, and senior project manager at the Bali Tobacco Control Initiative (BTCI). Ayu graduated with a Master of Public Health from the University of Melbourne in 2008.
Ahmad Syarif is an analyst with Bowergroup Asia. He holds a master's degree from the University of Birmingham, where he wrote his thesis on the rise of hadrami religious authority in Palembang, South Sumatra.
Olivia Tasevski (@OliviaTasevski) is an international relations and Asian studies tutor at the University of Melbourne, where she completed her Bachelor of Arts (Honours) and Master of International Relations. She specialises in human rights issues in Indonesia and Indonesian history and politics.
Slamet Thohari is a lecturer and researcher with the Center for Disability Services and Studies at Brawijaya University in Malang, and the Indonesian chair of the Australian-Indonesian Disability Research and Advocacy Network (AIDRAN).
Tessa Toumbourou works on environmental governance issues in Indonesia and is an academic tutor at the University of Melbourne. She holds a Master of Environment (Governance, Policy and Communication stream) from the University.
Gerry van Klinken is senior researcher at KITLV, Leiden, the Netherlands. He edited In Search of Middle Indonesia: Middle Classes in Provincial Towns (with Ward Berenschot, Brill, 2014) and wrote The Making of Middle Indonesia: Middle Classes in Kupang town, 1930s-1980s (Brill, 2014). Both are available through open access download.
Dr Herlambang P Wiratraman is a lecturer and executive director of the Centre for the Study of Human Rights Law at the Faculty of Law, Airlangga University. He is also chair of the Indonesian Lecturers Association for Human Rights (SEPAHAM Indonesia, 2014-2017) and previously served as head of the Indonesian Association of Legal Philosophy (AFHI, 2013-2014).
Diatyka Widya Permata Yasih is a PhD candidate at the Asia Institute, University of Melbourne. She is also a lecturer at the Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, University of Indonesia.
Hipolitus Yolisandry Ringgi Wangge is a researcher at the Marthinus Academy in Jakarta. His current research focuses on democratisation in developing countries, particularly the role of crucial actors such as the military during democratic transition and consolidation. He has conducted fieldwork in West Papua on the role of Papuan youth in political and cultural identity during the special autonomy era.
Dr Lily Yulianti Farid is an Indonesian journalist, communication specialist, and researcher, and is the founder and director of the Makassar International Writers Festival. She completed her PhD at the School of Social and Political Science, University of Melbourne, in 2015.
Hendri Yulius is a researcher and writer. He is the author of a number of books, including Coming Out, now available at Gramedia. He holds a master's degree from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore.
Naila Rizqi Zakiah is a public defender at LBH Masyarakat. LBH Masyarakat is a non-profit organisation that provide free legal aid for marginalised groups such as LGBTIQ, people living with HIV, drug users, sex workers and people facing the death penalty or execution in Indonesia.
Diane Zhang is a Melbourne-based economist who researches the use of data and information in policy formulation. She has over 15 years of experience working in public policy in Australia, Indonesia and China. In 2004-2010, she lived and worked in Indonesia, consulting for the World Bank, DFAT, United Nations and GTZ.