Experts

Rafiqa is a lecturer at the Faculty of Law at the University of Indonesia.
Irfan Abubakar is the director of the Centre for the Study of Religion and Culture at Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic University (UIN) in Jakarta.
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.
Anugerah Rizki Akbari is head of the Criminal Law Department at Jentera School of Law
Andi Rahman Alamsyah is a lecturer at the Department of Sociology, University of Indonesia. His research focuses on Islamic social movements and social change.
Ihsan Ali Fauzi is director of the Centre for the Study of Religion and Democracy (PUSAD) Paramadina and a lecturer at Paramadina Graduate School.
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).
Titi Anggraini is the executive director of the Association for Elections and Democracy (Perludem)
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.
Senza Arsendy is a monitoring and evaluation officer for a donor funded education project in Indonesia. He previously worked as a primary school teacher in a remote area of the country.
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).
Muhammad Tanziel Aziezi (Azhe) is a researcher at the Indonesian Institute for an Independent Judiciary (LeIP). Azhe also regularly writes on legal issues on his personal blog, www.kanggurumalas.com.
Adriany Badrah is the director of the Celebes Institute and teaches sociology at Tadulako University (Untad) in Palu.
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.
Ward Berenschot is a researcher at the Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV).
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.
Helen Brown is a senior journalist with ABC News. She was Indonesia correspondent for the Australia Network from 2010-2014.
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.
Lisa Cameron is a Professorial Research Fellow at the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, University of Melbourne.
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.
Dr Richard Chauvel is an honorary fellow at the Asia Institute at the University of Melbourne.
Diana Contreras Suarez is a Research Fellow at the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, University of Melbourne.
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.
Catriona Croft-Cusworth is an associate editor of Indonesia at Melbourne.
Dr Melissa Crouch is a Lecturer in the Law Faculty, at the University of New South Wales, Sydney. She is an Associate of the Centre for Indonesian Law and Islam at the University of Melbourne. Her most recent publication is an edited volume on Islam and the State in Myanmar: Muslim-Buddhist Relations and the Politics of Belonging.
Dr Teguh Dartanto is head of the Department of Economics, Faculty of Economics and Business, at the University of Indonesia.
Iqbal Aji Daryono writes for many online publications in Indonesia. His experiences of multiculturalism as a truck driver in Australia are detailed in his book, "Out of the Truck Box".
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.
Wulan Dirgantoro is a McKenzie Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of Culture and Communication at the University of Melbourne.
Riska Dwi Astuti is a researcher at SurveyMETER, a research institute in Yogyakarta.
Azis Anwar Fachrudin is a researcher at the Center for Religious and Cross-Cultural Studies (CRCS) at Gadjah Mada University (UGM). He is currently an Indonesia fellow with New Mandala.
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.
Michele Ford is director of the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre at the University of Sydney, where she researches Southeast Asian labour movements and trade union aid.
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.
Professor Ross Garnaut AO is a professorial research fellow in Economics at the University of Melbourne
Dr Jesse Hession Grayman is a senior lecturer and discipline convenor of development studies in the Faculty of Arts, University of Auckland. He tweets at @kopyor.
Dr Donald Greenlees is a senior advisor to Asialink, University of Melbourne, and a visiting fellow at the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, Australian National University
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.
Vedi Hadiz is Director and Professor of Asian Studies at the Asia Institute and an Assistant Deputy Vice-Chancellor International, University of Melbourne.
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.
Sandra Hamid is The Asia Foundation's country representative to Indonesia.
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.
Ismail Hasani is research director at the Setara Institute for Democracy and Peace. He is also a lecturer at Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic University (UIN) Jakarta.
Lecturer, Indonesian Studies
Dr Vannessa Hearman is a Lecturer in Indonesian Studies at the University of Sydney.
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.
Julia Ikasarana is a researcher at the Cakra Wikara Indonesia research association.
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.
Fahmi Ismail is a Masters of Global Media Communication student at the University of Melbourne and Indonesian strategic political communication analyst.
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.
Damar Juniarto is the regional coordinator of the Southeast Asia Freedom of Expression Network (SAFEnet).
Edwin Jurriëns is a lecturer in Indonesian Studies and convenor of Asian Studies at the Asia Institute, The University of Melbourne. He can be contacted at: edwin.jurriens@unimelb.edu.au.
Yoes C Kenawas is a PhD candidate at Northwestern University and a visiting research fellow at the Institute of Public Policy at Atma Jaya Catholic University, Jakarta.
Elly Kent is a writer, artist and translator who specialises in contemporary Indonesian art. She has recently been awarded a doctorate from the Australian National University (ANU).
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.
Nanang Indra Kurniawan is a PhD candidate at the Asia Institute at the University of Melbourne. His research focuses on participatory mapping of customary land in Central Kalimantan.
Mohamad Doddy Kusadrianto is director of law programs at The Asia Foundation in Jakarta.
Dr Airlangga Pribadi Kusman is a lecturer in the School of Social and Political Sciences at Airlangga University in Surabaya. He holds a PhD from the Asian Studies Centre at Murdoch University.
Tim Lindsey is Malcolm Smith Professor of Asian Law and Director of the Centre for Indonesian Law, Islam and Society at the University of Melbourne.
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).
Todung Mulya Lubis is one of Indonesia's leading human rights lawyers. He is a founder and senior partner of Lubis Santosa & Maramis and former director of the Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation (YLBHI).
Barita Lumbanbatu is a public interest lawyer at the Medan Legal Aid Institute (LBH Medan).
Al Makin is a lecturer in the sociology of religion at Sunan Kalijaga State Islamic University (UIN) in Yogyakarta.
Tim Mann is the editor of Indonesia at Melbourne
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.
Lecturer in Politics, Airlangga Unversity, Surabaya.
Ucu Martanto is a lecturer in the Department of Politics at Airlangga University in Surabaya, Indonesia.
ARC Future Fellow University of Melbourne
Dave McRae is a Senior Lecturer at the Asia Institute in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Melbourne. He is also an Associate at the Centre for Indonesian Law, Islam and Society.
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.
Dr Antje Missbach is an associate of the Centre for Indonesian Law, Islam and Society and a research fellow at the school of social sciences at Monash University.
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.
Abdil Mughis Mudhoffir is a PhD candidate at the Asia Institute, University of Melbourne.
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.
Jeremy Mulholland is executive director of Investindo International and researcher in international marketing and Indonesian political economy at La Trobe University.
Eni Mulia is the executive director of the Indonesian Association for Media Development (Perhimpunan Pengembangan Media Nusantara, PPMN).
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.
Mia Novitasari is a researcher at the Cakra Wikara Indonesia research association.
Eryanto Nugroho is a researcher at the Indonesian Centre for Law and Policy Studies (PSHK), and a lecturer at the Indonesia Jentera School of Law (STH Indonesia Jentera).
Nava Nuraniyah is an analyst at the Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict (IPAC), in Jakarta.
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.
Daniel Pascoe is an assistant professor at the School of Law, City University of Hong Kong
Deputy Director, Centre for Indonesian Law, Islam and Society
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 kanti.pertiwi@ui.ac.id.
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 Avery Poole is a Lecturer in International Relations in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the 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.
Houtmand P Saragih is a managing editor at Indonesia Finance Today and a gemstone enthusiast.
Dr Jemma Purdey is an adjunct fellow at Deakin University. She is the author of Anti-Chinese Violence in Indonesia 1996-1999, published by NUS Press.
R. Alam Surya Putra is deputy director of the environmental governance (SETAPAK) program, funded by the UK Climate Change Unit, for The Asia Foundation Indonesia.
Antoni Putra is a researcher with the Center for Law and Policy Studies (PSHK) in Jakarta.
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.
Mark Quigley is associate professor of earthquake science in the School of Earth Sciences at the University of Melbourne.
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.”
Erman A. Rahman is senior program director of The Asia Foundation Indonesia.
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).
Future Fellow, Asia Institute
Professor Thomas Reuter is a Future Fellow of the Australian Research Council at the Asia Institute, University of Melbourne
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.
Muhammad Rizaldi is a researcher at the Indonesian Court Monitoring Society (MaPPI) at the University of Indonesia. He completed his master's degree at Melbourne Law School in 2018.
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.
Richard Robison has written widely on the political economy of Indonesia and is Emeritus Professor at Murdoch University's Asia Research Centre.
Anna Rowe is a Master of Urban Planning student at the University of Melbourne.
Ali Nur Sahid is a researcher at PUSAD Paramadina. He co-authored "Keluar dari Ekstremisme" and wrote his MA thesis on the "Kamisan" (Thursdays) protests, at Paramadina Graduate School in Jakarta.
Agus Salim is a PhD candidate at the Asia Institute in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Melbourne. His research is on Islam and identity politics in Indonesia’s foreign policy.
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.
Dr Ken Setiawan is a Lecturer in Asian and Indonesian Studies at the Asia Institute. She is also an Associate of the Centre for Indonesian Law, Islam and Society (CILIS) at Melbourne Law School.
Charlotte Setijadi is Assistant Professor of Humanities in the School of Social Sciences at Singapore Management University.
Abidah Setyowati is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Department of International Relations, Australian National University.
M. Nur Sholikin is executive director of the Indonesian Center for Law and Policy Studies (PSHK) and a lecturer in Industrial Relations Law at Jentera School of Law.
Gaston Soehadi holds a PhD in film studies from the School of Media, Film and Journalism at Monash University.
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.
Hellena Souisa is PhD candidate at the Asia Institute, The University of Melbourne. Her research areas include media and politics, media economics, broadcast media, and journalism.
Leopold Sudaryono is a PhD candidate in criminology at the Australian National University.
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.
Asep Suryahadi is the executive director of the SMERU Research Institute.
Bivitri Susanti is a lecturer at the Jentera School of Law and a researcher with the Indonesian Center for Law and Policy Studies (PSHK).
Wahyu Susilo is the executive director of Migrant Care, a nongovernmental organisation that advocates for migrant workers' rights.
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.
Imang Jasmine (Imam Syafrudien As) is a freelance photographer based in Jakarta.
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.
Valerie Tan is a student at Monash Law School, and recently completed an internship at Lokataru Law & Human Rights Office through the ACICIS Professional Practicum program.
Dr Ross Tapsell is a lecturer at the Australian National University’s College of Asia and the Pacific. He is author of the forthcoming book Media Power in Indonesia: Oligarchs, Citizens and the Digital Revolution.
Giri Ahmad Taufik is a researcher at the Center For Law and Policy Studies (PSHK) and a PhD candidate at Griffith University.
Ross B. Taylor is the president of the Perth-based Indonesia Institute Inc and a former WA government commissioner to Indonesia based in Jakarta.
Rika Theo is a PhD student in International Development Studies at the Faculty of Geosciences at Utrecht University in the Netherlands.
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).
Hal Tilemann is an Australian lawyer who recently spent a year in Indonesia, where he undertook intensive language training and worked on criminal law reform matters.
Emilianus Yakob Sese Tolo is a Master of Development Studies student at the University of Melbourne.
Dirk Tomsa is a senior lecturer in the Department of Politics and Philosophy at La Trobe University
Adnan Topan Husodo is the coordinator of Indonesia Corruption Watch. He holds a Master of Development Studies from the University of Melbourne.
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.
Diah Tricesaria works with Jesuit Refugee Service Indonesia, based in Cisarua, West Java.
Dr Ariane Utomo is a lecturer in demography at the School of Geography, The University of Melbourne.
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.
Matthew Wai-Poi is a senior economist with the World Bank in Jakarta, where he leads the analytical work program on poverty and inequality.
Kate Walton is a Jakarta-based development worker and activist.
Nur Fitri Widya Astuti is a researcher at SurveyMETER, a non-governmental research institute based in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
Ian Wilson is a lecturer in politics and international studies and a research fellow at the Asia Research Centre, Murdoch University. He is the author of The Politics of Protection Rackets in Post-New Order Indonesia: Coercive Capital, Authority and Street Politics, published by Routledge in 2015.
Dr Monika Winarnita is an anthropologist teaching in Asian Studies at La Trobe University. She is the chief investigator for several La Trobe Transforming Human Societies Research Focus Area (RFA THS) funded research projects on gender, labour, migration, diaspora and digital culture. She is also an Associate at the Centre for Asia Pacific Initiatives, University of Victoria, Canada, where she completed her postdoctoral fellowship.
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).
Lydia Verina Wongso is a researcher at the HIV/AIDS Research Centre (PPH) at Atma Jaya University in Jakarta.
Amy Wu is a Master of Urban Planning student at the University of Melbourne.
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.
Febi Yonesta is the chairperson SUAKA and co-chair of the Indonesia Legal Aid Foundation (YLBHI).
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.
Hani Yulindrasari is a PhD candidate at the School of Social and Political Science, Faculty of Arts, the University of Melbourne. Her research is on masculinity in Indonesian politics.
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.