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Biography

Ariel Heryanto is Herb Feith Professor for the Study of Indonesia, and Director of Monash Herb Feith Indonesian Engagement Centre. He is also affiliated Anthropology at the School of Social Sciences.

Ariel’s long-standing contribution to the international scholarly community has been distributed in three broad and related areas: (i) the everyday politics of identity; (ii) trans-regional collaborations for building a post-Cold War Asian studies; and (iii) a search for innovative dialogues between area studies and the “new humanities”, particularly cultural studies, media studies, and postcolonial studies. While Indonesia is the country he knows best, he is keen on comparative studies across Asia and beyond.

He is the author of Identity and Pleasure; the politics of Indonesian screen culture, Singapore: NUS Press (2014); State Terrorism and Political Identity in Indonesia: Fatally Belonging, London: Routledge (2007), editor of Popular Culture in Indonesia: Fluid Identities in Post-Authoritarian Politics, London & New York: Routledge (2008. His current research investigates Indonesia’s postcoloniality. Hundreds of his published writings, in English and Indonesian, are available for download, click here.

Keywords

  • Indonesia
  • culture
  • identity
  • power
  • violence
  • postcolonial

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Projects 2013 2018

Research Output 1995 2018

Popular Culture and Identity Politics

Heryanto, A. 2018 Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Indonesia. Hefner, R. W. (ed.). Abingdon Oxon UK: Routledge, p. 357 368 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Research

A Postcolonial Amnesia

Heryanto, A. 2016 Contemporary Culture and Media in Asia. Black, D., Khoo, O. & Iwabuchi, K. (eds.). London UK: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, p. 13-29 17 p. (Asian Cultural Studies: Transnational and Dialogic Approaches)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Benedict Anderson: A great inspiration

Heryanto, A. 2016 In : Philippine Studies: Historical and Ethnographic Viewpoints. 64, 1, p. 159-166 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Asia literacy: A deeply problematic metaphor

Heryanto, A. 2015 The Social Sciences in the Asian Century. Johnson, C., Mackie, V. & Morris-Suzuki, T. (eds.). 1st ed. Acton ACT Australia: The Australian National University, p. 171-189 19 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Great and misplaced expectations

Heryanto, A. Jan 2014 In : Critical Asian Studies. 46, 1, p. 162-166 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review