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ANU Indonesia Institute Postgraduate Workshop

ANU Indonesia Institute Event


Weston Theatre, Level 1, JG Crawford Building 132, Lennox Crossing, ANU


Wednesday, 12 September, 2018 - 09:00 to Thursday, 13 September, 2018 - 17:00

Venue: J. G. Crawford Building, Weston Theatre and Seminar Rooms 3, 7, 8 and 9.

This workshop is a venue where postgraduate students researching Indonesia-related topics at the ANU, around Australia and further afield will present their research, receive feedback on it, and learn new skills and build networks that will help them develop their research careers. A diverse group of students will be presenting papers on a range of topics on Indonesian society, politics, economy, security, history and more. The deadline for presenters to submit abstracts has passed, but students, academics and others who wish to attend the event and learn about new research on Indonesia are welcome to attend. 

Please note lunch is only provided for presenters and speakers, other participants need to make their own arrangements, Ivy & the Fox Cafe is right next to the venue. 

Workshop program

Day 1: Wednesday, September 12, 2018

8-9am Registration.

9-10.30am Keynote:  Professor Saskia Wieringa, University of Amsterdam - Researching in Indonesia (Weston Theatre)

10.30-11am Morning tea

11-11.45am Giving effective academic presentations. Professor Robert Cribb. (Weston Theatre)

11.45am-12.30pm Group work/introductory session. (Seminar Room 3, 7, 8, 9 and Weston Theatre)

12.30-1.30pm Lunch

1.30-3pm Session 1

Health and welfare (Room 3)

Panel chair: Professor Terry Hull

Religious Fatalism: ‘to smoke or not smoke’. Rizanna Rosemary

Access all areas? Female peer outreach workers in the harm reduction sector. Sheilagh Gaddes

Indonesian Demographic Health Survey data analysis of outcomes for low risk women birthing at home with skilled assistance. Kai Hodgkin

Religious extremism (Room 7)

Panel chair: Associate Professor Ronit Ricci

Family Context and jihadism: The role of family dysfunction in socialization. Haula Noor

Courting violence: Opportunistic parties and the politics of religion. Zahra Amalia Syarifah

Factors contributing to terrorism sentencing outcomes in Indonesia. Milda Istiqomah

Rural politics and society (Room 8)

Panel chair: Associciate Professor John McCarthy

Debts, persistence and everyday politics in a rural East Javanese village. Colum Graham.

Searching for justice in land conflict resolution: Lessons from Indonesian forestry and palm oil. Ahmad Dhiaulhaq

Governance Processes in the implementation of land acquisition plans for infrastructure development in Indonesia. Deti Kusmalawati

3-3.30pm Afternoon tea

3.30-4.30pm Session 2

Ecology and society in eastern Indonesia (Room 3)

Panel chair: Professor James Fox

Agrarian transitions and rural (youth) migration in Flores, Indonesia. Jessica Clendenning

“What good is an unplanted seed?” The anthropology of financial instruments and old economics in Bajawa, Flores. Ian Pollock

Challenges to community participation in large-scale marine protected area establishment: a case study from the Savu Sea Marine National Park, East Nusa Tenggara Province, Indonesia. Pia Harkness

Political economy (Room 7)

Panel chair: Professor Edward Aspinall

Jakarta: bureaucratic reform, extraction capacity and electoral politics. Johanes Widoyoko (Danang)

The path dependent line of Article 33 of the Indonesian Constitution: The case of BP Migas. Giri Ahmad Taufik

Trumping development in Indonesia. Michael Peck

Business, investment and value (Room 8)

Panel chair: Professor Hal Hill

The paradox of “beyond compliance” policy; business responses to voluntary standards in a developing country. Bahruddin

East Asia regional governance and domestic policies of portfolio investment in the post-Asian Financial Crisis era: The case of Indonesia. Chandra Kusuma

Education (Room 9)

Panel chair: Professor Kathryn Robinson

Internalisation of Islamic education in the families of the Dayak Bakumpai in South Kalimantan. Jamal Syarif

Experiences within neoliberal management policy. Stories of women in Indonesian academe. Siti Muflichah

Transitioning into university: Measuring psychological strengths and academic adjustment in an Indonesian context. Wuri Prasetyawati

6.30pm Workshop dinner (Presenters and chairs only)

Day 2: Thursday, September 13, 2018

9-10.30am Expert panel: Using data in research on Indonesia. Professor Budy Resosudarmo, Dr Steven McEachern, and Professor Sharon Bessell, charied by Aliza Hunt. (Weston Theatre)

10.30-11am Morning tea

11am-12.30pm Session 3

Politics, Islam and popular culture (Room 3)

Panel chair: Associate Professor Greg Fealy

Infrastructure of halal consumption: Defining halal and navigating the Muslim self in urban settings. Arum Budiastuti.

The making of ‘the electoral ummah’: Islamism and the crisis of political representation in Indonesia. Luqman Nul Hakim

Gender and welfare (Room 7)

Panel chair: Professor Sharon Bessell 

Gender and health inequalities in later life: Evidence from Aging in Rural Indonesian Survey. Muhammad Ulil Absor

"Cities for all? Understanding childhood poverty from the perspective of urban poor children in the context of involuntary relocation in Makassar". Clara Siagian

Regional autonomy (Room 8)

Panel chair: Professor Edward Aspinall

The politics of budgets in decentralised Indonesia: Accounting for accountability and patronage. Fakhridho Sbp Susilo

Elites and the negotiation of special autonomy policy in Papua, Indonesia. Emir Chairullah

Seeking governance innovations in a decentralised Indonesia: The case of Batang Regency, Central Java. Adyawarman

Colonial history and memory (Room 9)

Panel chair: Professor Robert Cribb

The politics of population movement in colonial Indonesia. Jacob Wray

A cross-cultural dialogue: The modernisms of India and Indonesia. Tanya Singh

The heroism of Cut Nyak Dhien: The film’s impact on collective memory. Myra Mentari Abubakar

12.30-1.30pm Lunch

1.30-3pm Session 4

Subnational politics (Room 3)

Panel chair: Professor Edward Aspinall / Professor Budy Resosudarmo

Incumbency effects in Indonesia’s mayoral elections. Adrianus Hendrawan

The branding of servant leaders and political outsiders in the emergence of political newcomers in Indonesian politics. Gunaro Setiawan

Security and international relations (Room 7)

Panel chair: Associate Professor Marcus Mietzner 

Underbalancing the China threat? The domestic limitations of Indonesia’s balance of threat behaviour. Bradley Wood

The politics of Indonesia’s relationship with China (1990-2016). Gatra Priyandita

Reconfiguring Indonesia’s defense strategy: Assessment of TNI strategic culture and the land-based security perspective. Pandu Utama Manggala

Aid and development (Room 8)

Panel chair: Dr Arianto Patunru

Beyond islands of excellence: complexity and trade-offs within wide-scale community driven development. Nicholas Metherall

Countering violent extremism in Indonesia. Kate Grealy

The implementation of timber legality verification system in Indonesia’s plantation forest value chains. Depi Susilawati

Inequality, marginalisation and governance (Room 9)

Panel chair: Dr Ross Tapsell

The Role of the Media in Shaping Perceptions of Inequality: The Case of Indonesia. Christopher Hoy

Governing the implementation of anti-human trafficking policy: Examining prevention of labour trafficking in Indonesia. Faisal Nurdin Idris

The traveling policy: The ideational process and the implementation of conditional cash transfers in Indonesia. Naimah Talib

3-3.30pm Afternoon tea

3.30-5pm Expert Panel: Publishing your research. Associat Professor Marcus Mietzner, and Dr Eve Warburton, charied by Dr Iwu Utomo. (Weston Theatre)

For inquiries, please contact: indonesia.institute@anu.edu.au

The organising committee for the Indonesia Institute Postgraduate Workshop includes:

  • Professor Edward Aspinall, Bell School, CAP
  • Associate Professor Caroline Turner, Research School of Humanities and the Arts, CASS.
  • Dr Iwu Utomo, School of Demography, CASS.
  • Dr Elly Kent, Australian Consortium for In-Country Indonesian Studies
  • Aliza Hunt, PhD candidate, School of Population Health / Centre for Mental Health Research
  • Astari Daenuwy, PhD candidate, Bell School, CAP
  • Thomas Power, PhD candidate, Bell School, CAP

Image by Ray Yen.

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