Byron J. Good, PhD
Dr. Byron Good is Professor of Medical Anthropology at the Department of Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, and Professor in the Department of Anthropology, Harvard University. His work has focused on research and mental health services development in Asian societies, particularly Indonesia, as well as the theorization of subjectivity in contemporary societies. He has worked to develop mental health services in post-tsunami and post-conflict Aceh and to evaluate mental health services in Southeast Asia.
Christoph Schuck, PhD
Dr. Christoph Schuck is a Professor of Political Science at the Department of Philosophy and Political Science, University of Dortmund. He has written extensively on the politics of democracy in Indonesia, including such books as Der indonesische Demokratisierungsprozess. Politischer Neubeginn und historische Kontinuität and Democracy in Indonesia: The Challenge of Consolidation.
David Price, PhD
Dr. David Price is a Professor at the School of Law, Charles Darwin University, and was until recently a Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Law, Gadjah Mada University. His research focuses on intellectual property law, public international law, and international trade law, particularly as they relate to the Middle East, Australia, and Indonesia. His publications include The Development of Intellectual Property Legal Regimes in the Arabian Gulf States: Infidels at the Gates (Routledge-Cavendish; 2009) and Intellectual Property Commentary and Materials (Thomson Reuters; 2011).
Djoko Suryo, PhD
Dr. Djoko Suryo is a professor of history at the Faculty of Cultural Sciences, Gadjah Mada University. He completed his doctoral studies at Monash University, Australia, in 1983, with a dissertation titled “Social and Economic Life in Rural Semarang under Colonial Rule in the later 19th century”. His research interests include social history and rural history.
Donald K. Emmerson, PhD
Dr. Donald Emmerson heads the Southeast Asia Program at Stanford University and is affiliated with its centers on Islam and democracy. Recent work on Indonesia includes chapters in Producing Indonesia (2014) and Indonesia Rising (2012). He has also written on China-Southeast Asia relations, the American “rebalance” toward Asia, and the future of ASEAN.
Frank Dhont, PhD (chairman)
Dr. Frank Dhont is Associate Professor, Department of History, National Cheng Kung University. He previously worked as Senior Lecturer in FASS-IAS, the University of Brunei Darussalam. He obtained a PhD in History from Yale University specializing in history of Indonesia and Southeast Asia. He also holds an MHum in history from Gadjah Mada University (Indonesia) as well as an MA in Indonesian from Lund University (Sweden). As Indonesianist, he is regularly involved in multidisciplinary initiatives and is founder and chair of the International Indonesia Forum. His major research interests include the reactions of both indigenous rulers and ordinary people to Japanese colonialism in the Netherlands Indies and Southeast Asia during World War II. He is also interested in the history of both World Wars in Asia and the spread of ideologies such as nationalism and Islam, especially in the context of colonial empires in Asia.
George Quinn, PhD
Dr. George Quinn is Adjunct Professor and Visiting Fellow at the Australian National University College of Asia. His research interests include the literature and popular culture of contemporary Java, patterns and sites of pilgrimmage in Java and Madura, and the Catholic Church in East Timor. He is vice chairperson of Balai Bahasa Indonesia (ACT), a Canberra-based organization intended to help combat declining Indonesia-literacy in Australia. Some of his shorter writings on on Javanese language, literature, and religion are available at Academia.edu.
Hans Pols, PhD
Dr. Hans Pols is an associate professor at the Faculty of Science of the University of Sydney. He is interested in the history, sociology, and anthropology of medicine, and currently engaged in a research project on the history of medicine in the Dutch East Indies and Indonesia, particularly the roles Indonesian physicians have played in the social, cultural, and political movements in the Dutch East Indies and Indonesia in the 1950s. He is also researching the nature of Indonesian herbal medicine (jamu) and the way it relates to modern medicine.
Hermanu Joebagio, PhD
Dr. Hermanu Joebagio is a Professor in Indonesian Islamic History at Sebelas Maret University. He earned his PhD from Sunan Kalijaga State Islamic University with his dissertation “Biografi Politik Paku Buwana X: Studi Gerakan Islam dan Kebangsaan di Keraton Surakarta”, a political biography of Sunan Paku Buwana X of Surakarta
Heddy Shri Ahimsa-Putra, PhD
Dr. Heddy Shri Ahimsa-Putra is a Professor of Cultural Anthropology at Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta. He completed his doctoral studies in anthropology at the University of Indonesia before continuing his postdoctoral studies at Columbia University. His books include Strukturalisme Lévi-Strauss, Mitos dan Karya Sastra (2007), regarding the use of Claude Lévi-Strauss’ theories in mythological and literary analysis, and Patron dan Klien di Sulawesi Selatan : Sebuah Kajian Fungsional-Struktural (2007), regarding the patron-client relations in South Sulawesi.
Joseph Errington, PhD
Dr. Joseph Errington studies language change in Indonesia as a source of insight into the ways the country’s national and ethnic languages constitute intimate parts of everyday lives, and at the same time are foundational for large scale institutions and social dynamics. He has worked in Central Java on sociolinguistic change during the transition to Indonesian democracy, and the entry of Indonesian into lives and communities of Javanese villagers. His current research is on Indonesian’s use and development in scenes of rapid urbanization, with a focus on middle class residents of three provincial capitals who speak the national language as well as native dialects of Malay.
Mary Jo Delvecchio-Good, PhD
Dr. Mary Jo Delvecchio-Good is Professor of Social Medicine at the Department of Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School. She is also visiting professor at the Faculty of Medicine at Gadjah Mada University, where she was a Fulbright Senior Scholar in 1996–1997. Her research broadly focuses on the culture and political economy of biomedicine, biotechnology and bioethics, including the clinical realities and moral dilemmas encountered by physicians in the United States, Indonesia, and East Africa.
Mason C. Hoadley, PhD
Dr. Mason Hoadley is Professor Emeritus of Southeast Asian History and Indonesian at Lund University. He has written extensively on the politics, law, and state administration of Indonesia.
Michael Dove, PhD
Dr. Michael R. Dove is the Margaret K. Musser Professor of Social Ecology, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies; Curator, Peabody Museum of Natural History; Professor, Department of Anthropology; Director of the Southeast Asia Council; and co-coordinator of the joint doctoral program in Anthropology and Environmental Studies, Yale University. His most recent books are The Anthropology of Climate Change (Wiley/Blackwell; 2014); Climate Cultures (coeditor J. Barnes, Yale University Press; 2015), and Science, Society, and Environment (coauthor D. M. Kammen, Routledge; 2015). His current research takes a comparative, post-humanist approach to views of the environment in South and Southeast Asia.
Paulus Wiryono Priyotamtomo, PhD
Dr. Paulus Wiryono Priyotamtomo is the former president of Sanata Dharma University (2006–2014) and current head of the Indonesia’s Association of Catholic Institutions of Higher Learning (APTIK). He has a background in Philosophy, Theology, Agriculture, Economics and Education, and has taught at Sanata Dharma University, Gadjah Mada University, and Soegijapranata Catholic University.
Peter Carey, PhD
Dr. Peter Carey is Fellow Emeritus of Trinity College, Oxford, and YAD Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Indonesia. Over his forty-five years of involvement with Indonesia, his research has focused on the country’s modern history, with a particular emphasis on Java. He has published extensively on Diponegoro, the British in Java (1811–16) and the Java War (1825–30), including two biographies of Diponegoro: The Power of Prophecy (2007) and Destiny; The Life of Prince Diponegoro of Yogyakarta, 1785–1855.