Iqra Anugrah is a doctoral student in the department of political science, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL. He also holds degrees from Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University and Ohio University. His current research interests are democratization, elite and state formations, debates in political science methodologies, and critical social theories.
Eliot Bates is an ethnomusicologist whose work focuses on materiality, digital audio, and the built environments of musical performance and recorded audio production. Prior to becoming a lecturer in Ethnomusicology and Popular Music Studies at the University of Birmingham (UK), he held positions at the University of Maryland-College Park and Cornell University. He is an avid performer of the Arabic/Turkish 'ud and of Central Javanese gamelan.
Shofwan Al Banna Choiruzzad received his doctoral degree from the Graduate School of International Relations, Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, in March 2013. His research interests include the localization (and re-globalization) of global discourses (including "Islamic economy" and "conspiracy theories").
Ward Keeler is Associate Professor of anthropology at the University of Texas at Austin. The first part of his career was based on long-term fieldwork in Java and Bali; more recently, he has been doing research in Burma.
Rudolf Mrázek is Professor in the history department at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and author of Sjahrir: Politics and Exile in Indonesia (1994), Engineers of Happy Land: Technology and Nationalism in a Colony (2002), and A Certain Age: Colonial Jakarta through the Memories of Its Intellectuals (2012). He is now working on Boven Digoel in Colonial Indonesia and Terezín in Nazi Bohemia, 1927-45.
Jenny Munro is a cultural anthropologist whose research focuses on racial politics, education, and HIV/AIDS in indigenous Papuan communities in eastern Indonesia. She is a Canadian Institutes for Health Research postdoctoral fellow at the University of Calgary and has recently published on racism, sexuality and the politics of HIV research in the Journal of Youth Studies and The Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology.
Danilyn Rutherford is Professor and Chair of anthropology at University of California-Santa Cruz. She is the author of Raiding the Land of the Foreigners: The Limits of the Nation on an Indonesian Frontier (2003) and Laughing at Leviathan: Sovereignty and Audience in West Papua (2012). [End Page 189]
Julian Smythe is a PhD candidate in the field of Peace and Conflict Studies and has worked and lived for fourteen years across the Indonesian archipelago.
Antonius Made Tony Supriatma is working as an editor at the non-profit Joyo Indonesia News Service, or "JoyoNews."
David Webster is an assistant professor in the history department of Bishop's University, located in Sherbrooke, Quebec. He is the author of Fire and the Full Moon: Canada and Indonesia in a Decolonizing World (University of British Columbia Press, 2009) and collection editor of East Timor Testimony (Between the Lines, 2004). He has published articles on Asian history and Canada's trans-Pacific relations in journals including Diplomatic History, Pacific Affairs, and Asia Pacific Viewpoint.
Marina Welker is an assistant professor in Cornell University's anthropology department. Her research interests include corporations, international development, extractive industries, and tobacco in Indonesia and the United States. [End Page 190]