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  • Contributors

Edward Aspinall is a professor in the Department of Political and Social Change, School of International, Political and Strategic Studies, College of Asia and the Pacific, Australian National University. He is the author of Opposing Suharto: Compromise, Resistance, and Regime Change in Indonesia (2005) and Islam and Nation: Separatist Rebellion Aceh, Indonesia (2009).

Jacqui Baker is a visiting fellow at the Department for Political and Social Change at the Australian National University and a lecturer in Indonesian politics. She holds a PhD in Government from the London School of Economics and is currently writing a book on the politics of police reform. In early 2013, Jacqui collaborated with ABC Radio National to make Eat Pray Mourn, a radio documentary that uses storytelling to present her research on the killing of thieves in Jakarta.

Michele Ford is Director of the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre and Associate Professor in the Department of Indonesian Studies at the University of Sydney. Her research interests focus on the Indonesian labor movement, trade union aid, and trade union responses to labor migration in East and Southeast Asia. Michele is the author of Workers and Intellectuals: NGOs, Unions and the Indonesian Labour Movement (NUS/Hawaii/KITLV 2009) and co-editor of several books, including Women and Work in Indonesia (Routledge 2008).

Sheri L. Gibbings is a social anthropologist whose research focuses on how street vendors, government officials, non-governmental organizations, and other groups negotiate the development and implementation of urban plans, policies, and projects in Indonesian cities. She is Assistant Professor of Global Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University in Ontario, Canada, and recently published an article in City & Society, entitled “Unseen Powers and Democratic Detectives: Street Vendors in an Indonesian City,” on political communication in newspapers.

Vedi R. Hadiz is Professor of Asian Societies and Politics at the Asia Research Centre, Murdoch University. He is the author of Localising Power in Post-Authoritarian Indonesia: A Southeast Asia Perspective (Stanford University Press, 2010) and co-author (with Richard Robison) of Reorganising Power in Indonesia: The Politics of Oligarchy in an Age of Markets (RoutledgeCurzon, 2004). As an Australian Research Council Future Fellow, he is currently conducting research on state, class and Islamic populism in Indonesia and the Middle East.

Robert W. Hefner is professor of anthropology and director of the Institute on Culture, Religion, and World Affairs at Boston University. [End Page 219]

Damien Kingsbury is a professor and director of the Centre for Citizenship, Development, and Human Rights, Faculty of Arts and Education, Deakin University, Melbourne.

R. William Liddle is emeritus professor of political science, Ohio State University. His current research includes book projects on Indonesian voting behavior and presidential leadership.

Thomas B. Pepinsky is Associate Professor in the Department of Government and Associate Director of the Modern Indonesia Project at Cornell University. He is the author of Economic Crises and the Breakdown of Authoritarian Regimes: Indonesia and Malaysia in Comparative Perspective (Cambridge University Press, 2009), as well as articles in the American Journal of Political Science, British Journal of Political Science, International Studies Quarterly, World Development, World Politics, and other publications.

Richard Robison is Emeritus Professor at Murdoch University, Australia. He has previously been Professor of Politics and Director of the Asia Research Centre at Murdoch University and Professor of Political Economy at the Institute for Social Studies, The Hague, Netherlands. His research has been focused on the political economy of markets and the nature of the market state with a special interest in Indonesia. His publications include Indonesia: The Rise of Capital (1986) and Reorganising Power in Indonesia (with Vedi Hadiz, 2004).

Nancy J. Smith-Hefner is Associate Professor and Associate Chair of Anthropology at Boston University. As a linguistic anthropologist and specialist in religion and gender in Southeast Asia, she has conducted research on language, identity, and gender socialization in Java, as well as identity and moral education among Cambodian refugees in the United States. Her current research takes up questions of gender and sexuality among Muslim Javanese youth and traces trends and controversies in Muslim youth culture in Java.

Suryadi is a lecturer in Indonesian studies at Leiden University Institute for Area Studies (LIAS), Leiden, The Netherlands. His research interests are oral...


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