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Keith Andrew Bettinger is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Geography at the University of Hawaii. His academic focus is environmental geography with interests in protected areas and climate change. He has conducted research on national parks in Indonesia and Malaysia. Keith was the recipient of the 2012 Sumitro fellowship awarded by the United States–Indonesia Society.

Colin Brown is Adjunct Professor in the Griffith Asia Institute, Brisbane, Australia. His primary teaching and research interests focus on modern Indonesian history and politics. His most recent publication is “The Bandung Conference and Indonesian Foreign Policy,” in Land, Livelihood, the Economy, and the Environment in Indonesia: Essays in Honour of Joan Hardjono (2012).

Michael Buehler is Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science and a Faculty Associate at the Center for Southeast Asian Studies at Northern Illinois University. His teaching and research interests evolve around state–society relations in Indonesian local politics. Michael has published on local politics in Indonesia in journals such as Comparative Politics, Party Politics, Indonesia, and the Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies.

Simon Butt is a current Australian Research Council Australian Postdoctoral Research Fellow and Associate Director (Indonesia) for the Centre for Asian and Pacific Law at The University of Sydney, where he teaches Indonesian law. He has written widely on aspects of Indonesian law, including two recent books: Corruption and Law in Indonesia (Routledge, 2012) and The Constitution of Indonesia: A Contextual Analysis (Hart, 2012, with Tim Lindsey). The authors thanks the ARC (project No. DP110104287) for funding this research.

Jamie S. Davidson is Associate Professor in the National University of Singapore's Department of Political Science, where he teaches about comparative politics, ethnicity and religion, and Southeast Asia politics and government. His books include From Rebellion to Riots: Collective Violence on Indonesian Borneo (2008) and Indonesia's Changing Political Economy: Governing the Roads (forthcoming).

William Hurst is Associate Professor of Political Science at Northwestern University, having been previously assistant professor at the universities of Texas and Toronto. His ongoing research focuses on the politics of courts and legal institutions in China and Indonesia. [End Page 153]

Hatib Abdul Kadir co-founded and is a Lecturer in the Department of Anthropology at Brawijaya University. He is also a doctoral student of anthropology at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Oiyan Liu is a Research Assistant Professor at the University of Hong Kong. She is a historian of China, Southeast Asia, and overseas Chinese communities, and her research interests concern the study of empires and diaspora in transnational and comparative contexts. Her current research examines inter-imperial rivalry and the role of overseas Chinese in shaping and reconfiguring notions of subjecthood, race, nationality, and territory.

Tamara Loos is an Associate Professor in the History Department at Cornell University, and author of Subject Siam: Family, Law, and Colonial Modernity in Thailand (Cornell University Press, 2006). She teaches Southeast Asian history and researches law, sexuality, gender, and biography in Thai history.

Nicholas Parsons is a researcher and consultant who has advised both public and private organisations on Indonesian law. He was the Prime Minister’s Australia Asia Award Holder in 2011. His current research interests include decentralisation, village governance and judicial review as well as regional taxation and revenue law.

Janet Steele is an Associate Professor of journalism at the School of Media and Public Affairs, George Washington University, Washington, DC. Her book, Wars Within: The Story of Tempo, an Independent Magazine in Soeharto’s Indonesia (Equinox Publishing and ISEAS, 2005), focuses on Tempo magazine and its relationship to the politics and culture of New Order Indonesia. She is currently working on a book on journalism and Islam in the Malay Archipelago.

Karen Kartomi Thomas (PhD University of California–Berkeley) is Adjunct Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for Theatre and Performance at Monash University in Melbourne. Her research projects based on ethnographic fieldwork include studies of the performing arts of Sumatra, in particular the little known masked theater traditions, and other Malay Indonesian theater forms in the Riau islands. [End Page 154]



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