Position Assistant Professor
Degree S.H. (University of Indonesia) ; Dr. (Kyoto University)
Specialty Political science
Current Research Interests Working class politics, Law and Development, Social Change in Southeast Asia
  • Professional Career

Since April 2016: Assistant Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS)


April 2010 – March 2016: Research Fellow, Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS), Kyoto University



  • Selected publications

At a Moment's Notice: Indonesian Maids Write on Their Lives Abroad (Copenhagen: NIAS Press, 2019)


"Democratization and Religious NGOs in Indonesia." in Middle Class, Civil Society and Democracy in Asia, edited by Hsin-Huang Michael Hsiao, pp.119-145 (Oxon: Routledge, 2019).


Rereading Leftist Writings from Southeast Asia. Southeast Asian Studies 7 (1). (Editor)

Environmental Resources Use and Challenges in Contemporary Southeast Asia: Tropical Ecosystems in Transition. Singapore: Springer, 2018.  (Co-editor with Mario Lopez)

The making of a new social contract: labor law in Indonesia after Reformasi. The Southeast Asian Review 28 (2): 85-117.

Review of The Malayan Communist Party as recorded in the Comintern files, by Fujio Hara (Petaling Jaya: Strategic Information and Research Development Centre, 2017). TRaNS: Trans-Regional and National Studies of Southeast Asia 6(1): 133-135.  

Review of G30S and Asia: Dalam bayang-bayang Perang Dingin, edited by Kurasawa Aiko and Matsumura Toshio (Jakarta: Penerbit  Buku Kompas). Southeast Asian Studies 6 (3): 531-533.

Political Assassination in Southeast Asia. Kyoto Review of Southeast Asia no. 21 (March 2017) (Editor).

Worker activism after Reformasi 1998: a new phase for Indonesian unions? Hong Kong: Asia Monitor Resource Centre, 2014 (Editor).


Rethinking democratic practices in Southeast Asia: corruption and political scandals in the early 21st century. Special issue of Asian Politics and Policy 6 (4), 2014 (Co-editor with Mario Lopez).


Organising under the revolution: unions and the state in Java, 1945-48. Singapore/Kyoto: NUS Press, 2013.


Factory employment, female workers' activism, and authoritarianism in Indonesia: reading Ida Irianti's pembelaan. Critical Asian Studies 44 (4): 597-626.


Defining “Indonesia” from the margins: working class autobiography as part of the nation’s collective memory. Indonesia and the Malay World 39 (114): 221-243.


Workers control in Java, Indonesia, 1945-1946. In Ours to manage and own: worker control from the Commune to the present, edited by Dario Azzellini and Immanuel Ness, pp. 210-227. Chicago: Haymarket Books, 2011.


Labour law without ‘rights’ in Indonesia: the making of Undang Undang Kerdja 1948. International Journal of Comparative Labour Law and Industrial Relations 25 (4): 357-378.


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