Herb Feith Professor for the Study of Indonesia, Deputy Director Monash Asia Institute, Monash University

Ariel Heryanto is Herb Feith Professor for the Study of Indonesia. In addition to his work with the Herb Feith Foundation and with Anthropology at the School of Social Sciences, he serves as Deputy Director of the Monash Asia Institute.

Previously he was Professor, The School of Culture, History and Language at the Australian National University. Prior to that, he was convener of Indonesian Program of the Asia Institute, The University of Melbourne. His first two degrees (Sarjana Muda and Doktorandus) were in Education from Universitas Kristen Satya Wacana, Indonesia. He gained his MA degree in Asian Studies from the University of Michigan (USA), and PhD degree in cultural anthropology from Monash University.

He is the author of Identity and Pleasure: The Politics of Indonesian Screen Culture, Singapore and Kyoto: NUS Press (2014); State Terrorism And Political Identity In Indonesia: Fatally Belonging, London: Routledge (2007), and editor of Popular Culture in Indonesia: Fluid Identities in Post-Authoritarian Politics, London & New York: Routledge (2008). His current research investigates Indonesia’s postcoloniality. Hundreds of his published writings, in English and Indonesian, are available for download at http://arielheryanto.wordpress.com


  • –present
    Professor and Deputy Director (Education) at The School of Culture, History and Language., Australian National University