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Assistant Professor, Universitas Indonesia

Aryo Danusiri assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Indonesia, is a video artist and anthropologist active in Indonesia. An affiliate of the Sensory Ethnography Lab, he holds a Ph.D. in Social Anthropology with Critical Media Practice from Harvard. His artistic works have been exploring the circulations of new keywords, violence, and memory in reconfiguring the political and social landscape of post-authoritarian Indonesian 1998. Those works have premiered at various festivals, including Rotterdam, Amnesty Amsterdam, and Yamagata's “New Asia Current.” His first feature-length documentary, Playing Between Elephants, was awarded “Movies That Matters for Best Human Rights Film” at Jakarta International Film Festival 2007 and “Best Documentary” at Brussels Independent IFF.


  • 2016–present
    Assistant Professor, University of Indonesia (Anthropology Department)
  • 2014–2017
    Fellow, Harvard University Weatherhead Center for International Affairs


  • 2021 
    Harvard University, Ph.D Social Anthropology and Critical Media Practice
  • 2005 
    Tromsø University Norway, M.Phil Visual Cultural Studies/Visual Anthropology
  • 1997 
    University of Indonesia, BA Sociocultural Anthropology