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Benjamin Hegarty

McKenzie Fellow, The University of Melbourne

Benjamin Hegarty is an anthropologist and the author of The Made-Up State: A Trans History of Technology in Indonesia (Cornell University Press, forthcoming 2022). Currently, he is a McKenzie Fellow in Anthropology at the University of Melbourne and a Research Fellow at the Center of Excellence on Health Policy and Social Innovation - AIDS Research Center, Atma Jaya Catholic University. His research interests lie at the intersection of medical anthropology, gender, sexuality and Indonesian studies.

Experience

  • 2019–present
    Research fellow, Center of Excellence on Health Policy and Social Innovation - AIDS Research Center, Atma Jaya Catholic University
  • –present
    McKenzie Fellow, The University of Melbourne

Education

  • 2018 
    Australian National University, PhD, Anthropology

Publications

  • 2021
    Governing Nonconformity: Gender Presentation, Public Space, and the City in New Order Indonesia, Journal of Asian Studies
  • 2021
    One Transgender Community's Experience of the COVID-19 Pandemic A Report from Indonesia, Transgender Studies Quarterly
  • 2021
    Chasing targets in a pandemic: The impact of COVID-19 on HIV outreach workers for MSM (men who have sex with men) in Jakarta, Indonesia, Global Public Health
  • 2020
    Understanding the challenges faced in community-based outreach programs aimed at men who have sex with men in urban Indonesia, Sexual Health

Professional Memberships

  • Australian Anthropological Society
  • Australian Studies Association of Australia

Research Areas

  • Culture, Gender, Sexuality (200205)
  • Public Health And Health Services (1117)
  • Social And Cultural Anthropology (160104)