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Greg Acciaioli currently lectures in Anthropology and Sociology at the University of Western Australia. He has also taught at Vassar College, Columbia University and the University of Arizona, as well as guest lecturing at Universitas Indonesia, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Universiti Darul Iman Malaysia, and Universiti Malaysia Kelantan. He has presented keynote lectures at conferences in Indonesia and Malaysia. After his 1980s doctoral research on Bugis migration to Central Sulawesi, he has conducted research on such topics as social impacts of rice intensification, Indonesian national policy toward minorities, the Indigenous peoples' movement in Indonesia, conservation contestations in and around national parks, and resistance to oil palm plantations. He has co-edited Authority and Enterprise among the peoples of South Sulawesi (KITLV Press, 2000) and Biodiversity and Human Livelihoods in Protected Areas: Case Studies from the Malay Archipelago (Cambridge U Press, 2008). He has also contributed articles to numerous collections, such as Community, Environment and Local Governance in Indonesia (Routledge, 2009), and published in such journals as Conservation Biology, Social Analysis, and the Asian Journal of Social Science.


  • 1991–present
    Assistant Professor, The University of Western Australia


  • 1991 
    The Australian National University, PhD / Anthropology