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Research Felllow, University of Birmingham

An anthropologist by training, Laura’s background spans arts, humanities and social sciences. She values genuinely interdisciplinary collaborative research and is currently employed in socio-legal research on UK social policy. Prior to her work on an ESRC-funded Covid-19 Rapid Response project at Birmingham Law School, Laura's research mainly focused on cultural politics and environmental issues in Indonesia. She worked for many years as an editor, translator, and project manager. Laura is also network facilitator for the Criminal Law Reform Now Network and assistant editor of Indonesia and the Malay World.


  • –present
    ESRC Research Felllow, University of Birmingham


  • 2002 
    Sainsbury Research Unit, University of East Anglia, PhD Sociocultural Anthropology