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Professorial Fellow, The University of Melbourne

Prof Thomas Reuter is a former professor and current Professorial Fellow at the Asia Institute of The University of Melbourne. After obtaining his PhD from ANU in 1997, he taught at Heidelberg University, held post-doctoral and QElI Fellowships at Melbourne, a Senior Research Fellowship at Monash and a Future Fellowship at melbourne. He was the chair of the World Council of Anthropological Associations, Senior Vice-President of the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences, and a board member of the International Science Council. He has been an expert advisor to IPBES and IPCC. He is a trustee and executive of the World Academy of Arts and Science, and fellow of two European Academies. Thomas has published more than 150 articles and 15 books on a wide range of topics: Indonesian ethnology (Bali, Java, Kalimantan, Sumatra), Social Movements, Religion, Anthropology, Social Theory, Political Science, Public Policy, International Security, Sustainability and Food Security.


  • 2010–present
    Future Fellow, Asia Institute, The University of Melbourne


  • 1997 
    Australian National University, PhD, Anthropology
  • 1992 
    University of Melbourne, BA (Hons), Anthropology



  • Melbourne, Victoria (currently Germany)
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