Dr Edwin Jurriëns
Lecturer, Indonesian Studies
The University of Melbourne
Dr Edwin Jurriëns is Lecturer in Indonesian Studies at The University of Melbourne and Adjunct Lecturer with the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at The University of New South Wales (UNSW) Canberra.
Before joining The University of Melbourne, Edwin was Lecturer in Indonesian Studies and Southeast Asian Social Inquiry at UNSW Canberra (2004-2012) and Postdoctoral Fellow at Leiden University, The Netherlands (2001-2003). He holds a PhD (2001) and Master’s (1996) and undergraduate degrees in Literature and Indonesian Studies from Leiden University, and he also studied at the Indonesian Institute of the Arts (ISI) in Yogyakarta (1994-1995) and Andalas University in Padang (1992). D
r Jurriëns is co-editor of the Asian Visual Cultures book series of Amsterdam University Press and the principal supervisor of four current PhD projects on contemporary art and the media in various parts of Asia. In 2016, he was co-convenor of the Australian National University (ANU) annual Indonesia Update conference on ‘Digital Indonesia’.
Dr Jurriëns’ main research interests are in the media and contemporary art. His research has focused on various form of social engagement represented in or facilitated by a diverse range of media and art forms in Indonesia. He has authored and edited books on the role of society, culture and art in disaster relief efforts in the Asia-Pacific region; the role of radio in facilitating discourse contributing to Indonesia’s transition to democracy; the role of art and the media in interconnecting expressions of cosmopolitanism and patriotism in Asia; and the role of local-language television, radio and music in representing and creating hybridized forms of identity in West Java.