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Ariel Heryanto is an Indonesian humanities scholar whose main area of interests are cultural studies, media studies, and postcolonial studies.[1] He is currently Herb Feith Professor for the Study of Indonesia at Monash University, Australia as well as deputy director of the Monash Asia Institute.[1] He previously served as the head of Southeast Asia Centre, Faculty of Asian Studies at Australia National University. He had also several lecturer positions at different universities, such as senior lecturer and head of Indonesian Studies Program at University of Melbourne, senior lecturer at National University of Singapore, and postgraduate lecturer at Universitas Kristen Satya Wacana, Salatiga, Indonesia. His bachelor's degree is in education from Universitas Kristen Satya Wacana while his MA is in Asian studies from the University of Michigan, United States, and his Ph.D degree is in cultural anthropology from Monash University.[2]


  • "Identity and Pleasure; the politics of Indonesian screen culture". Singapore: NUS Press (2014)
  • "State Terrorism and Political Identity in Indonesia: Fatally Belonging". London: Routledge (2007),
  • "Popular Culture in Indonesia: Fluid Identities in Post-Authoritarian Politics". London & New York: Routledge (2008), as editor.
  • "Pop Culture Formations Across East Asia". Seoul: Jimoondang (2010), as co-editor.


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