My interests focus on the intersection of global ideologies, social movements and state power, in a Southeast Asian context.
This research is funded by sources administered by organisations including the University of Oxford, St Cross College, St Antony's College and the Menzies Centre of King's College London. It also involves collaboration with a number of institutions: I have spent time as an Affiliate Fellow at the Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV) and my counterpart institution in Indonesia is the Political Studies Centre of the Indonesian Institute of Science (LIPI).
I received a DPhil in History from Oxford, an MA in Southeast Asian Studies from SOAS (University of London), and a BA in History from the University of Oxford. I also studied for a year at Yogyakarta State University on the Darmasiwa scholarship programme.
2020, ‘A “Cultural Cold War”? Lekra, the Left and the Arts in West Java, Indonesia, 1951-65’, Indonesia and the Malay World, Vol. 48, No. 140 (March).
2020, (Edited and Introduced, with A. Grainger) A Graveside Ritual: Contemporary Indonesian Short Stories (Bandung: Katarsis).
2019, (Translated with K.W. Fogg) To the Contrary: Stories by A.A. Navis (Jakarta: Lontar).
2018, ‘The Red Thread’, Inside Indonesia (No.133), Jul-Sep.