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Jaap   Timmer

Senior Lecturer
Anthropology Department
Macquarie University (Australia)

I have a broad regional interest in Southeast Asia and the Southwest Pacific, with particular emphasis on Indonesia and Melanesia. My anthropological research focuses on issues of development, governance, power, violence, education, gender, religiosity, millenarianism, and culture as a system that is continuously modified. I am interested in designing and undertaking research that takes a lively interest in the history, use and meaning of indigenous knowledge and local forms of organisation as the basis for decision-making pertaining to development, education, health, natural resource management, justice, and other vital activities
Member of
Australian Association for Pacific Studies (AAPS)
Association for Social Anthropology in Oceania (ASAO)
European Society for Oceanists (ESfO)
Pacific Islands Political Studies Association (PIPSA)
Australian Anthropological Society (AAS)
Geographic administrative areas
Geographic places
Historical periods
The Colonial time
20th century
21st century
Indigenous languages
Indonesian, Pijin
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