Prof. Webb Keane (University of Michigan)
Webb Keane is the George Herbert Mead Collegiate Professor of Anthropology. At the University of Michigan he is affiliated with the Social-Cultural and the Linguistic subfields in the Anthropology Department, as well as the Interdisciplinary Program in Anthropology and History and the Center for Southeast Asian Studies.
His writings cover a range of topics in social and cultural theory, the philosophical foundations of social thought and the human sciences, and the ethnography and history of Southeast Asia. In particular, he is interested in religion and ethics; semiotics and language; material culture; gifts, commodities, and money; and media. At present his research centers on two topics. The first concerns the ethical dimensions of political conflict, the second, the relations among ethical, religious, and economic systems of value.
Prof. Anna L. Tsing (University of California Santa Cruz)
She a professor of anthropology at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and a Niels Bohr Professor in the Department of Culture and Society at Aarhus University in Denmark. She is the author of In the Realm of the Diamond Queen (1993), Friction (2005) and The Mushroom at the End of the World (2015).
Tsing received her B.A. from Yale University and completed her masters and Ph.D. at Stanford University. She has contributed, and written several articles and books on a broad range of anthropological subjects and in 2010, she received a Guggenheim Fellowship. In 2013, Tsing won a Niels Bohr Professorship at Aarhus University in Denmark for her contribution to interdisciplinary work in the fields of the humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, and the arts. She is currently developing a transdisciplinary program for exploring the Anthropocene. Tsing is director of the AURA project at Aarhus University.
Prof. Irwan Abdullah (Universitas Gadjah Mada)
He is a Professor of Anthropology, Faculty of Cultural Sciences, Universitas Gadjah Mada. Born in North Aceh on September 8, 1963, his career began at the Center for Population and Policy Studies UGM since 1987, then served as Executive Director at UGM Center for Religious and Cross-cultural Studies (CRCS) from 2003 to 2005. In 2005 until 2009, he served as Director of the UGM Graduate School. Besides his activities in teaching, guiding and seminars in several universities, he also became an education consultant, research reviewer, and leadership trainer and methodology. After completing his Bachelor degree on Anthropology UGM (1987), he continue his studies in the Netherlands and obtain a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Anthropology from Universitiet van Amsterdam (1994), and in 2005 he was appointed Professor of Anthropology at Universitas Gadjah Mada. He wrote several books, such as Nusantara Language: Its Position and Use Towards the 21st Century (1999); Sangkan Garan Paran (1997, 2003, 2006); Sex, Gender and Social Reproduction of Power (2001); Indonesia: in Search of Transition (2002); Cultural Construction and Reproduction (2006); Community Dynamics and Contemporary Culture (2009);
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The 7th International Symposium of Journal Antropologi Indonesia