PhD Art History, Binghamton University
MA Art History, Binghamton University
BA Architecture, Petra University
Indonesia; Architecture; Cultural Studies; History; Politics; Urban Studies.
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Toronto, ON M3J 1P3
416 736 2100
I joined York as a Professor in the Faculty of Environmental Studies in 2015. Before my arrival at York, I was the Canada Research Chair in Asian Urbanism and Culture at the Institute for Asian Research at the University of British Columbia. I also held previous positions at New York University and Binghamton University, State University of New York. My academic background is in Architectural Design and Engineering (BA from Petra University, Surabaya, Indonesia) and Art History (MA and PhD from SUNY Binghamton).
My academic work draws upon a range of fields including urban studies, history, politics, cultural studies, architecture, design and geography. My research focuses on Indonesia, especially Jakarta and evolves around the issues of politics, culture and the built environment. I examine the ways in which architecture and urban space shaped politics, environments and political consciousness of different social groups at different moments in the country’s urban history. My teaching encompasses issues around politics, planning and urbanization in the context global and local power
My books include: Visual Cultures of the Ethnic Chinese in Indonesia (2016, Rowman & Littlefield); After the New Order: Space, Politics and Jakarta (2013, Hawaii University Press); Appearances of Memory: Mnemonic Practices of Architecture and Urban Form in Indonesia (2010, Duke University Press); and Behind the Postcolonial: Architecture, Urban Space and Political Cultures in Indonesia (2000, Routledge).
Recognition & Awards
- Canada Research Chair Tier II
- Senior Visiting Research Fellow, Asian Research Institute, National University of Singapore
- Research Fellow, Swedish Collegium for Advanced Studies, Uppsala, Sweden
- Early Career Senior Scholar, Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies, University of British Columbia
|GEOG 5700 3.00 |
(cross listed with ANTH 5500 3.0 / CMCT 6136 3.0 / HIS 5480 3.0 / HUMA 6135 3.0 / SOCI 6745 3.0)
|The Making of Asian Studies: Critical Perspectives (Winter 2020)|
|ENVS 3227 3.00||Urban Planning and Politics in Global Context (Fall 2020)|
|ENVS 4223 3.00||Global Cities (Fall 2019)|