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Kathryn Robinson

Kathryn Robinson

Kathryn Robinson is an anthropologist of Asia and the Pacific, now Professor Emerita in the College of Asia and the Pacific at the Australian National University in Canberra where she worked as a research academic from 1995-2015. Well-known as a scholar of contemporary Indonesia, she is a passionate ethnographic field researcher and her current academic research is concerned with the social impact of mining in Indonesia and Islamic cultures of eastern Indonesia. She has also worked in development assistance all over Indonesia and in many places in the South Pacific. In the last few years she has developed a passion for expedition cruising which allows her to explore Small Island and remote communities in the Asia Pacific region and share her enthusiasm and knowledge with passengers. Her most recent academic books are concerned with land ownership and access in Indonesia; youth culture and transitions to adulthood in Indonesia; and social policies concerned with involuntary resettlement in China.