DR Edwin Jurriens

DR Edwin Jurriens


  • Asian/Indonesian art, media, culture, language and society



  • Edwin Jurriëns is Lecturer in Indonesian Studies at The University of Melbourne and Adjunct Lecturer with the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at The University of New South Wales (UNSW) Canberra. Before joining The University of Melbourne, Edwin was Lecturer in Indonesian Studies and Southeast Asian Social Inquiry at UNSW Canberra (2004-2012) and Postdoctoral Fellow at Leiden University, The Netherlands (2001-2003). He holds a PhD (2001) and Master's (1996) and undergraduate degrees in Literature and Indonesian Studies from Leiden University, and he also studied at the Indonesian Institute of the Arts (ISI) in Yogyakarta (1994-1995) and Andalas University in Padang (1992). Dr Jurriëns is co-editor of the Asian Visual Cultures book series of Amsterdam University Press and the principal supervisor of four current PhD projects on contemporary art and the media in various parts of Asia. In 2016, he was co-convenor of the Australian National University (ANU) annual Indonesia Update conference on ‘Digital Indonesia’. In 2014, he was one of the academic leaders of a Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade-sponsored Australian Awards Fellowships program focusing on contemporary art, culture and society in Indonesia and Timor Leste. In 2008, he was Visiting Fellow with the International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS) in Leiden. Dr Jurriëns’ main research interests are in the media and contemporary art. His research has focused on various form of social engagement represented in or facilitated by a diverse range of media and art forms in Indonesia. His latest book, Visual Media in Indonesia: Video Vanguard (Routledge, 2017) deals with creative media creating awareness about and presenting more sustainable scenarios for the interconnection between virtual, material and natural environments. With Dr Ross Tapsell, he is currently editing a book on Digital Indonesia, to be published by ISEAS in 2017. Previously, he has authored and edited books on the role of society   


Selected publications



Education and training

  • Lit, Leiden University 2001
  • Ind, Leiden University 1996



Available for supervision

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