(print this) DOUGLAS KAMMEN
Assistant Professor
Douglas Kammen first became interested in Southeast Asia in 1983, when he had the opportunity to spend a summer in Solo, Central Java. At the time he heard a few guarded remarks about dead bodies left in the streets, but had no idea that the state was carrying out a campaign extra-judicial executions known as the ‘Mysterious Killings.’ As a student at Cornell University, a number of superb teachers encouraged his interest in Indonesia and provided an example of what excellence in teaching and scholarship are all about. After completing his PhD, Douglas Kammen taught in the Department of Political Science at Canterbury University (1998-2000), was a Fulbright Senior Scholar at Universitas Hasanuddin in Makassar (2000-2001), and then taught at the Universidade Nacional Timor Lorosae in Dili (2001-2003). His research interests include labour and social movements, military politics, and popular political thinking.