AUSTRALIAN RESEARCH COUNCIL
Discovery Projects

Personnel

Chief Investigators

Professor Christoph Antons

Christoph Antons is Professor of Law, School of Law, University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia.He has a background in law, Southeast Asian studies and art history. He is an Affiliated Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition in Munich; Senior Fellow at the Centre for Development Research, University of Bonn; Senior Associate at the Centre forIndonesian Law, Islam and Society (CILIS) at the University of Melbourne; and an Affiliated Researcher at Purai-Global Indigenous and Diaspora Research Studies Centre at the University of Newcastle

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Professor Michael Blakeney

Michael Blakeney is Winthrop Professor of Law at the Faculty of Law, UWA and Visiting Professor of Intellectual Property Law at Queen Mary University of London. He has held academic positions at a number of Universities in Australia and the UK and formerly worked in the Asia Pacific Bureau of the World Intellectual Property Organization. He is an arbitrator with the International Court of Arbitration.

E: michael.blakeney@uwa.edu.au

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Professor Kadambot Siddique

After completion of his PhD at UWA in 1985 Professor Siddique joined the Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia (DAFWA) as a cereal crop physiologist and worked his way up to principal scientist and leader of DAFWA’s Pulse Program. He became the Director of Centre for Legumes in Mediterranean Agriculture (CLIMA) at UWA in 2001 and remained in this position until 2006 when he was appointed to establish and lead The UWA Institute of Agriculture.

E: kadambot.siddique@uwa.edu.au

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Dr.Jagjit Plahe

Jagjit Plahe's research interests include: political economy of development; trade and development; rights based approaches to development particularly the right to food and the right to health; global value chain analysis; global governance and the politics of international economic relations.

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Professor Phillippe Cullet

Philippe Cullet is Professor of international and environmental law. He came to teach at SOAS with qualifications in law and development studies from Geneva University, London (King’s College and SOAS) and Stanford University.

Professor Cullet’s main areas of interest include environmental law, natural resources, human rights and the socio-economic aspects of intellectual property. He works on these at the international level and in India. His current research includes work on water law and governance with a particular focus on groundwater, drinking water, sanitation, inter-sectoral water allocation and institutional reforms in India; equity and justice in environmental law; biodiversity, including benefit sharing and biosafety; climate change; and justice, with a particular focus on environmental and water rights.

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Professor Yunita Triwardani Winarto

In 2009, Yunita was inaugurated as a full professor in anthropology at the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, University of Indonesia following the decree of her professorship by the Ministry of National Education in December 2008.

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Local Researchers

Rhino Ariefiansyah

Rhino Ariefiansyah is Junior Lecturer and Researcher at Department of Anthropology Universitas Indonesia. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in cultural anthropology from Universitas Indonesia in 2003. He completed a master’s program in Experimentation in Art and Politics (SPEAP) from SciencesPo, Paris in 2014.

Rhino’s interest is on the topics of human ecology, migrations and climate change. Since 2006 he has started exploring different audio visual means as part of his ethnographic research. He produced ethnographic videos such Bisa Dewek (2006), Wereng di Sawah Petani (2011), Alea (2014), and Klub Pengukur Curah Hujan Indramayu (2015).

Contact Information:
Cluster for Response Farming to Climate Change, Center for Anthropological Studies, FISIP, Universitas Indonesia, Depok 16424, West Java, Indonesia

E: rhino.ariefiansyah@gmail.com

Adlinanur Prihandiani

Adlinanur F. Prihandiani obtained her bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from Universitas Indonesia in 2017. She recently commenced a Research Assistant role with the Center for Anthropological Studies. The Center focuses on research from cluster response farming to climate change.

Contact Information:
Center for Anthropological Studies, FISIP, Universitas Indonesia, Depok 16424, West Java, Indonesia

E: adline.prihandiani@gmail.com

Regita Maffida Rusli

Regita Maffida Rusli is a final year student from the Social Anthropology Bachelor Program, Anthropology Department, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, University of Indonesia. She nurtures her keen interest in studying the impact of globalization on climate change which led her to participate in various research and visual anthropology activities. She currently has commenced a Research Assistant role with the Center for Anthropological Studies. The Center focuses on research from cluster response farming to climate change

Contact Information:
Center for Anthropological Studies, FISIP, Universitas Indonesia, Depok 16424, West Java, Indonesia

E: regita.maffida@gmail.com

Sujith Koonan

Sujith Koonan is a lawyer with interest and experience in conducting research and teaching on issues related to law, environment and development. He completed his PhD from SOAS–University of London where he was a recipient of the SOAS Doctoral Research Scholarship (2013-16). He holds a M.Phil. in International Law from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and LL.M. in Environmental Law and Human Rights from Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi. He is a Member, Editorial Board of the Law, Environment and Development Journal (LEAD)—a joint publication of SOAS–University of London and International Environmental Law Research Centre (IELRC), Geneva.

His main areas of interest are Environmental Law, Water and Sanitation, Law and Natural Resources, Human Rights, International Law and Agro-biodiversity. He has co-edited a volume on water law instruments in India—Water Law in India: An Introduction to Legal Instruments (Oxford University Press, 2nd edn. 2017). He has published his research in various reputed journals, newspapers and online blogs. His publications can be accessed at http://ielrc.org/about_koonan.php.

E: sujithkoonan@gmail.com