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Prof. G.A. (Gerry) van Klinken

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Dep. Sociology & Antropology

Visiting address
  • Nieuwe Achtergracht 166
  • Room number: B5.18
Postal address
  • Postbus 15508
    1001 NA Amsterdam
Contact details
  • Profile

    Gerry van Klinken became professor by special appointment of Southeast Asian Social and Economic History at the University of Amsterdam in 2013, and emeritus upon his retirement in 2018. He supervises a number of PhD projects within the Moving Matters group.

    He remains an honorary research fellow at the Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV) in Leiden, and at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia.

    Gerry's current research is moving towards the comparative history and politics of climate change adaptation in Asia (Indonesia, Japan, the Philippines and India).

    He coordinated international research projects on the provincial middle class in Indonesia (In Search of Middle Indonesia, 2006-2011), on citizenship and democratisation in Indonesia (From Clients to Citizens? 2012-2016), and on digital humanities (Elite Network Shifts, 2012-2016).

    After gaining a MSc in geophysics (Macquarie University, Sydney, 1978), Van Klinken taught physics in universities in Malaysia and Indonesia (1979-91). Thereafter he moved into Asian Studies and earned a PhD in Indonesian history from Griffith University in Brisbane in 1996. After that he taught and researched in this field at universities in Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra, Yogyakarta (Indonesia), Leiden and Amsterdam.

    In 1998 he became a frequent media commentator on Indonesian current affairs in Australia. He was editor of the Australian quarterly magazine Inside Indonesia between 1996 and 2002 and remains on the editorial board. From late 1999 to 2002 he was resident director in Yogyakarta for the Australian Consortium of In-Country Indonesian Studies (Acicis). In 2002-2004 he also spent nine months as research advisor to the Commission for Reception, Truth and Reconciliation in East Timor (CAVR).

  • Publications

    2019

    2018

    2017

    2016

    • Lay, C., & van Klinken, G. (2016). Tumbuh besar di Kupang. In G. van Klinken, & W. Berenschot (Eds.), In search of Middle Indonesia: kelas menengah di kota-kota menengah (pp. 185-214). Jakarta: KITLV-Jakarta dan Yayasan Pustaka Obor Indonesia. [details]
    • van Klinken, G. (2016). Pendahuluan: Demokrasi, Pasar, dan Kelas Menengah yang Asertif. In G. van Klinken, & W. Berenschot (Eds.), In search of Middle Indonesia: kelas menengah di kota-kota menengah (pp. 1-40). Jakarta: KITLV-Jakarta dan Yayasan Pustaka Obor Indonesia. [details]

    2015

    • Traag, V. A., Reinanda, R., & van Klinken, G. (2015). Elite co-occurrence in the media. Asian Journal of Social Science, 43(5), 588-612. https://doi.org/10.1163/15685314-04305005 [details]
    • van Klinken, G. (2015). The Making of Middle Indonesia: Kelas Menengah Di Kota Kupang, 1930an - 1980an. Jakarta: KITLV-Jakarta/Yaysan Pustaka Obor Indonesia. [details]
    • van Klinken, G. (2015). Introduction: Digital methods in Asian studies. Asian Journal of Social Science, 43(5), 539-544. https://doi.org/10.1163/15685314-04305002 [details]
    • van Klinken, G. (2015). Pembunuhan Di Maumere: Kewarganegaraan Pascapenjajahan. Jurnal Ledalero, 14(1), 11-33. [details]
    • van Klinken, G. (2015). Who does what? Actor-oriented analysis of communal violence in Myanmar. In N. Cheesman, & Htoo Kyaw Win (Eds.), Communal violence in Myanmar (pp. 13-30). Yangon: Myanmar Knowledge Society. [details]
    • van Klinken, G. A. (Ed.) (2015). Digital Methods in Asian Studies. Asian Journal of Social Science.

    2014

    • Traag, V. A., Reinanda, R., Hicks, J., & van Klinken, G. (2014). Dynamics of Media Attention. In M. A. Aziz-Alaoui, C. Bertelle, X. Liu, & D. Olivier (Eds.), ICCSA 2014: Fourth International Conference on Complex Systems and Applications: June 23-26, 2014, Le Havre, Normandie, France (pp. 301-304). Le Havre: Normandie University. [details]
    • van Klinken, G. (2014). The making of middle Indonesia: middle classes in Kupang Town, 1930s-1980s. (Verhandelingen van het Koninklijk Instituut voor Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde/Power and place in Southeast Asia; No. 293/5). Leiden: Brill. https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004265424 [details]
    • van Klinken, G. (2014). Introduction: Democracy, markets and the assertive middle. In G. van Klinken, & W. Berenschot (Eds.), In Search of Middle Indonesia: middle classes in provincial towns (pp. 1-32). (Verhandelingen van het Koninklijk Instituut voor Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde; Vol. 292), (Power and place in Southeast Asia; Vol. 4). Leiden: Brill. https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004263437_002 [details]

    2013

    • van Klinken, G. (2013). Brokerage and the making of middle Indonesia. City & Society, 25(1), 135-155. https://doi.org/10.1111/ciso.12007 [details]
    • van Klinken, G. (2013). Globalization and its discontents in Southeast Asia. In N. G. Owen (Ed.), Routledge handbook of Southeast Asian history (pp. 199-209). (Routledge handbooks). Abingdon: Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203763117.ch19 [details]
    • van Klinken, G. (2013). Why was there no Javanese Galileo? In P. Boomgaard (Ed.), Empire and science in the making: Dutch colonial scholarship in comparative global perspective, 1760-1830 (pp. 109-134). (Palgrave studies in the history of science and technology). Basingstoke [etc.]: Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137334022.0008 [details]

    2008

    • Schulte Nordholt, H., & van Klinken, G. (2008). Pendahuluan. In H. Schulte Nordholt, & G. van Klinken (Eds.), Politik Lokal di Indonesia (pp. 1-41). Jakarta: KITLV/Obor. [details]

    2017

    2016

    • van Klinken, G., & Berenschot, W. (Eds.) (2016). In Search of Middle Indonesia: kelas menengah di kota-kota menengah. Jakarta: KITLV-Jakarta dan Yayasan Pustaka Obor Indonesia. [details]

    2015

    • van Klinken, G. A., Edwards, N., & Boonstra, S. (Eds.) (2015). Inside Indonesia (vol. 122). Inside Indonesia, 122.

    2014

    • van Klinken, G., & Berenschot, W. (2014). In Search of Middle Indonesia: middle classes in provincial towns. (Verhandelingen van het Koninklijk Instituut voor Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde; Vol. 292), (Power and place in Southeast Asia; Vol. 4). Leiden: Brill. https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004263437 [details]

    2008

    • Schulte Nordholt, H., & van Klinken, G. (2008). Renegotiating boundaries: local politics in post-Suharto Indonesia. (Verhandelingen van het Koninklijk Instituut voor Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde; No. 238). Leiden: KITLV. [details]

    2017

    2016

    2015

    2014

    • van Klinken, G. (2014). Religion, politics and class divisions in Indonesia. In B. Adeney-Risakotta (Ed.), Dealing with diversity: religion, globalization, violence, gender and disaster in Indonesia (pp. 153-179). (Globethics.net Focus; No. 17). Geneva: Globethics.net. [details]

    2013

    • van Klinken, G. (2013). Murder in Maumere: postcolonial citizenship. (Oratiereeks). Amsterdam: University of Amsterdam. [details]

    Talk / presentation

    • van Klinken, G. A. (speaker) (8-12-2015). Capitalism in Southeast Asia, Southeast Asia course, Leiden.
    • Hanani, R. (speaker), Rosidin, I. S. (speaker) & van Klinken, G. A. (speaker) (18-11-2015). The smoke and mirrors politics of health in decentralised Indonesia, Conference Governance and Sustainable Society in Southeast Asia, KNAW/ Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Groningen.
    • van Klinken, G. A. (speaker) (15-10-2015). Murder in Maumere: an essay on agonistic citizenship in the postcolony, MoMat presentation University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam.
    • van Klinken, G. A. (speaker) (13-10-2015). De demonstratie: Wapen van de well-to-do, KNAW Mini-Symposium, Burgerschap in patronage democratieën, Amsterdam.
    • van Klinken, G. A. (speaker) & Berenschot, W. J. (speaker) (25-9-2015). Roundtable on governance - what political anthropologists of Asia and Africa can contribute, Inaugural and first biennial conference of the association for Asian studies in Africa (A-Asia), Accra.
    • van Klinken, G. A. (speaker) (14-8-2015). Political trends in Southeast Asia, Euroseas Conference, Vienna.
    • van Klinken, G. A. (speaker) (10-4-2015). The scope of reconciliation for past human rights violations: the case of Kupang, Website launching of International People’s Tribunal 1965 (IPT65), Den Haag.
    • van Klinken, G. A. (speaker) (28-3-2015). Citizenship contests and the catastrophe of 1965, AAS Congress, Chicago.

    Others

    • van Klinken, G. A. (organiser), Eickhoff, M. (organiser) & Robinson, G. W. (organiser) (1-10-2015). International symposium. Het Ketelhuis en Internationaal Instituut voor Sociale Geschiedenis, Amsterdam. 1965, today: living with the Indonesian massacres (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
    • Schulte Nordholt, H. G. C. (participant) & van Klinken, G. (participant) (22-5-2008 - 23-5-2008). Workshops ‘Indonesia ten years after’, Amsterdam (participating in a conference, workshop, ...).
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