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Dr. T. (Thijs) Schut

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Programme group: Moving Matters: People, Goods, Power and Ideas

Visiting address
  • Nieuwe Achtergracht 166
Postal address
  • Postbus 15509
    1001 NA Amsterdam
Contact details
  • Profiel

    I'm an anthropologist working mainly in East Indonesia, focussing on youth and their educated subjectivities, rural-urban connections, (global) flows of people and goods, and rural change. I obtained my PhD from the University of Western Australia, and I have extensive fieldwork experience. Currently, I'm studying young entrepreneurs, and how they participate in fish trade networks on Sumba. Before, I studied the so-called troubled education-to-work transitions of young people in central Flores, who had returned to their rural natal communities upon graduating from city-based universities. 

  • Publications




    • Schut, T., & Grassiani, E. (2017). Introduction: Freedom. Etnofoor, 29(1), 7-10.


    • Schut, T. (2015). Potent Landscapes: Place and Mobility in Eastern Indonesia, by Catherine Allerton. Anthropological Forum, 25(2), 212-214.


    • Schut, T. (2021). 2020 Annual Nadel Essay Prize.
    • Schut, T. (2016). RAI Sutasoma Award.

    Media appearance

    • Schut, T. (28-10-2015). Youth Pledge Day: Celebrating contemporary youth, too? The Jakarta Post. Youth Pledge Day: Celebrating contemporary youth, too?.
    • Schut, T. (10-10-2014). Is there a future for educated youth in rural Flores? The Jakarta Post. Is there a future for educated youth in rural Flores?.

    Journal editor

    • Schut, T. (editor) (2016-2020). Etnofoor (Journal).
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  • Ancillary activities
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