Welcome! New academic staff joined Monash!

MAI warmly welcome three new academic staff (on Indonesia and Korea)

* Herb Feith Professor Ariel Heryanto

Professor Heryanto is regarded as one of the world’s most influential analysts of contemporary popular culture and of radical political movements in Indonesia since the 1980s. His focus on the politics of everyday life and relationships between language, media and popular culture have revolutionised the field of Indonesian Studies by connecting insights from anthropology, political science and cultural studies. He is currently working closely with Professor Koichi Iwabuchi at the Monash Asia Institute to reconceptualise Asian Studies to provide more emphasis on the cultural flows that shape modern Asian societies. Professor Heryanto’s appointment also adds to the already strong cohort of scholars working on aspects of Indonesia at Monash.

Faculty Welcome Lunch will be held on 22 March 2017, Taste Baguette, Monash University, Clayton campus.

See his full profile at: https://www.monash.edu/news/internal/the-insider/8-sep-2016/herb-feith-professor-announced

* Dr. Andrew David Jackson is Senior Lecturer and the Convenor of Korean Studies. He obtained his PhD in Korean history from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London in 2011. As well as pre-modern history, he is interested in modern Korean history and society, South and North Korean film, and theories of rebellion and revolution. andy.jackson@monash.eduDr. Josie Sohn is Lecturer in Korean Studies)

* Josie Sohn is a Lecturer in Korean Studies. Prior to arriving at Monash, she directed Global Korean Studies at the Catholic University of Korea and was a fellow at the Literature Translation Institute of Korea. Her research focuses on South Korean film culture, youth culture, and transnational reception practices. She holds a PhD in East Asian Languages and Cultures with a minor in Cinema Studies from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. 

Welcome Monash!