Suraya A. Afiff
Department of Anthropology, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences,
University of Indonesia, Building B-1st floor, DEPOK 16242, INDONESIA
Post-doctoral researcher for JARAK at Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV), Leiden and Lecturer at the Department of Anthropology, University of Indonesia.
Educational Background /working experience
Dr. Suraya Afiff obtained her PhD degree in Environmental Science, Policy and Management from the University of California, Berkeley. Before pursuing her graduate study, she had worked as program manager for the biodiversity program at the Indonesian Forum for the Environment (WALHI/Friends for the Earth Indonesia), a national environmental non-governmental organization that has extensive networks in Indonesia. Having completed my graduate study, she began to teach at the Anthropology graduate program at the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences at University of Indonesia. Since 2007, she also serves as director of the Center for Anthropological Studies at University of Indonesia.
Research Focus (thematic)
She uses political ecology perspectives in her studies which are related to environmental and agrarian issues, access and control to land and other natural resources, climate change issues as well as on the agrarian and environmental justice movements in Indonesia. Her research for JARAK project focuses on the actors and their networks which contributed to the emerging of jatropha project for fuel in Indonesia.
Research focus (geographical)
Indonesia with a special focus on Kalimantan.
Contributions to E-Publication
- How did the idea of using Jatropha for biofuel emerge in Indonesia?
- How did process technology researchers contribute to Jatropha promotion in Indonesia?