Dr. Thor Kerr researches representation in public controversies around new island and waterfront reclamation projects. His books include To the Beach: Community Conservation and its Role in ’Sustainable Development’ (2015) and Setting up the Nyoongar Tent Embassy: A Report on Perth Media 2013). Thor coordinates a master course at Curtin University’s School of Media, Culture and Creative Arts, where he is also a member of the Australia-Asia-Pacific Institute (AAPI). He recently coedited a volume for AAPI titled: Indian Ocean Futures: Communities, Sustainability and Security (2016). Thor developed and managed architectural media and information services in Southeast Asia in the late 1990s and early 2000s. His relationship with Indonesian media goes back to 1996, when he began working at The Jakarta Post newspaper.
Bekisizwe S. Ndimande earned his PhD. in Curriculum & Instruction from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA. He is currently Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction in the Department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching at the University of Texas at San Antonio. His research interests intersect issues of equity, diversity, decolonizing methodology, and social justice education. He conducts this research within the fields of curriculum studies, education policy, multicultural education, children’s rights, and immigrant education. He has published several journal articles and book chapters, including Pedagogy of the Township, in Sonia Nieto (Ed.), Dear Paulo: Letters from Those who Dare Teach; Race and Resources, Race Ethnicity and Education; The Role of Indigenous Languages and Focus Groups in Qualitative Inquiry: Experiences from the Global South, in Norm Denzin & Michael Giardina (Eds.). Global dimensions of qualitative inquiry; and Lutas Docentes nas Escolas Públicas para negros na. África do Sul pós-apartheid, Cadernos de Educação, a Brazilian journal. Dr. Ndimande’s article, From Bantu Education to the Fight for Socially Just Education, which appeared in Equity & Excellence in Education journal, was among the 18 articles selected by Taylor & Francis Press as representative of the interdisciplinary nature of social justice studies. His new book, Privatization and the education of marginalized children: Policies, impacts ad global lessons, (co-edited with Dr. Chris Lubienski) was published by Routledge in 2017.
Jan van der Putten is Professor Austronesistik in the Department of Southeast Asia (Asien-Afrika-Institut) at the University of Hamburg where he teaches on Southeast Asian literatures and cultures. Traditional Malay writings is one of his main research projects affiliated with the Centre for the Study of Manuscript Cultures (CSMC) in Hamburg. He also ventures in other types and periods of Malay traditions and literary expressions. In general, his research explores the meaning of traditional and popular Malay texts and their distribution among peoples and exchange between cultures.
Daniel Johnson-Mardones is Professor in the Department of Education FASCO, University of Chile. He earned his PhD in Curriculum & Instruction from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA, his Master’s Degree in the field of Education, Curriculum y Comunidad Educativa, in the University of Chile (2010) and his degree in Historia y Geografia at the University of Concepción (1998). His PhD. scholarship was from Becario Fullbright (2011-2015). He is also a scholarship recipient of Becario Tinker (2012) for research in Latin Amercia and Becario CONICYT (2008-2009) and for the Master’s Program in Education, Curriculum, and Communicative Community. Whilst studying for his doctorate, he was an Instructor in Social Sciences focusing on Problems and Diversity in the Teaching of Social Sciences (UIUC 2014-2016). He has also been an editor of the Qualitative Research Journal and a reviewer on Cultural Studies and Critical Methodologies, Educational Thought, Themes of Education.
Diah Ariani Arimbi lectures in English literature at the Airlangga University in Surabaya, Indonesia. She received her PhD from UNSW, Sydney, Australia in 2006. Her current researches include images of women and the conception of beauty in teenage magazines, and the ways women are portrayed in Orientalist discourses. One of her published books entitled ＂Reading Contemporary Indonesian Muslim Women Writers: Representation, Identity and Religion of Muslim Women in Indonesian Fiction＂ has been cited numerously. She is currently officiated as the Dean of Faculty of Humanities, Universitas Airlangga.
Dr. Yuni Sari Amalia is lecturer in the Faculty of Humanities at the Universitas Airlangga, Indonesia. She is also the head of the Center for Innovation in Learning and Certification [PIPS UNAIR]. The center oversees the university’s digital learning program along with the development of Airlangga University’s E-Learning Application (AULA). She earned her Master’s and Doctoral degrees in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA. She is a Fulbright fellow and has received several international awards, including the William Bagley Award, James Machin Award, and the Indonesian Ambassador’s Award for Excellence. Her research interests include multicultural education, teaching methodologies, learning innovation, and evaluation in higher education. She has presented her research internationally, including at the Oxford University and Harvard University. Collaboratively, she published a book chapter in the international handbook of interpretation in educational research methods. She also presented and published a paper entitled coming to know theory at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) conference.