Dr Nicolaas Warouw

Head of Indonesian Studies
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
+61 2 6268 8914
+61 2 6268 8870

LOCATION

Building 29 Room 212

  • ABOUT
  • PUBLICATIONS

Nicolaas Warouw has taught and conducted research in social science, particularly in the area of industrial labour in Indonesia, from labour activism to labour's engagement in local politics. His research for Ph.D in anthropology at the Australian National University (2004) was an ethnography of manufacturing workers and modernity in western Java. He was a postdoc fellow at the Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Carribean Studies (KITLV) in Leiden, the Netherlands, from 2009 to 2010. Before joining UNSW Canberra in 2013, he was teaching at department of anthropology, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia.

Courses Taught:
  • ZHSS3505 Gender, Class, Society in Indonesia
  • ZHSS2506 Development Policies and Social Contexts in Indonesia
  • ZHSS2306 Special Studies 2: Civil-State-Military Relations in Indonesia
  • ZHSS1301/2 Indonesian 1A/B
Research Interests / Projects

Politics and lifestyle of Indonesian industrial labour, anthropology of climate change and natural disaster, local politics in Indonesia

Areas of Potential Postgraduate Supervision

  • labour issues
  • local community and environment
  • agency and local politics in post-authoritarian Indonesia

Book Chapters

Warouw N, 2016, 'Industrial Labour: Southeast Asia', in Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures (EWIC), edn. Spring 2016, BrillOnline Reference Works, http://referenceworks.brillonline.com/entries/encyclopedia-of-women-and-islamic-cultures/industrial-labour-southeast-asia-COM_002056

Warouw N, 2014, 'Working class revisited: Class relations in Indonesian provincial towns', in In Search of Middle Indonesia: Middle Classes in Provincial Towns, pp. 49 - 68, 10.1163/9789004263437_004

Warouw N, 2008, 'Industrial workers in transition: Women's experiences of factory work in Tangerang', in Women and Work in Indonesia, pp. 104 - 119, 10.4324/9780203932360

Journal articles

Warouw N, 2016, 'Negotiating Modernity: Women Workers, Islam and Urban Trajectory in Indonesia', Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations, vol. 27, pp. 283 - 302, 10.1080/09596410.2016.1177974

Warouw N, 2006, 'Community-based agencies as the entrepreneur's instruments of control in Post-Soeharto's Indonesia', Asia Pacific Business Review, vol. 12, pp. 193 - 207, 10.1080/13602380500532313