Announcing the 2021-2022 ASAA Executive Council

Announcing the 2021-2022 ASAA Executive Council

We’re pleased to announce that the executive council for 2021-2022 has been confirmed. Congratulations and many thanks to those who nominated for postions; we warmly welcome new members in many positions and look forward to their contributions.
Many thanks are also due to the 2019-2020 Executive Council for their hardwork over an especially difficult period during which, under the leadership of Professor Edward Aspinall, the ASAA continued to represent and advocate for Asian studies in Australian universities, and to draw attention to the importance of maintaining and reinvigorating Asian studies for the benefit of the whole of Australian society.

  • President – Associate Professor Kate McGregor, University of Melbourne
  • Past President – Professor Edward Aspinall, ANU
  • Vice-President – Associate Professor Melissa Crouch, UNSW
  • Secretary – Associate Professor Carol Hayes, ANU
  • Treasurer – Dr Elisabeth Kramer, University of Sydney
  • Publications Officer – Dr Georgina Drew, University of Adelaide
  • Asian Studies Review – Associate Professor David Hundt, Deakin University
  • South Asia Councillor – Dr Nisha Thapliyal, University of Newcastle
  • Southeast Asia Councillor – Dr Arjun Subrahmanyan, Murdoch University
  • Japan & Korea Councillor – Dr Kayoko Hashimoto, University of Queensland
  • West, Inner and Central Asia Councillor – Professor Li Narangoa, ANU
  • China Councillor – Dr Yu Tao
  • Postgraduate Representative – Elena Williams
  • Library Representative – Dr Rheny Pulungan, Monash University

Dr Elly Kent is the editor of the ASAA's blog, Asian Currents and the ANU's Southeast Asia blog, New Mandala. She has worked as a researcher, writer, translator, artist, teacher and intercultural professional over 20 years in academia and the arts in Indonesia and Australia. Elly gained a double degree in Asian Studies (Specialist Indonesia) and Visual Arts (Hons) and a PhD in the same fields from the Australian National University. She is the author of Artists and the People: Ideologies of Indonesian Art (2022) NUS Press, and co-editor (with Virginia Hooker and Caroline Turner) of Living Art: Indonesian Artists Engage Politics, Society and History (2022) ANU Press.

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