Yatun Sastramidjaja is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Amsterdam, affiliated with the AISSR program group Moving Matters. She obtained her PhD at the University of Amsterdam, with a dissertation on the Indonesian student movement, and conducted postdoctoral research at the Erasmus University Rotterdam on Indonesia’s globalizing heritage industry. She was a visiting fellow twice (and currently an associate fellow) at the ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute in Singapore, for research projects on 1) the digitally mediated ecosystem of contemporary youth movements, and 2) cyber troops and online political influencing campaigns, in Indonesia and other Southeast Asian countries. Both topics remain the focus of her current research, which examines the interplay between repression, resistance, and resilience in a world where power, politics, and struggle move into the cybersphere, with real-world effects.
Yatun Sastramidjaja is the director of the Master’s Cultural and Social Anthropology at the University of Amsterdam. She is also a member of the board of the European Association for Southeast Asian Studies (EuroSEAS), and a member of the board of the magazine Inside Indonesia. Her book on the Indonesian student movement and an edited volume on digital technologies and democracy in Southeast Asia are forthcoming.