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Dr J. (Jessica) Soedirgo

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Programme group: Transnational Configurations, Conflict and Governance

Visiting address
  • Nieuwe Achtergracht 166
Postal address
  • Postbus 15578
    1001 NB Amsterdam
  • Profile

    Jessica Soedirgo is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Amsterdam where she is a member of the Transnational Configurations, Conflict and Governance research group. Previously, she was a postdoctoral fellow at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Studies, Georgetown University. She holds a Ph.D from the University of Toronto.

    Her research is motivated by an interest in ethnic and religious conflict, with a regional focus on Southeast Asia. She also writes on qualitative methodology. Her work has been published in Citizenship Studies, Southeast Asia Research, Qualitative and Multi-Method Research, and PS: Political Science and Politics and has been supported by grants and fellowships from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), the Ontario Government, and the Asian Institute at the University of Toronto. 

  • Publications


    • Soedirgo, J. (2021). Quotidian institutions and identity formation: Explaining patterns of identity salience in Maluku, Indonesia. Asian politics & policy, 13(1), 56-71.


    • Soedirgo, J., & Glas, A. (2020). Toward Active Reflexivity: Positionality and Practice in the Production of Knowledge. PS, Political Science & Politics, 53(3), 527-531.


    • Soedirgo, J. (2018). Informal networks and religious intolerance: how clientelism incentivizes the discrimination of the Ahmadiyah in Indonesia. Citizenship Studies, 22(2), 191-207.


    • Pelletier, A., & Soedirgo, J. (2017). The de-escalation of violence and the political economy of peace-mongering: Evidence from Maluku, Indonesia. South East Asia Research, 25(4), 325-341.


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