Panel 2 Speakers

Sri Magana
Sri Margana

Sri Margana is the head of the Department of History, Faculty of Cultural Science, Gadjah Mada University. He obtained his Bachelors and Masters degree at the History Department of UGM. He obtained his doctorate from Leiden University in 2007 writing about the shifting hegemonies of the Blambangan region, in Java’s east hook. He has continued working on the history of the Blambangan region among a variety of other topics.

Anastasia Wiwik Swastiwi

Anastasia Wiwik Swastiwi is a researcher at Balai Pelestarian Nilai Budaya Kepulauan Riau.

Teo Lee Ken

Teo Lee Ken is a PhD candidate in the Department of Malay Studies at the National University of Singapore. His research interests include intellectual history, comparative social theory, politics and literature in Malaysia, Iran and Indonesia.


Ahmad Fuad Rahmat is a PhD candidate at the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus. He founded Projek Dialog, a platform for intercultural youth discourse and is a co-host for Night School on BFM radio.

Ramon Guillermo
Ramon Guillermo

Ramon Guillermo is a professor of Philippine Studies, Department of Filipino and Philippine Literature, University of the Philippines.

He obtained PhD in Southeast Asian Studies (Austronesian) (2005) from University of Hamburg, Germany; MA, BA Philippine Studies from University of the Philippines. He has held research fellowships at the University of Indonesia, University of Kyoto and University of Hamburg, Germany, and has authored of several books and studies on Social Science Indigenization, History of Philippine Social Movements, Translation Studies, Digital Philology and Corpus Linguistics.

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Agus Suwignyo

Agus Suwignyo is the secretary of the History Department, Faculty of Cultural Sciences, UGM. He obtained his PhD at Leiden University in 2012. He has focused and published on education history and social history.

Yerry Wirawan
Yerry Wirawan

Yerry Wirawan is a lecturer at history department and head of PSDSI (Centre studies for documentation Indonesian history), Sanata Dharma University, Yogyakarta. He obtained his master degree in 2005 and doctorate degree in 2011 at EHESS Paris. His thesis on The history of Chinese in Makassar 17th-20th c.

Amir Muhammad
Amir Muhammad

Amir Muhammad is a Malaysian writer, director and publisher. His films and documentaries have been shown in many international film festivals including Sundance and Berlin. His films include The Big Durian (2003), The Last Communist (2006), Village People Radio Show (2007), Malaysian God (2009) and more, some of them were banned in Malaysia. Amir set up Matahari Books in 2007 to publish non-fiction and film-related books on Malaysia. In 2011, he founded Fixi books to publish Malaysian contemporary novels.He has just completed a new documentary Kisah Pelayaran Ke Terengganu (2016).