Melani Budianta


She was born in Malang (May 16, 1954), and currently lives in Jakarta
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Melani Budianta, is Indonesia’s well-known literary critic, especially in gender, cultural, and postcolonial studies. She earned her Ph.D. degree of English Literature at Cornell University USA in 1992. Budianta has published a number of scientific papers which are adopted as a chapter in internationallly published books, including the latest The Dragon Dance: Shifting Meaning of Chineseness in Indonesia in Katherine Robinson’s Self and Subject in Motion-Southeast Asian Pacific Cosmopolitans in 2007. She holds positions as the international journal editor of Inter-Asia Cultural Studies, Routledge, the editorial board on anthology at PALA (Project of American Literature in Asia), and also a fellow at Asian Regional Exchange for New Alternative (ARENA). She is a former member of advisory board of ASF (Asian Scholarship Foundation), former member of the selection committee of SEASREP (Southeast Asian Studies Regional Exchange Program), IFP (International Fellowship Program), and API (Asian Public Intellectual). Budianta is currently a lecturer at the Faculty of Humanities, University of Indonesia.


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