Dr Birgit Braeuchler

Senior Lecturer in Anthropology, School of Social Sciences, Monash University

Dr. Bräuchler joined Anthropology at the School of Social Sciences, Monash University, from Goethe-University Frankfurt, Germany, in October 2015. She obtained her PhD from Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich in 2005 and did her habilitation at Goethe-University Frankfurt in 2014. She held postdoctoral and visiting fellowships at the Asia Research Institute (National University of Singapore), the Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV, Leiden) and the School of Culture, History and Language at the Australian National University.

Her research interests lie in peace and conflict studies; media and cyber anthropology; cultural rights and revival of tradition; anthropology of law and religion; Southeast Asia, especially Indonesia.

For her most recent book ‘The Cultural Dimension of Peace. Decentralization and Reconciliation in Indonesia’, published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2015, she was awarded the Ernst-Otto-Czempiel price in 2016 for the best postdoctoral monograph in peace research 2014/2015.

Cover_Cultural Dimension of Peace_BraeuchlerAlso check out this book review just published in Peacebuilding

… and this one, just published in Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies