postgraduate conference 2018

Postgraduate conference

Showcasing our Higher Degree Research student's work on Southeast Asia

The inaugural postgraduate conference provides a forum to bring together expertise on Southeast Asia from the University of Sydney postgraduate community.

The SSEAC postgraduate conference is multidisciplinary, with sessions organised across SSEAC’s five areas of research strength to transcend disciplinary boundaries.

  • economic and social development
  • environment and resources
  • health
  • heritage and the arts
  • state and society

The conference is an opportunity for postgraduates working on Southeast Asia-related topics to present their research in preparation for upcoming conferences. It’s also a chance for academics, practitioners and the wider community to engage with the next generation of Southeast Asia research excellence.


Time: 9am – 4pm, Monday 18 June 2018

Venue: Abercrombie Lecture Theatres 2080 and 2090

The conference will run two panels simultaneously between 9:20am and 3:20pm that are open to the public. After afternoon tea, the conference is open only to participants.


Registration and Welcome Coffee




Session 1: State and Society

Chair: Rizanna Rosemary

Antoni Tsaputra

Lena Basuni

Arum Budiastuti

Ade Prastyani

Session 2: Heritage and arts

Chair: Michael Leadbetter

Faris Yothasamuth

Lorraine Leung

Greg Doyle

Wayan Jarrah Sastrawan


Morning Tea


Session 3: State and Society

Chair: Josto Luzzu

Hendri Yulius

Kihong Mun

Santalia Deane-Johns

Rizanna Rosemary

Session 4: Political heritage and arts

Chair: Johanna Wong

Nien Yuan Cheng

Steve Dodds

Chieh-Ming Lai

Sophie Chao




Session 5: Economic and social development

Chair: Arum Budiastuti

Rachel Mary Basas

Soheang Pak

Josto Luzzu

Annie Yuan Wu

Session 6: Environment and resources

Chair: Nien Yuan Cheng

Albert Hasudungan 

Johanna Wong

Ming Le Yong

Michael Leadbetter


Afternoon Tea


Feedback and Wrap Up (closed to the public)


Event End



Please register online here to confirm your attendance for planning and catering purposes.