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Jennifer Lindsay

Jennifer Lindsay studied in New Zealand, the United States and Australia. She first went to Indonesia in 1971 and has lived there at various times since in various guises, including student, researcher, diplomat, and foundation program officer. She has translated many literary and academic works from Indonesian into English, and is a regular translator and columnist for Indonesia’s weekly magazine, Tempo. Jennifer is a Research Affiliate in the School of Culture, History and Language at The Australian National University, and her academic writing focuses on Indonesian culture, language and history. From 2008-2010 she co-led an international research project into Indonesia’s cultural history from 1950-1965, and was contributing editor to the volume produced from that project, Heirs to World Culture: Being Indonesian 1950-1965 (KITLV 2012). She also directed (2010) a documentary about the Indonesian national cultural missions abroad of this time, (Presenting Indonesia: Cultural Missions Abroad 1952-1965). Jennifer now divides her time between Indonesia and Australia.

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