Thomas Reuter - Biography#

Prof Thomas Reuter is Professor at the Asia Institute of the University of Melbourne (UoM) in Australia, but is currently living in Germany and affiliated with the University of Bonn’s SE Asia Institute. After obtaining his PhD from ANU in Australia in 1997, he taught at Heidelberg University in his native Germany, before taking up post-doctoral and QElI Fellowships at UoM, a Monash Research Fellowship at Monash University and an ARC Future Fellowship and professorship back at UoM. He was President of the Australian Anthropological Association (2002-2005), chair of the World Council of Anthropological Associations (2008-2012), Senior Vice-President of the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (2008-2018), a member of the executive of the International Social Science Council (2013-2018) and an expert advisor to IPBES and IPCC, and is currently a member of the board of Future Earth (Asia) as well as a fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science.

Research in Indonesia and beyond has focused on indigenous people, social movements, religion, religious change, political elites, ecology, climate change, food security and globalisation. He has published more than 120 articles and 13 books.

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