Dr Jemma Purdey gave the keynote address at the Indonesia Council Open Conference at Flinders University on 3 July 2017. An edited extract of Dr Purdey’s keynote, ‘Telling Stories and Sharing Lives: Fostering Connections Between Australians and Indonesians’, is available online at the The Australian-Indonesia Centre.
Dr Purdey is an Indonesian studies scholar, with a particular interest in political biography and ethnic minorities. She is Research Fellow in the Faculty of Arts and the Australia Indonesia Centre at Monash University. Dr Purdey has published on Indonesian politics and contemporary history and about Australia’s relationship with Indonesia. She is sole editor of Knowing Indonesia: Intersections of Self, Discipline and Nation (Monash University Publishing, Clayton Vic., 2012) and co-editor with Antje Missbach of Linking people: Connections and encounters between Australians and Indonesians (Regiospectra, Berlin, 2015).