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    Professor David T. Hill AM
    B.A. (Asian Studies) (Hons), Ph.D (Southeast Asian Studies) [A.N.U.]

    Emeritus Professor of Southeast Asian Studies

    About me

    On 28 September 2015 I retired from Murdoch University after 25 years, having held the Chair of Southeast Asian Studies since 1999. I continue my involvement as Emeritus Professor of Southeast Asian Studies and Fellow in the Asia Research Centre.

    I am accredited as a Professional (Level 3) English/Indonesian Interpreter and Translator by the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI), Canberra. I have been a Visiting Senior Research Fellow in the Asia Research Institute of the National University of Singapore (2006); a invited participant in the Government’s “Australia 2020 Summit” (April 2008), a National Teaching Fellow of the Australian Learning and Teaching Council (since 2009) and a Board Member of the DFAT Australia-Indonesia Institute (2011-14).

    In addition, in 1994 I founded the Australian Consortium for In-Country Indonesian Studies (ACICIS), a consortium of more than two dozen Australian and international universities which assists foreign students to study in Indonesian universities (www.acicis.edu.au). ACICIS was praised in the government’s 2012 Australia in the Asian Century White Paper as a “successful model for in-country learning”. From its establishment until July 2018, I served as Consortium Director of ACICIS, which has been hosted by The University of Western Australia since 2016.

    Teaching area

    I am no longer teaching since my retirement. However my teaching specialisation was in contemporary Indonesian Studies. I taught Indonesian language at all levels from beginners to advanced, together with units on Indonesian Literature; Southeast Asian Literature; Indonesian Media, Culture and Politics; People’s History of Southeast Asia; Asian Centuries; and Contemporary Asia.

    Research areas

    My current research project is a study of Indonesian political exiles who were abroad in 1965 when the military took power in Indonesia and were subsequently unable to return home.  I maintain a research interest in the teaching of Indonesian language in Australian universities, following my Australian Learning and Teaching Council National Teaching Fellowship on this subject. In addition, I work on life writing, media, and contemporary politics in Indonesia. 

    My books include Journalism and Politics in Indonesia: A Critical Biography of Mochtar Lubis (1922-2004) as Editor and Author, (Routledge, 2010) and The Press in New Order Indonesia (1994, reprinted Equinox 2007).  With Krishna Sen I have co-edited Politics and the Media in Twenty-First Century Indonesia: Decade of Democracy (Routledge, 2011) and co-authored The Internet in Indonesia’s New Democracy (Routledge, 2005) and Media, Culture and Politics in Indonesia(OUP, 2000; Equinox, 2007).

    Three of my books have been translated into Indonesian.

    • Jurnalisme dan Politik di Indonesia (YOI, Jakarta 2011);
    • Pers di Masa Orde Baru (YOI, Jakarta, 2011);
    • Media, Budaya dan Politik di Indonesia (co-authored with Krishna Sen, ISAI & Media Lintas Inti Nusantara, Jakarta, 2001).

    Current projects

    My main current research project, supported by an Australian Research Council Discovery Grant, is a study of Indonesian political exiles who were abroad in 1965 when the military took power in Indonesia and were subsequently unable to return home. 

    I maintain a research interest in the teaching of Indonesian language in Australian universities, following my Australian Learning and Teaching Council National Teaching Fellowship on this subject. For details, see:http://altcfellowship.murdoch.edu.au/

    Awards and grants

    Awards and Honours

    On Australia Day 2015 I was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia ‘for significant service to international relations, as an advocate of Australia-Indonesia cross-cultural understanding, and as an educator’.

    In 2012 I was selected as the Australian participant in the “Presidential Friends of Indonesia” program, under the auspices of the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In November 2014 I received from the Australia-Indonesia Association the inaugural Australia-Indonesia Award for services to the bilateral relationship in the field of Education. (Established in 1945 to support the newly independent nation of Indonesia in its struggle for international recognition, the AIA is one of the oldest Indonesia-related community organisations in the world.) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JNxYOEHWP0)

     

     

    National Competitive (Australian Research Council Discovery/Large) Grants

    2008-10:‘Indonesia in exile: The Indonesian Left Abroad during the late Cold War’ (sole CI) $105,623

    2006-7: ‘Secular modernisers in the Indonesian media: A biography of Mochtar Lubis (1922-2004) (sole CI) $65,000

    2002-5: ‘Media in a Post-Authoritarian State: Crisis and Democratisation in Indonesia’ (with Prof. Krishna Sen, Curtin University)  $206,286

    1998-2000: ‘New modes of communication and citizenship: The Internet in Indonesia’ (with Dr K. Sen, Murdoch University) $97,000

    1995-7: ‘Global media and cultural change in Indonesia’(with Dr. K. Sen, Murdoch University) $110,000

    National Competitive Teaching and Learning Grants:

    2012: Office of Learning and Teaching Extension Grant for “Promotion of national strategic plan for Indonesian in Australian universities” $30,000

    2009: Australian Learning and Teaching Council National Teaching Fellowship $350,000

    2008: Australian Learning and Teaching Council Award for Programs that Enhance Learning (Educational Partnerships and Collaborations with other organisations) $25,000

     Other Research Grants

    2008: ARC Asia-Pacific Futures Research Network Grant for workshop in March 2009 on ‘Southeast Asian Exiles: crossing cultural, political and religious borders’ (with Dr. Ana Dragojlovic, ANU) $9,409

    2006: Asia Research Institute (National University of Singapore) Grant for workshop ‘Mediating Transition to Post-Authoritarian Indonesia’ (Oct. 2006) $SG 8,000 ($6,350)

    2006: ARC Asia-Pacific Futures Research Network Grant: ‘Mediating Transition to Post-Authoritarian Indonesia’ (workshop, 9-11 October 2006) $10,000

    1997: Australia-Indonesia Institute (DFAT); Beyond the Horizon: Short stories from contemporary Indonesia (with Prof. J. McKay, Monash Asia Institute) $3,300

    1997: Asia Research Centre, Murdoch (with Dr K. Sen): ‘Indonesia: cultures in resistance and change’ (internal/Murdoch) $9,120

    1995: Asia Research Centre, Murdoch (with Dr K. Sen): ‘Indonesia: cultures in resistance and change’ (internal/Murdoch) $18,350

    1995: ARC Small Grant (with Dr. K. Sen): Indonesia: cultures in resistance and change (internal) $10,000

    1994: Murdoch Special Research Grant (internal): Indonesian Short Stories in Translation $3,000

    1993: Australia-Indonesia Institute (DFAT) Horison: Short stories in Indonesia $4,500

    Institutional development (non-research) grants:

    2011-3: DEEWR National Asian Languages and Studies in Schools Program’s Strategic Collaboration and Partnership Fund (for ACICIS) $395,494

    2011: DEEWR Regional Links Grant for ACICIS $25,000

    2009-11:  DEEWR Strategic Collaboration and Partnership Fund (Partnership Fund) support for the National Asian Languages and Studies in Schools Program (NALSSP), ‘Indonesian Language Teacher Immersion’ $395,000

    2009: DEEWR Regional Links sub-Programme for ACICIS $120,000

    2008-2010: DEEWR Structural Adjustment and Diversity Fund for a Development Studies Professional Practicum $390,000

    2008: Australia-Indonesia Institute for the Journalism Professional Practicum $18,250

    2008: DEEWR Regional Links sub-Programme (of the International Education and Training Grants Programme) for ACICIS $120,000

    2007-9: Myer Foundation: ACICIS Support (Journalism Professional Practicum & New Study Options) $375,000

    2005-6: Myer Foundation: ACICIS Infrastructural Support $40,000

    2005-6: Department of Education, Science and Training (for ACICIS) $150,000

    2005: International Centre of Excellence in Asia-Pacific Studies (ICEAPS) for ACICIS Islamic Business development $13,000

    2005: Australia-Indonesia Institute (DFAT)‘Islamic Business Study Option’ (Stage 2) for ACICIS $13,700

    2004-5: Myer Foundation’ Beyond Australia’: ACICIS Infrastructural Support $50,000

    2003-4: DEST Regional Links Program (for ACICIS) $72,779

    2003: DEST Regional Links Program (for ACICIS) $39,500

    2002: Public Education Endowment Trust (PEET): Indonesian Music & Arts Workshops $12,000

    2002: Australia-Indonesia Institute (DFAT): ACICIS $25,000

    2001: Australia-Indonesia Institute (DFAT): ACICIS Journalism Studies Pilot Program $19,473

    2000: Australia-Indonesia Institute (DFAT): ACICIS Journalism Studies option $27,500

    1998: Australia-Indonesia Institute (DFAT): ACICIS Indonesian ‘in-country’ program maintenance $32,195

    1998: Sangora Educational Foundation (Perth): ACICIS Reference Group meeting $ 8,600

    1996: Australia-Indonesia Institute (DFAT): ACICIS Development Initiative Grant $41,918

    1995: National Priority (Reserve) Fund: ACICIS Pilot Semester $100,000

    1994: National Priority (Reserve) Fund: Australian Consortium for ‘In-Country’ Indonesian Studies (ACICIS) $100,000

    Events and speaking engagements

    I was honoured to be invited to deliver the Eighth Annual Herb Feith Memorial Lecture in Melbourne in August 2012. (for details, see: http://www.herb-feith-foundation.org/memorial-lectures.html). Other presentations in 2012 include various high school motivational talks and an invitation to present a plenary address to the Indonesian language conference, ASILE/KIPBIPA, in Salatiga, Indonesia, in October.

    Conference presentations in 2013 included the Australian Learning and Teaching Fellows’ Forum (Sydney),  EuroSEAS (Lisbon) and Indonesia Council Open Conference (Hobart).

    In 2014 my conference presentations include a panel at the Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) Conference (Perth, July), the Modern Language Teachers Association (WA) conference (Perth, September), a closing plenary presentation at the ASILE (Australian Society of Indonesian Language Educators) Conference in Denpasar (September), and participation in the Third Australia-Indonesia Dialogue (Jakarta, October).

    Details of my media appearances are generally linked to:

    http://altcfellowship.murdoch.edu.au/media2.html or

    http://altcfellowship.murdoch.edu.au/associated%20media.html

    I can be followed on Facebook ( https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003387519360 ) and Twitter ( https://twitter.com/Prof_David_Hill ).

     

     

     

     

     

    Professional and community service

    Current memberships:

    • Asian Studies Association of Australia(ASAA)
    • Balai Bahasa Indonesia Perth (BBIP)

     

     

    Doctoral and masters supervisions

    My most recently concluded postgraduate supervisions were:

    • Dr Nicole Andres, ‘Media-elite interactions in post-Suharto Indonesia’, PhD (co-supervised with Prof. Garry Rodan, Asia Research Centre)
    • Dr Asep Iqbal, ‘Communicating identity: the Salafi movement, the internet, and collective identity in contemporary Indonesia’ Ph.D (co-supervised with Prof. Garry Rodan, Asia Research Centre)
    • Dr Muninggar Sri Saraswati, ‘New Media Technology and Election Campaigning in Contemporary Indonesia’, PhD (co-supervised with Prof. Vedi Hadiz, The University of Melbourne)

    After retirement, I have maintained a small role in the supervision of Mr Hikmawan Saefullah, ‘Underground Music and Islamic Politics in Post-Authoritarian Indonesia’,  PhD (co-supervised with Dr Ian Wilson, and Dr Jacqui Baker, Asia Research Centre).

    Publications

    Books

    • Hill, D., (2010),Journalism and Politics in Indonesia: A Critical Biography of Mochtar Lubis (1922-2004) as Editor and Author,Routledge.
    • Hill, D., Sen, K., (2005),The Internet in Indonesia's New Democracy,Routledge.
    • Sen, K., Hill, D., (2000),Media, budaya dan politik di Indonesia,Jakarta : Institut Studi Arus Informasi sama dengan PT Media Lintas Inti Nusantara.
    • Hill, D., (1998),Beyond the Horizon: Short Stories from Contemporary Indonesia, Monash Papers on Southeast Asia,Monash Asia Instutute.

    Chapters

    • Hill, D., (2012),Writing Lives in Exile: Autobiographies of the Indonesian Left Abroad,In: Locating Life Stories: Beyond East-West Binaries in (Auto)Biographical Studies, University of Hawaii Press, pages 215 to 237.
    • Hill, D., (2011),On the border: Local media in the land of Papua,In: Politics and the Media in Twenty-First Century Indonesia: Decade of democracy, Routledge, pages 26 to 48.
    • Hill, D., (2008),Indonesia: Electoral Politics and the Internet,In: Making a Difference: A comparative view of the role of the internet in election politics, Lexington Books, pages 75 to 92.
    • Hill, D., (2008),Media and politics in regional Indonesia: the case of Manado,In: Political Regimes and the Media in Asia, Routledge, pages 188 to 207.
    • Hill, D., (2007),Internet dan Perlawanan terhadap Orde Baru,In: Ketika Sensor Tak Mati-Mati, Yayasan Kalam & Hivos, pages 18 to 91.
    • Sen, K., Hill, D., (2004),Global industry, national politics; popular music in 'New Order' Indonesia,In: Refashioning Pop Music in Asia: Cosmopolitan Flows, Political Tempos, and Aesthetic Industries, Curzon, pages 75 to 88.
    • Hill, D., (2001),Pers Indonesian dalam Konteks Asia: Gambaran Sepintas Lalu,In: Humanisme Dan Kebebasan Pers: Menyambut 70 Tahun Jakob Oetama, Penerbit Buku Kompas, Jakarta, pages 169 to 178.
    • Hill, D., Sen, K., (2000),The Internet in Indonesia's New Democracy,In: The Internet, Democracy and Democratization (Democratization Studies), Frank Cass Publishers, pages 119 to 136.
    • Hill, D., (1998),Introduction,In: Beyond the Horizon: Short Stories from Contemporary Indonesia, Monash Asia Institute, pages 28 to 38.
    • Hill, D., (1995),Saya Guru, tapi Guru Saya Tempo (I'm a teacher, but my teacher was Tempo),In: Mengapa kami menggugat, Yayasan Alumni TEMPO, pages 91 to 94.
    • Hill, D., (1995),Yang Alternatif dan Yang Menyimpang (Alterntive and Deviating),In: Wartawan independen : sebuah pertanggungjawaban AJI, Aliansi Jurnalis Independen, pages 9 to 12.
    • Hill, D., (1993),The Objectification of Mochtar Lubis: Personalizing the Process of Biography,In: Indonesian political biography: in search of cross-cultural understanding, Monash University Centre for Southeast Asian Studies Monograph, pages 263 to 289.
    • Hill, D., (1993),'The Two Leading Institutions': Taman Ismail Marzuki and Horison,In: Culture and society in new order Indonesia, Oxford University Press, pages 245 to 262.
    • Hill, D., (1993),Interpreting the Indonesian National Character: Mochtar Lubis and Manusia Indonesia,In: Text/politics in island Southeast Asia : essays in interpretation, Ohio University Monographs in International Studies, pages 288 to 321.
    • Hill, D., (1992),Revolusi dan Kepemimpinan: Gambaran yang Berubah dalam Tiga Novel Mochtar Lubis (Revolution and Leadership: Changing Depictions in Three Novels by Mochtar Lubis),In: Mochtar Lubis: Wartawan Jihad, Penerbit Harian Kompas, pages 298 to 332.
    • Hill, D., (1987),Press Challenges, Government Responses: Two Campaigns in Indonesia Raya.,In: The Indonesian press : its past, its people, its problems, Monash University Centre for Southeast Asian Studies Monograph, pages 21 to 38.

    Journals

    • Hill, D., (2016), Language as "soft power" in bilateral relations: the case of Indonesian language in Australia, Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 36, 3, pages 364 - 378.
    • Hill, D., (2014), Indonesian Political Exiles in the USSR, Critical Asian Studies, 46, 4, pages 621 - 648.
    • Hill, D., Dragojlovic, A., (2010), Indonesian Exiles: Crossing Cultural, Political and Religious Borders - Introduction, RIMA: Review of Indonesian and Malaysian Affairs, 44, 1, pages 1 - 7.
    • Hill, D., (2010), Indonesia's Exiled Left as the Cold War Thaws, RIMA: Review of Indonesian and Malaysian Affairs, 44, 1, pages 21 - 51.
    • Hill, D., (2008), In the shadow of other lives: reflections on Dan Lev and writing biography, RIMA: Review of Indonesian and Malaysian Affairs, 42, 2, pages 147 - 160.
    • Hill, D., (2007), Ethics and Institutions in Biographical Writing on Indonesian Subjects, Life Writing, Vol.4, No. 2, pages 215 - 229.
    • Hill, D., (2007), Biography Within the Indonesian Context: An Introduction to Four Papers, Life Writing, 4, 2, pages 159 - 163.
    • Hill, D., (2007), Manoeuvres in Manado: Media and Politics in Regional Indonesia, South East Asia Research, 15, 1, pages 5 - 28.
    • Hill, D., (2006), Politik Identitas dalam Budaya Indonesia/Melayu, Susastra, 2, No. 4, pages 1 - 15.
    • Hill, D., (2003), Plotting public participation on Indonesia's Internet, South East Asia Research, 11, , pages 297 - 325.
    • Hill, D., (2003), Communication for a new democracy: Indonesia's first online elections, The Pacific Review, 16, 4, pages 525 - 548.
    • Hill, D., Sen, K., (2002), Netizens in Combat: conflict on the Internet in Indonesia, Asian Studies Review, 26, , pages 165 - 187.
    • Hill, D., (2002), East Timor and the Internet: Global Political Leverage in/on Indonesia, Indonesia, 73, , pages 25 - 52.
    • Hill, D., Sen, K., (2000), The Internet in Indonesia's New Democracy, Democratization, 7, 1, pages 119 - 136.
    • Hill, D., (1997), Pressing Challenges: The threats facing Indonesia's print media, Harvard Asia Pacific Review, Winter 97/98, , pages 39 - 41.
    • Hill, D., Sen, K., (1997), Wiring the Warung to global gateways: The Internet in Indonesia, Indonesia, April, 63, pages 67 - 89.

    Conference

    • Hill, D., (2008),Knowing Indonesia from afar: Indonesian Exiles and Australian Academics,In: 17th Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) Biennial Conference (2008).
    • Hill, D., (2002),Communication for a new democracy: Indonesia's first online elections,In: Asian Studies Association of Australia 14th Biennial Conference.
    • Hill, D., (2001),East Timor and the Internet: Global Political Leverage in/on Indonesia,In: Media Cultures in Indonesia / Budaya Media di Indonesia.
    • Hill, D., Sen, K., (1997),Global Industry, National Politics: Popular Music in Contemporary Indonesia,In: Symposium on Cultural Values and Cultural Capital of Pop Music in Asia (Centre for Asian Communication, Media and Cultural Studies, Edith Cowan University).

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