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Dr Vannessa Hearman is lecturer in Indonesian Studies and a historian of Southeast Asia. Her research deals with the Indonesian 1965-66 anti-communist violence, the politics of memory and human rights, and transnational activism related to Indonesia and Timor-Leste. She is the author of Unmarked Graves: Death and Survival in the Anti-Communist Violence in East Java, Indonesia (NUS Press), as well as academic articles and book chapters. She writes for or provides media commentary in outlets such as ABC-RN, Channel News Asia, Inside Indonesia, The ConversationNew Mandala and the Diplomat. She is a NAATI certified Indonesian language interpreter and translator. 

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Research Output 2007 2018

Between citizenship and human rights: the struggle for justice after Indonesia’s 1965 mass violence

Hearman, V., 8 Apr 2018, In : Citizenship Studies. 22, 2, p. 175-190 16 p.

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citizenship
human rights
violence
Indonesia
justice

Indonesia en la intersección de la Guerra Fría con la descolonización

Hearman, V., 2018, Asia y el Pacifico Durante la Guerra Fría [Asia and the Pacific during the Cold War] . Iacobelli, P., Cribb, R. & Perelló, J. L. (eds.). Santiago: Fondo de Cultura Economica, p. 238-52 15 p.

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Indonesia
intersections

Missing the boat: Indonesian Kompas newspaper’s 1995 reporting on asylum seekers from East Timor

Hearman, V., 2018, New Research on Timor-Leste 2017 : A TLSA Research Conference. Job, P., Da Silva, A., Canas Mendes, N., Da Costa Ximenes, A., Barreto Soares, M., Niner, S. & Tam, T. (eds.). Hawthorn, Vic. : Swinburne University of Technology, Vol. 1. p. 228-233 6 p.

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East-Timor
asylum seeker
newspaper
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Screening East Timorese women and history in Timor-Leste’s Beatriz’s War

Hearman, V., Oct 2018, In : Gender and History. 30, 3, p. 786-802 17 p.

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File
Indonesia
history
screening
woman
History

The 1965–1966 Violence, Religious Conversions and the Changing Relationship Between the Left and Indonesia’s Churches

Hearman, V., 2018, The Indonesian Genocide of 1965: Causes, Dynamics and Legacies. McGregor, K., Pohlman, A. & Melvin, J. (eds.). United Kingdom: Palgrave Macmillan, p. 179-195 17 p. (Palgrave Studies in the History of Genocide).

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Religious Conversion
Religion
Clerics
Indonesia
Christian Churches