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Dr Vannessa Hearman is Senior 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

Buru Island: Still Much More to Reveal

Hearman, V., 2020, In : Archipel: etudes interdisciplinaires sur le monde insulindien. 99, p. 29-33 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

Open Access

Heather Goodall on viewing the Indonesian Revolution from the ships and the streets

Hearman, V., 2 Oct 2019, In : History Australia. 16, 4, p. 768-770 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

  • Remembering terror and activism in the city

    Hearman, V., Jul 2019, IIAS Newsletter, 83, p. 42-42 1 p.

    Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

    Open Access
  • 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.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
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    Indonesia en la intersección de la Guerra Fría con la descolonización

    Translated title of the contribution: [Indonesia in the intersections of the Cold War and decolonization]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.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Thesis

    Plans for world domination: art to textile

    Author: Reynolds, A. C., Nov 2018

    Supervisor: Zemits, B. (Supervisor), Hearman, V. (Supervisor) & Ford, S. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Masters by Research - CDU