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Andrey Damaledo


Andrey Damaledo is a research fellow at the Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS) at Kyoto University. He holds a PhD in Anthropology from The Australian National University (2016) and an MA in Advanced Development Studies from the University of Queensland (2009), both as an Australian Award scholar. He was the recipient of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) Allison Sudradjat Prize. He was also awarded the Ann Bates Prize 2017 for producing the most outstanding PhD thesis on Indonesian studies at ANU. His research focuses on migration, conflict and reconciliation, border issues, development planning and public policy. He is now embarking on a new research to investigate the notions of transnationalism among Indonesian migrants in Timor-Leste.

Selected publications
Damaledo A. (2018). Divided Loyalties: Displacement, Belonging and Citizenship among East Timorese in West Timor, Canberra: ANU Press.
Damaledo A. (2018) To separate is to sustain: Sacrifice and National Belonging among East Timorese in West Timor, The Australian Journal of Anthropology vol. 29 (1), pp. 19-34.

Damaledo A. (2014) “We Are Not New Citizens, We Are East Timorese”: Displacement and Labeling in West Timor. Review of Indonesian and Malaysian Affairs vol. 48, (1), pp. 159–181.

Peake G, Kent L, Damaledo A and Thu P (2014) Influences and Echoes of Indonesia in Timor-Leste, SSGM Discussion Paper 2014/8, pp. 1-21.

Peer-reviewed book chapters:
Damaledo A. (Forthcoming). Death across the border and the prospects of improved people to people relationships, in The Dead as Heroes, Ancestors and Martyrs in Independent Timor-Leste edited by Kent L and Feijo R, Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press.

Damaledo A. (2019). Performing and transforming citizenship amongst East Timorese in Indonesian West Timor, in The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Timor-Leste edited by McWilliam A and Leach M, Oxford: Routledge., pp. 331-344.

Current research projects:

-    Transnationalism and the Changing Concepts of Peacebuilding in Southeast Asia. 2019-2022
-    A transdisciplinary approach to understand mobility in Timor-Leste 2018-2019 (with A/Prof. Julius Bautista of Kyoto University)
-    Palm-wine production and sustainable livelihood in rural Timor-Leste 2018-2019 (with Dr. Victor Soares of National University of Timor-Leste).