Andrey Damaledo

Position: Postdoctoral Fellow

MAIL: damaledo [at] cseas.kyoto-u.ac.jp

Research Departments

Social Coexistence

Area

Anthropology

Research Interests

A Collaborative Approach to Understanding Cross-Border Mobilities in Timor



A Collaborative Approach to Understanding Cross-Border Mobilities in Timor
Drawing from the empirical and methodological best practices of the fields of anthropology, geography and cultural/religious studies, this project seeks to cultivate a ground-up understanding of the multi-faceted nature and possibilities of “mobility” in the Timor region. Various private and public actors in Timor all interact with each other in fluid and subtle ways that cannot be understood from an exclusively ‘top-down’ nation-state centric analysis. We submit that productive knowledge outcomes about mobility can occur when we problematize the analytical and spatial boundaries between West Timor (Indonesia) and East Timor. What is required to pursue such an approach is to work in concert with local agents in both sides of the political border in pursuing fieldwork-based, locally embedded empirical groundwork.


    Peer Reviewed Articles:

  • To separate is to sustain: Sacrifice and National Belonging among East Timorese in West Timor, The Australian Journal of Anthropology (TAJA), 2018. https://doi.org/10.1111/taja.12268
  • “We Are Not New Citizens, We Are East Timorese”: Displacement and Labeling in West Timor. Review of Indonesian and Malaysian Affairs (RIMA) vol. 48, no. 1 (2014), pp. 159-81.
  • Influences and Echoes of Indonesia in Timor-Leste, SSGM Discussion Paper 2014/8 [co-authored with Peake G, Kent L, and Thu P]
  • Influences and Echoes of Indonesia in Timor-Leste, SSGM In Brief 2014/60 [co-authored with Peake G, Kent L, and Thu P]

 

    Book Chapter

  • The Struggle Continues: Performing and transforming citizenship among East Timorese in Indonesian West Timor, in The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Timor-Leste edited by Andrew McWilliam and
    Michael Leach, Oxford: Routledge [Forthcoming 2018].