|Prof. Henk Schulte Nordholt is head of the research department of KITLV in Leiden, The Netherlands
He studied history at the VU University in Amsterdam, from which he graduated in 1980 (cum laude). In 1988 he obtained his PhD degree (cum laude) in social sciences at the Free University with a thesis on the history of the political system on the island of Bali (Indonesia). He taught anthropology and Asian history at the University of Amsterdam from 1985 until 2005. From 1999 until 2007 he was IIAS professor of Asian History at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. Since 2007 he is KITLV professor of Southeast Asian Studies at the VU University in Amsterdam.
Schulte Nordholt’s main fields of research include Balinese history, political violence, the anthropology of colonialism, and contemporary politics in Indonesia. Currently he coordinates a large Dutch Indonesian research program “Governance, markets and citizens” 2013-2016, which is sponsored by the Scientific Program Indonesia – Netherlands (SPIN)
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