Jemma Purdey

Jemma Purdey is an Industry Fellow at the Australia-Indonesia Centre (AIC) and Adjunct Fellow, Department of Arts and Education, Deakin University. She has written widely on Indonesian politics and contemporary history and about Australia’s relationship with Indonesia. Her books include Anti-Chinese Violence in Indonesia, 1996–1998 (2006) and From Vienna to Yogyakarta: The life of Herb Feith (2011) and she is co-author with Antje Missbach and Dave McRae of Indonesia: State and Society in Transition (2020). Jemma is Chair of the Board and Commissioning Editor of the magazine Inside Indonesia, co-host of the podcast Talking Indonesia and founding Director of the AIC’s ReelOzInd! Australia Indonesia Short Film Competition & Festival.