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Dr. Deasy Simandjuntak

 Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin


Associate Fellow
ISEAS - Yusof Ishak Institute

+62 82123722204

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Curriculum Vitae

Wissenschaftlicher Werdegang


  • seit 2022 Assistant Professor
    International College of Innovation, National Chengchi University (NCCU), Taiwan.

  • seit 2015 Associate Research Fellow
    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute), Singapore.
    [ISEAS is Singapore government research institute/think-tank, similar to Taiwan’s Academia Sinica]


  • 2023 Visiting Research Fellow
    National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN), Indonesia
    [BRIN is Indonesia government central research institute, similar to Taiwan’s Academia Sinica]


  • 2022 International Visiting Fellow
    Taiwan Foundation for Democracy (TFD), Taiwan.


  • 2020-2021 Visiting Associate Research Fellow
    Center for Asia Pacific Area Studies (CAPAS), Academia Sinica中央硏究院 Taiwan.


  • 2024 Guest Professor (one semester)
    Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand


  • 2021 Adjunct Associate Professor
    International College of Innovation, National Chengchi University (NCCU), Taiwan.


  • 2013-2014 Lecturer
    Dept. of Anthropology and Development Sociology, Leiden University, The Netherlands.


  • 2011-2012 Post-Doctoral Fellow
    The Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV) & Van Vollenhoven Institute, Faculty of Law, Leiden University, The Netherlands.


  • 2011 Post-Doctoral Fellow
    Southeast Asian Studies, Dept. of Anthropology, University of Freiburg, Germany.


  • 2008-2010 Researcher and Editor at Audio-Visual Department (documentary film projects)
    The Royal Netherlands Institute for Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV).


  • 2004-2010 PhD Researcher
    Amsterdam School for Social Science Research, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.


  • 2003-2004 Lecturer
    Postgraduate Department of International Relations, University of Indonesia.
    Postgraduate Department of European Studies, University of Indonesia.


  • 1998-2001 Assistant Lecturer
    Department of International Relations, University of Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia.



Thematische Forschungsschwerpunkte

  • Southeast Asia politics and democracy
  • Indonesia’s politics and democracy
  • ethnoreligious identity-politics
  • decentralization



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Book Publications


Exploring the Nexus between Technologies and Human Rights: Opportunities and Challenges in Southeast Asia. Khoo Ying Hooi and Deasy Simandjuntak (eds.). Bangkok: SHAPE-SEA.


Aspirations with Limitations: Indonesia’s Foreign Affairs under Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. Ulla Fionna, Siwage Negara and Deasy Simandjuntak (eds). Singapore: ISEAS Publishing.


JARAK, the short history of Jatropha projects in Indonesia. Jacqueline Vel and Deasy Simandjuntak (eds). Leiden: International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS).


Journal Articles, Book Chapters, Documentary Film Publications (Selected)


“Religious Nationalism in Indonesia”, in Routledge Handbook of Religion and Nationalism (edited by Prof. Jeffrey Haynes of London Metropolitan University), forthcoming.


“Religious Nationalism and Challenges to Religious Freedom in Indonesia and Myanmar”, chapter and e-learning module video, undergraduate level textbook, Religions and Human Rights in ASEAN States: Promoting Inclusive and Peaceful Societies through learning – Research and Production of Learning Materials on Religious Freedom.


“Identifying potential social challenges at IKN: the perspective of civil society and villagers” in The Road to Nusantara: Process, Challenges and Opportunities (an edited volume), Singapore: ISEAS Publishing, 2023. With Michaela Haug and David Meschede.


“Top-Down” and “Bottom-Up” Populisms: Comparing the Populist Politics in Indonesia, the Philippines and Taiwan. East Asian Studies. 53(2): 47-98.


“Religious Binarism and “Geopolitical” Cleavage: North Sumatra’s 2019 presidential election”, in Made Supriatma and Hui Yew-foong, eds, Jokowi 2.0: Indonesia 2019 Election. Singapore: ISEAS Publishing.


“Disciplining the Accepted and Amputating the Deviants: Religious Nationalism and Segregated Citizenship in Indonesia”, Asian Journal of Law and Society, 1-20. doi:10.1017/als.2020.49 (Index: Scopus, ESCI, ERIH Plus, Proquest, Hein, Bib. of Asian Studies of the Association for Asian Studies)

2021 “Challenges to Indonesia’s Democracy: Beyond Religious Polarization”, Academia Sinica, 中央硏究院Asia Pacific Research Forum No. 69 (2021.06), pp.9-47《亞太研究論壇》第 69期 (2021.06), pp. 9–47.


“Political Financing and its Impact on the Quality of Democracy in Southeast Asia”, The Asia-Pacific Journal of Elections and Democracy, Vol.1, No.1.


“Direct Elections, Patronage, and the Failure of Party Cadre-ship: Dynastic Politics in Indonesia”, Bangkok: Heinrich Böll Stiftung Southeast Asia,




Bisherige Kurse

  • Populism, Authoritarianism, Military-rule in East & Southeast Asia
  • Hybrid Regimes: Democratic Challenges in Southeast Asia
  • Civil Society and Constitutional Democracy: Lessons from the Global South
  • Politics in Southeast Asia: Change & Continuity
  • Ethnicity, Religion, Nationalism: Violence and the Politics of Belonging in the Global World
  • Religion and Politics in the Modern World
  • Social Science Research Methods
  • Political Ethnography as Research Method
  • Globalization and Localization in Asia
  • Comparative Politics in Southeast Asia
  • Introduction to Comparative Politics
  • Introduction to International Relations
  • Theory of International Relations
  • Constructivism and Structuralism in International Relations
  • English Language for International Relations
  • Thesis Writing