Ratna Saptari

Ratna Saptari, Assistant professor at Institute of Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology, Leiden University
Ratna Saptari

Ratna Saptari is an assistant professor at the Institute of Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology at Leiden University. She is currently writing 'The Making and Remaking of the Cigarette Labour Communities in East Java: a comparative study of three cigarette towns, 1913-2003’; ‘Decolonisation and Urban Labour in Indonesia (1920s to 1965): Continuity and Change’ and ‘The Cultures of Tobacco in Indonesia and India.’

Ratna Saptari has organized several panels and conferences in collaboration with research/teaching institutions in Europe and Asia focusing on topics such as labour, migration, domestic service, social movements and histories of subaltern groups. In addition to several articles and book chapters on these themes, she has also co-edited a number of books: The Household and Beyond: Cultural Notions and Social Practices in the Study of Gender in Indonesia;  Labour in Southeast Asia: Local Processes in a Globalized World; and on the politics of history-writing  Pemikiran Kembali Penulisan Sejarah Indonesia (Rethinking Indonesian History-Writing).