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Dr. Kirsten E. Schulze

Dr. Kirsten E. Schulze

Associate Professor in International History at the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK

Dr Kirsten E. Schulze is Associate Professor in International History at the London School of Economics. From 2014-2016 she was the Deputy Director of the LSE Southeast Asia Centre, from 2012-14 she was the head of the LSE Ideas Southeast Asia Program, and from 2004-2012 she ran the Indonesia seminar series at Chatham House.

Dr. Schulze works on communal and separatist conflict as well as militant Islamism in Indonesia and the Middle East. Her publications on Indonesia include ‘The ‘ethnic’ in Indonesia’s communal conflicts: Violence in Poso, Ambon and West Kalimantan’, (2017), ‘The Islamic State and Southeast Asia’ (2016), ‘Transforming the Aceh Conflict: From Military Solutions to Political Agreement’ (2013), ‘The AMM and the Transition from Conflict to Peace in Aceh, 2005-2006’ (2010), ‘Indonesia - The Radicalisation of Islam’ (2009), ‘From the battlefield to the negotiating table: GAM and the Indonesian government, 1999-2005’ (2007), and The Free Aceh Movement (GAM): Anatomy of a Separatist Organisation (2004). She is currently writing a book on the Ambon conflict titled Communal Violence, Mujahedin and Child Fighters: A History of the Ambon Conflict.


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