Social and Cultural Engagement regarding earthquake and tsunami in Southeast Asia
Juniator Tulius is an anthropologist, originally from Mentawai Islands of Indonesia. He obtained his Ph.D. from Leiden University in the Netherlands by studying oral tradition regarding its roles and functions in current conflicts over land in Mentawai Islands in Indonesia in 2012. Before commencing his master and doctorate in the Netherlands, he worked as a field consultant for UNESCO Jakarta Office’s Man and Biosphere reserves on Siberut, West Sumatra of Indonesia. After obtaining his PhD, he started working as a community engagement specialist in the department of Earth Observatory of Singapore at Nanyang Technological University from 2013 to 2015. Since 2015, he works as a research fellow in the Centre for Geohazard Observations of the Department of Earth Observatory of Singapore at Nanyang Technological University. He studies social and cultural impacts of natural disasters in different communities. He also communicates with local communities about findings of earth science researches done by earth scientists for aiming safer and more sustainable societies in Southeast and South Asian countries such as Indonesia, Singapore, Myanmar, Laos, Bangladesh and Nepal. He actively presents his work in the international seminars. His work on oral tradition, land disputes, rights of indigenous people and material culture is published as chapters of a book and as individual papers in the international and peer-review journals.
Ph.D in Anthropology and Humanities from Leiden University in the Netherlands.
M.A. in Anthropology and Humanities from Leiden University in the Netherlands.
B.A. in Anthropology from Andalas University in West Sumatra of Indonesia
Young scientist and environmentalist on Man and Biosphere UNESCO Jakarta Office in 1999.
A Borneo Healing Romance: Ritual Storytelling and the Sugi Sakit, A Saribas Iban Rite of Healing, by Clifford Sather. Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences of Southeast Asia. 174(4), (2018).
Reimar Schefold, Toys for the Souls: Life and art on the Mentawai Islands. Wacana, Journal of Humanities of Indonesia. 19(2), (2018).
Kathryn Anderson Wellen, The open door: early modern Wajorese statecraft and diaspora. Wacana, Journal of Humanities of Indonesia. 18(3), 813-816. (2017).
Contemporary contentions of ancestral land rights among indigenous kin-groups in the Mentawai Islands of Indonesia. (Castillo, M., & Strecker A., Ed.).Heritage and Rights of Indigenous Peoples (Patrimonio y Derechos de Los Pueblos Indigenas). 109-136. (2017).
The Pig Story "Tiboi Sakkoko": Storytelling of kinship, memories of the past, and rights to plots of ancestral land in Mentawai. Wacana, Journal of the humanities of Indonesia. 17(2), 336-373. (2016).
Family Stories: Oral tradition, Memories of the Past and Contemporary Conflicts over Land in Mentawai, Indonesia. Wacana, Journal of the humanities of Indonesia. 15(1), 181-189. (2016).