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.