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Going native means that you do not want any longer to write about “them”, but you want to write together with “them”, you do not want to talk about “them”, instead you talk and discuss with “them”, you do not want to classify “them”, but you offer “them” the change to judge you instead, you do not observe “them” any longer, but you participate in your field, become part of the field and thereby went native

Dr Alexandra Landmann

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Education

Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany – October 2005 to November 2010

PhD in IPP Religion in Dialogue, Religious Studies, Department of Protestant Theology

Dissertation topic: “Hindu Class and Hindu Education System in Bali: Emergence, Organization, and Conception in the Context of Indonesian Educational and Religious policies” (in English)

Advisors: Edmund Weber, IB G. Yudha Triguna (Bali, Indonesia)

Reviewers: Edmund Weber, Baerbel Beinhauer-Koehler, Freek L. Bakker

Defense Committee: Stefan Alkier (chair), Edmund Weber, Freek L. Bakker, Heiko Schulz, Markus Wriedt

Submitted: May 2009, Disputation November 2010, Grade: rite (“passed”)

Complimentary exam (Ergänzungsprüfung) in Religious Studies – May 2008, Grade: sehr gut (“very good”)

State Examination Authority for Translators and Interpreters, State Education Authority for the District of Darmstadt-Dieburg, and Darmstadt Municipality (Staatliches Prüfungsamt für Übersetzer und Dolmetscher, Staatliches Schulamt für den Landkreis Darmstadt-Dieburg und Stadt Darmstadt) – November 2004 to May 2005, Certified translator of Indonesian Language, Grade: befriedigend (“satisfying”)

Hindu University of Indonesia, Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia – August 1998 –August 1999, Study of Hindu-Theology and Balinese Culture

Eleven March UniversitySurakarta, Central Java, Indonesia – February – Augustus 1998 Study of Indonesian Language (Dharmasiswa fellowship)

Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany - October 1996 to November 2004

Magistra Artium in South East Asian Science, Psychoanalysis, and Religious Studies

Thesis topic: “The spiritual Hindu cleansing ritual ‚Pemarisudha Karipubaya’: A Way of traditionally coping with the tragedy of Kuta (in German)”

Committee: Bernd Nothofer, Tilmann Habermas, Edmund Weber, Grade: sehr gut (“very good”)

Professional education and experience

  • Translator/Interpreter for German Embassy, Jakarta and Denpasar district court, Bali, Indonesia, June 2012-present
  • Sworn translator at Darmstadt district court, Germany (allgemein ermächtigte Übersetzerin der Indonesischen Sprache am Landgericht Darmstadt), February 2006 – November 2012
  • Tutor for IPP “Religion in Dialogue” PhD. Candidates, Faculty of Protestant Theology, Goethe University Frankfurt a. M., Edmund Weber, 2005 -2006
  • Research Assistant (Wissenschaftliche Hilfskraft), Technical University of Darmstadt, Architecture, Faculty of Planning and Building in non European Areas, Compilation of Online Database, Costa Mathey, 2005 -2006
  • Research Assistant (Wissenschaftliche Hilfskraft), Peace Research Institute Frankfurt, Research Department III: Democratic Peace; South East Asian Section, Lothar Brock, Peter Kreuzer, 2005
  • Undergraduate research assistant (Studentische Hilfskraft), Peace Research Institute Frankfurt, Research Department III: Democratic Peace; South East Asian Section, Lothar Brock, Peter Kreuzer, 2003-2004
  • Undergraduate research assistant (Studentische Hilfskraft), Clinic for Psychosomatic Medicine and Psycho-Therapy, Goethe University Hospital Frankfurt a.M., (Goethe Universitaetsklinikum), Jochen Jordan, Frankfurt a.M., 2000 – 2003

Lecturing

  • Designer, Coordinator, and Organizer of International Training Program on Indonesian Hinduism, Master and Doctoral Studies Program, Hindu University of Indonesia, Denpasar, Bali, March 2012-March 2013
  • Lecturer (Religious Studies and Theories of Religions), Master Studies Program, Hindu University of Indonesia, Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia, March 2012 – present
  • Lecture with Prof Dr Edmund Weber, Hinduism, Religious Studies, Goethe University Frankfurt, Summer term 2008
  • Lecture with Prof Dr Edmund Weber, Minority Religion, Religious Studies, Goethe University Frankfurt, Winter term 2006

Awards, Honors, and Fellowships

  • Visiting Fellow Nalanda-Sriwijaya Center, Institute Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore,
  • Juni-July 2013
  • Research Fellow, Peace Research Institute Frankfurt, RD: Governance and Societal Peace, Project: “Genesis, Structure and Functioning of systems of violent social control: An inter- and intra-regional comparison between various regions in Indonesia and the Philippines”, August 2009 – July 2011, funded by DFG (Deutsche Forschungs-Gemeinschaft)
  • Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, Frankfurt Graduate School for Social Sciences and Humanities, awarded Graduate fellowship for completing doctoral studies – May 2008 to March 2009, awarded Graduate Fellowship “Frankfurt – Doctoral Grant” – May 2006 – May 2008
  • University of Leiden, IIAS, Erasmus/Socrates Intensive Program “Social and Cultural Change in Southeast Asia, focusing on Indonesia”, May, 21 2006 to Jun, 3 2006
  • Hindu University of Indonesia, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) awarded research grant for completing Master thesis, December 2003 – April 2004
  • Dharmasiswa Fellowship, Language Faculty, Eleven March University, Surakarta, Central Java, Indonesia (Department of Education and Culture, Indonesia) – February 1998 – August 1998

 Training and Courses (complimentary education)

  • Interview training for specialists and executives (Interviewtraining für Fach- und Führungskräfte mit), Peace Research Institute, Frankfurt a.M, Monika Weiß, October 29, 2010
  • MAXQDA (MAXQDA), Workshop Frankfurt Graduate School, Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, Dr. phil. Thorsten Dresing, December 8, 2009
  • Qualitative Interviews (Qualitative interviews), Workshop Frankfurt Graduate School, Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, Prof. Dr. Cornelia Helfferich, October 8 -9, 2009
  • Leadership skills for doctoral students (Führungskompetenz für Promovierende), Workshop Frankfurt Graduate School, Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, March 05-06, 2009
  • Writing Academic Articles in English, Workshop Frankfurt Graduate School, Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, Dr. Miriam Wallraven, 18.02. 2009 and12.03.2009
  • Final PhD -phase: Writing Workshop on Scientific processing (Redesign, reformulation …) and completion of doctoral thesis (Endphase Promotion: Schreibwerkstatt Wissenschaftliche Bearbeitung (Rekonzeption, Reformulierung …) und Fertigstellung der Promotion), Workshop Frankfurt Graduate School, Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, January 10-11, 2009
  • Generic Skills Training: From doctorate to executive positions; how to valorize your doctoral education, Workshop Frankfurt Graduate School, Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, Paule Biaudet, December17-18, 2008
  • Qualitative methodology as a “method of choice” (Qualitative Methode als „Methode der Wahl“) Workshop Frankfurt Graduate School, Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, Prof. Dr. Ingrid Miethe, November 20-21, 2008
  • Marie Curie Fellowships in the Seventh Framework Program for research and technological development (FP7), Workshop Frankfurt Graduate School, Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, November 30-31, 2008

Research Experience

  • Fieldwork PRIF research project on “Genesis, Structure and Functioning of systems of violent social control: An inter- and intra-regional comparison between various regions in Indonesia and the Philippines”, December 2010-March 2012 (Denpasar, Jakarta, Serang, Palangkaraya)
  • Application and admission of research permit, PRIF research project on “Genesis, Structure and Functioning of systems of violent social control: An inter- and intra-regional comparison between various regions in Indonesia and the Philippines”, February 2011 and July – Augustus 2011 (including three presentation at the Indonesian Ministry of Research and Technology)
  • Preparatory fieldwork PRIF research project on “Genesis, Structure and Functioning of systems of violent social control: An inter- and intra-regional comparison between various regions in Indonesia and the Philippines”, Denpasar, Jakarta, Serang, May 2009 – August 2009
  • PhD. Field Research (Third step), Validation of Field work at the research sites in Denpasar and Jakarta, cultural and academic activities at the research sites, March – April 2008
  • PhD. Field Research (Second step) at three research sites in Denpasar, Bali (Hindu State Institute, Dwijendra Foundation, Hindu University of Indonesia) and in Jakarta (Ministry of Religious Affairs, Directorate General for the Guidance of the Hindu Community), cultural and academic activities at the research sites with Prof. Weber, conducting of 20 interviews, participating in 6 workshops organized by the Ministry of Religious Affairs, Directorate General for the Guidance of the Hindu Community, participation in the Hindu Council of Indonesia’s annual assembly, February 2007 to January 2008
  • Applying for the research permit to conduct field work at The Indonesian Institute for Sciences (LIPI) in Jakarta, November 2006
  • PhD. Field Research (First step) at three research sites in Denpasar, Bali (Hindu State Institute, Dwijendra Foundation, Hindu University of Indonesia) and in Jakarta (Ministry of Religious Affairs, Directorate General for the Guidance of the Hindu Congregation), conducting of four biographic interviews, Jul-Aug, 2006
  • Preliminary field work for PhD. Project, “limitation to the research field”, Hindu University of Indonesia, Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia, June-September 2005
  • Preparation for translator examination, Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia, December 2004 – April 2005
  • MA thesis research on punctual Balinese ritual “Pemarisudha Karipu Baya”, Hindu University of Indonesia, Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia, academic activities with Edmund Weber, December 2003 – April 2004
  • Study trip to Bali, Indonesia with Edmund Weber, academic activities at Hindu University of Indonesia, Memorandum of Understanding between Goethe University Frankfurt and Hindu University of Indonesia, February-April 2003
  • Study trip to Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur, Penang) Singapore, Thailand (South-North), February-April 2002
  • Study trip to Central Java and Bali, Indonesia, February-April 2000

Publications:

  • Landmann, Alexandra (forthcoming Nov 2013),  “Is there a Malayo-Polynesian legal circle?”, Nalanda-Sriwijiya Working papers, ISEAS
  • Landmann, Alexandra (forthcoming 2013) “Endangered Guardians of the Sacred Forest: the Kanekes Community in South-Banten, Indonesia”, IIAS Newsletter
  • Landmann, Alexandra, May 2013 “Approach on Studying Religion”, Journal of Religious Culture 177, Frankfurt
  • Fathurrohman, Ferry and Landmann, Alexandra, (forthcoming Sep 2013), Human and Socio-environmental Studies, Kanazawa University, Japan, 24/2 (Sep 2013), “Ancestral Tradition, Social Control, and Sentencing in South Banten: ‘1001 Rules of the Wiwitan Polity, Part II
  • Fathurrohman, Ferry and Landmann, Alexandra, Human and Socio-environmental Studies, Kanazawa University, Japan, 24/2 (Sep 2012),  “Ancestral Tradition, Social Control, and Sentencing in South Banten: ‘1001 Rules of the Wiwitan Polity”, Part I
  • Hindu Class and Hindu Education System in Bali: Emergence, Organization, and Conception in the Context of Indonesian Educational and Religious policies” (PhD Thesis) ; Juli 2012
  • „Every man has a religion“, in:  Federlin et al. Was Ist Religion? Beiträge Zur Religionsforschung: Edmund Weber zum 70. Geburtstag. 2011. Frankfurt: Peter Lang. pp 71-97
  • Asien, Juli 2007 104, Book review: Johannes Herrmann: Unter dem Schatten von Garudas Schwingen. Chancen und Probleme nationaler Integration in Indonesien, p 186
  • Paideuma, 52, 2006: Book review: Hinduism in Indonesia, 2004, Martin Ramstedt

Conference Presentations / Papers

  • Lecture “From the Past-Past to the Present: Baduy Social control”, Nalanda-Sriwijiya Center, ISEAS, Singapore, 30.07.2013
  • Presentation “New strategic culture for peace and a green world”, THE YOUNG LEADERS’ DIALOGUE AND CULTURAL ART PERFORMANCE, National Museum, Jakarta, 5 May 2013
  • Lecture “Approach on the study of Hinduism”, Center for Religious and Crosscultural StudiesGadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta, 6 .04.2013
  • Presentation “Kearifan Malayo-Polynesia Urang Kanekes dalam Konteks Kebijakan PBB/UNESCO/REDD: Pendidikan, Pembangunan Berkelanjutan dan Kenekaragaman Hayati (Malayo-Polynesian Wisdom of the Kanekes people in the context of UN/UNESCO/REDD Policies: Education, sustainable development and biodiversity)” Keynote Speaker, Laboratorium Bantenologi, State Institut for Islam Sutan Maulana Hasanudin, Serang, Banten, Indonesia, 10.12.2012
  • Presentation “Kearifan Malayo-Polynesia Urang Kanekes dalam Konteks Kebijakan PBB/UNESCO/REDD: Pendidikan, Pembangunan Berkelanjutan dan Kenekaragaman Hayati (Malayo-Polynesian Wisdom of the Kanekes people in the context of UN/UNESCO/REDD Policies: Education, sustainable development and biodiversity)” Keynote Speaker, International Seminar of Public Administration Laboratory,  Theme: Bureaucrateic Reform in Local Politics, Faculty of Sociel Science and Politics, University Sultan Ageng Tirtayasa (UnTIRTA), Serang, Banten, 07.12. 2012
  • Presentation on “Hindu Dharma Indonesia: From legal acknowledgment to formal Hindu education”, International Conference Bali in Global Asia: Between Modernization and Heritage Formation, UNUD/IIAS/KITLV, Denpasar 16-18 July 2012
  • Presentation on “The necessity to establish a written and audio-visual anthropology of law on a “Malayo-Polynesian law circle”, INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MALAY-POLYNESIAN ANCESTRAL NATIONS: “REESTABLISHING AND REVITALIZING MELAYU-POLYNESIAN CULTURAL COMMON GROUNDS AND GLOBAL RELATIONSHIPS” Seremban, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia: 5-6 July 2012
  • Presentation on “Hindu Dharma Education in Indonesia” at the 22nd Conference of the International Association of Historians of Asia (IAHA), Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Indonesia/Directorate of Historical Geography/AIPI/HOMSEA; Surakarta, Central Java, July 02-05, 2012
  • Presentation on “Restorative Justice A la Baduy”, 8th Conference of the Indonesian Association of Oral Traditions, Association of Oral Traditions and Tandjung Pinang Municipality, Tanjung Pinang, Bintan, Riau, Indonesia, 23-26.05.2012
  • Presentation on Traditional Law of the Baduy Wiwitan Polity, Southeast Asia Update 3, Van Vollenhoven Insitute, Leiden, 24. Juni 2011
  • Paper on “Adat Law in Indonesia”, Open Seminar on “Legal Plurality as a Grace” (Kemajemukan Hukum Sebagai Rahmat) organized by Ferry Fathurokman, Firman Venayaksa and Alexandra Landmann at House of the Worlds (Rumah Dunia), Serang, 04. Februar 2011
  • Presentation on “Hindu Dharma Indonesia: A tailored religion” at the 21st Conference of theInternational Association of Historians of Asia (IAHA), Asian Research Institute; National University of Singapore; Singapore, June 22-25, 2010
  • Presentation on „Qual der Wahl: Religionsfreiheit in Indonesien“ (Tough choice : religious freedom in Indonesia), Department of Cultural, Faculty of Southeast Asian Studies, 26.01.2010, Goethe University Frankfurt a. M.
  • Presentation on „Die Bomben-Rede Praesident Yudhoyonos“ (The „bom adress“ of President Yudhoyono) in 2009, held at the public discussion on “Superwahljahr 2009“ (super election year 2009) at the Conference of the PhD. Candidates Network on Indonesia (Tagung des Doktorandennetzwerkes Indonesien), Faculty of Ethnology, Excellence Cluster “Normative Orders” Goethe University Frankfurt a. M., October 23, 2009
  • Paper on „Der hinduistischen Religionsunterricht in IndonesienEntstehung, Konzeption und Organisation im Kontext der Bildungs- und Religionspolitik“ (Hindu religious education: emergence, conception and organization in the context of Indoensian educational and religious policies), German Association for Asian Studies, DGA junior researcher’ group on Asian Studies (Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Asienkunde – DGA Nachwuchsgruppe Asienforschung), , Schloss Buchenau, December 8-10, 2006

 Memberships

  • Co-Editor Journal of Religious Culture, Goethe University Frankfurt, Institute of Irenics
  • Member of the Institute of Irenics, Frankfurt
  • Member of the Institute of East Asian Studies, Goethe University, Frankfurt
  • Founding Member of the Secretariat of Malayo-Polynesian Nations, Malaysia
  • Advisor to the Royal Palace, Kesiman, Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia
  • Advisor Peace Building Institute, Jakarta, Indonesia

Competencies & Interests

Linguistic proficiency

Language Converse Write Read Experience
German 1 1 1 Mothertongue
English 1 1 1 Since 7th grade
Indonesian 1 1 1 Since 1995, certificate
Malaysian 3 2 2 5 Month
Dutch 3 3 3 qualification
Latin - 1 2 qualification

Computer Literacy: MS Office, MAXQDA, Adobe Photoshop, SPSS, EDIUS 6.5 (editing)

Reiki: Personal Master 3Gayatri InitiationMeditation

Social sciences and humanities:

  • Area Studies/Malayo-Polynesian Studies: Settlement History of Southeast Asia (out of Africa to 18th century), Malayo-Polynesian concepts of sustainability
  • History (pre-history to now) and structure of the Indonesian Religious Field (Animism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, Christianity)
  • Indonesia: prehistory to contemporary politics, Mandala policies, Indonesian Islam and Politics, Indonesian Religious and Educational Policies 1945-2008
  • Legal Anthropology: Malayo-Poynesian legal systems, historical and contemporary legal pluralism in Indonesia, history and contemporaneous mechanism of Adat Law (Bali, Dayak, Baduy)
  • Religious Studies (history, sociology and ethnology of religion): Hinduism/Buddhism in India and Southeast Asia, Hindu and Buddhist kingdoms, kings, saints and interaction

 Visual Anthropology and Photography:

Indonesian Hindu Arts Festival (Festival Kesenian Budaya Hindu Indonesia), Yogyakarta, 24-28.09.2012, Director of Documentary :

Bhinneka Tunggal Ika


 

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  • Tom Church

    I am a public school English teacher near Philadelphia, PA. I teach a course called World Studies, and the curriculum includes Hinduism. I am planning to travel to Bali in Sept.-Oct. 2014 and plan to study Hinduism. Please let me know if you have any suggestions for me, i.e., where and how to study Hinduism in Bali.

    Thanks,
    Tom