Smith, W. Glenn

Centre Asie du Sud-Est (CASE), Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), Paris, France

I have worked on various research projects in addition to pursuing a longitudinal doctoral study of a rural Madurese community spanning the years 1985-2009. In 1991-1992, I worked on a Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique – French Overseas Development Agency (CNRS-ORSTOM) study of spontaneous migration in South Sumatra funded by the World Bank. 1995-1996, I did grant research for the Fondation Fyssen on the cognitive anthropology of decision making in the Madurese community.

From 2001 to 2005, I was involved as Senior Advisor to the CNRS – Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) programme Social Sciences for the Study of Conflict in Indonesia on increasing research capacity to deal with a number of intercommunal conflicts facing the country (see Between 2005 and 2009, I worked on several United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) projects with the Indonesian Ministry of Planning (Bappenas) to promote conflict sensitivity in development planning and post-conflict recovery, and from 2007 to 2009, led the UNDP team responsible for peacebuilding in Aceh following the peace accord between the Government of Indonesia and the Free Aceh Movement (GAM).

Over the years, I have published on Madurese society, ecological anthropology, migration and conflict, as well as theoretical and methodological issues.

Research Interests: 
ecological anthropology, resource control, conflict, migration and displacement, demography, households