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Jakarta Post

Book worm: Melani Budianta: A reader of feminist literature works

  • Jawahir Gustav Rizal

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, August 28 2017   /  12:40 am

JP/Jawahir Gustav RizalMelani Budianta teaches gender studies, post-colonialism, comparative literature and cultural studies at the University of Indonesia’s (UI) School of Literature.As a feminist and an academic, Melani is very active in the local and international scene of both fields.Her works are mainly about gender, literature and cultural identity, and have been published in various journals, such as the Review of Indonesian and Malaysian Affairs; Nivedini: Journal of Gender Studies; Self and Subject in Motion — Southeast Asian and Pacific Cosmopolitans; and Clearing a Space: Post-coloniality and Indonesian Literature.In Indonesia, Melani is known as one of the initiators of Suara Ibu Peduli (Mothers’ Voices), a group of women who played a significant role in Indonesia’s Reformation era with their “Milk Politics,” which addressed the severe impact o...