Darmanto, Ph.D.

  • Environmentální historie a governmentalita v jihovýchodní Asii
  • Jídlo v indo-pacifickém regionu
  • Domorodost a etnicita v Indonésii
  • Politická ekologie globálního Jihu



  • Ph.D. (2020)—The Institute of Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology (Faculty of Social and Behavioral Science, Leiden University, the Netherlands): disertace: Good to produce, good to share: Food, hunger, and social value (s) in a Contemporary Mentawai Society.
  • M.Phil. (2016)—The Department of Asian Studies (Faculty or Arts and Social Science, Murdoch University, Australia)—diplomová práce: maintaining fluidity, demanding clarity: Contemporary Indigenous land relations on Siberut Island, Indonesia.
  • B.Sc. (2005)—Faculty of Biology, Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta — bakalářská práce: Ecological Study of Mentawaian Shifting Cultivation on Siberut Island, West Sumatra, Indonesia.



  • Od 2022. Výzkumný pracovník, Orientální ústav AV ČR
  • 2020. Lecturer—Sociology and Development of Change, Wageningen University and Research. Course: Ethnography and qualitative methodology in social science
  • 2016. Teaching assistant—The Institute of Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology Leiden University. Course: Environment and Development in South-east Asia.
  • 2014. Teaching assistant-- The Department of Asian Studies, Murdoch University, Australia. Course: Ecology and Society in Asia.



Specialista na environmentální antropologii, Sumatra Orangutans Society (od 2021)



  • od 2019—European Association of Southeast Asian Studies (EUROSEAS)
  • od 2021—American Anthropological Association (AAA)
  • od 2020—Australian Anthropological Society (AAS)
  • od 2016—Asian Studies Association of Australian (ASAA)



  • 2022. The 2012th European Association of South-east Asian Studies (EUROSEAS), Paris, 27 June-1 July. Co-chair of Panel, Disaster and Dispossession in South-east Asia and beyond. Co-presenting paper: The bad, the ugly and the worst disaster on Mentawai Island.
  • 2022. The 2012th European Association of South-east Asian Studies (EUROSEAS), Paris, 27 June-1 July. Paper presented: Renegotiating extractive cosmology: Mentawaian animism, logging operation and the politic of redistribution on Siberut Island, Indonesia
  • 2022. International Conference “Aquatic Powers: Divine Animals of the Asia-Pacific”, University of Oslo, June 1-3. Paper presented “Watching from Deep Water: Crocodiles, Social Order, and Environmental Transformation on Siberut Island”.
  • 2021. The 11th European Association of South-east Asian Studies (EUROSEAS). Olomouc, September, 7-9. Paper presented: Conflicted and Contradictory Resources Governance in the Making of an Indonesia Frontier.
  • 2021. The Royal Antropological Institute, “Anthropology and Conservation Virtual Conference, 15-29 October. Paper presented: Transforming Forest, Producing Humans: Why the Indigenous Mentawaians Have Resisted Protected Area.
  • 2021. The 11th European Association of South-east Asian Studies (EUROSEAS). Olomouc, September, 7-9. Paper presented: Resisting the Oil Palm: Why Siberut has not been turned into an oil palm plantation.
  • 2021. The 2nd AIFIS conference on Indonesia Studies, Jakarta and Michigan, 16-20 June. The Chair of panel “Food, Foodways and the Culture of Relatedness in Indonesia”. Paper presented “Pig haters and pig lovers: Food and social difference among Mentawians and Minangkabau people.
  • 2019. The 10th European Association of South-east Asian Studies (EUROSEAS). Berlin, Germany, September, 11-13. Panel: Grounding “Alternative Ontologies”: Towards a Political Ecology of Animism. Paper presented ‘Egalitarian Turn: Animism, Extraction and Politic Ecology of Siberut Island Rain Forest, West Sumatra’.
  • 2019. The 11 International Convention of Asian Scholars (ICAS). Leiden, July, 15-19. Paper presented, ‘Good to Produce: Food and the Construction of Persons among the Mentawaians in Siberut Island, West Sumatra.’
  • 2019. The 8th Nordic Geographers Meeting (NGM). Trondheim, Norway, 16-19, June. Paper presented ‘Cultivating Forest, Producing Food and the Practices of Sustainability in Siberut Island, West Sumatra.’
  • 2016. The Southeast Asian Study Symposium “Human and Environmental Welfare in Southeast Asian”. Oxford, April, 13-16. Paper presented, ‘Maintaining Fluidity, Demanding Clarity: The Politic of Indigenous Land in Siberut Island, West Sumatra.’
  • 2015. The 9th International Convention of Asian Scholars (ICAS). Adelaide, July 5-9. Paper presented, ‘Indigenous Land Politic in Siberut Island, West Sumatra'.
  • 2013. People's Movement against Neocolonialism and Imperialism, Social Movements for Alternative Asia Conference “The time is now for economic justice—End WTO week of action”. Bali, December, 1-6. Participant and volunteer.
  • 2010. The CHATSEA conference “Agrarian Transition in Indonesia: Reformulating a Relevant Question and Its Answer”. Yogyakarta, June, 9-11. Paper presented, ‘Tuan Takur and Tuan Tekor in Siberut’s Cacao Boom and Bust’.



  • November 2021-April 2022. Young People and Just Transition in Southeast Asia Forest Scape British Academy and Australian National University (Euro 12,000)
  • 2016-2020. Research on Food and Water in Asia and Africa, PhD Research Grant (Euro 80,000), Louwes Fund, The Netherlands
  • 2015. Travel research grant, Australia Award Scholarship AUS 6,200