Dr. Yanuar Sumarlan


Dr. Yanuar Sumarlan

Lecturer: IHRP MA (International Program) & PhD (International Program)

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  • PhD in Social Science, Chiang Mai University, Thailand, 2008
  • MS in Social Development, Ateneo de Manila University, the Philippines, 1998
  • BA in Civil Law, Universitas Islam Indonesia, Indonesia, 1992


  • Military/conflict history
  • Ethnic group resistance
  • Southeast Asia historiography and politics
  • Asian law and economy
  • Statistics
  • Civil society


Lecturer, Institute of Human Rights and Peace Studies, Mahidol University (February 2011 – present)

Tutor for English Preparation, Rajapark College, Sakhon Nakhon (2009 – August 2010)

Researcher/Consultant, International Center for Research in Agroforestry, Bogor, Indonesia (Nov 2001-Feb 2002)

Forestry Campaigner, Greenpeace Southeast Asia, Bangkok (Dec 1998-Dec 2000)

Researcher/Analyst, ELSAM (Institute for Study and Advocacy for People, Jakarta Indonesia) (Sep 1998-Nov 1998)

Researcher, International Center for Research in Agroforestry, Bogor Indonesia (Aug 1998-Sep 1998)


Sumarlan, Y., 2004. “How Participatory is Thailand’s Forestry Policy” in Japan-based IGES (International

Global Environmental Strategy). Available through: http://pub.iges.or.jp/modules/envirolib/upload/616/attach/05Thailand.pdf or https://www.iges.or.jp/en/fc/pdf/report11/05Thailand.pdf

Sumarlan, Y., 2006. “Politics of the Subaltern: Tribal Peasant Resistance through Civil Society in West

Kalimantan, Indonesia.” Socio-Humanities Journal. Vol. 1 Number 2, 1.131 December. Available through: http://www.lemlit-unmul.net

Sumarlan, Y., 2008. “Regional Modernity: Story and Practice of Development in West Kalimantan,

Indonesia” Conference of “Southeast Asia Today: Development Paradigms, Reflexive Engagement.” 2-4 April. The Department of Sociology and Anthropology Ateneo de Manila University, 2-4 April, Manila: Ateneo de Manila.

Sumarlan, Y. (2011). People’s Cultural and Constitutional Claims to Forestry Resource in Thailand: Paving

the Way for a Human Rights-based Approach to Access to Justice. In J. Plantilla (ed.), The Changing Face of Asia: Stories and Opportunities of Human Rights-based Access to Justice, pp. 31-56. Manila: HRBA2J-Asia.

Sharom, A., Petcharamesree, S., and Sumarlan, Y. (eds.), 2011. Breaking the Silence. Bangkok: Scand-

Media Corp. Ltd.

Buzzi, C., Barredo, J.S, and Sumarlan, Y. (eds.), 2012. Thammasat Review Vol. 15, Special Issue, (2012)

Special issue on "Governance, Human Right & Development: Challenges for Southeast Asia and Beyond." Bangkok: Thammasat University. Available through: http://tujournals.tu.ac.th/thammasatreview/detailEN.aspx?BookID=15

Sumarlan, Y., 2012. “Colonial Sticky Legacies with Unjust and Insecure Entitlements to Land Rights in

Post-Colonial Societies: A Case Study of Deeply Etched Governmentality in Indonesian West Kalimantan Indigenous Village”, Humanitas Jurnal Kajian dan Pendidikan HAM, Vol. III, No. 1, June, pp. 90-111.

Sharom, A., et al. (eds.), 2013. Amplifying the Voices (Human Rights and Peace in Southeast Asia Series

3), Bangkok: Scand-Media Corp. Ltd.

Sharom, A., et al. (eds.), 2013. Defying the Impasse (Human Rights and Peace in Southeast Asia Series 2),

Bangkok: Scand-Media Corp. Ltd.

Christanti, I. and Sumarlan, Y. 2013. “Creating Peace through Peace Journalism as an Alternative New

Framing”, in Sharom, A., et al. (eds.), Defying the Impasse. Bangkok: Scand-Media Corp. Ltd, pp. 158-179.


  • GRHR 500: Philosophical, Social Scientific and Legal Concepts in Human Rights
  • CHHR 505: Research Methods in Human Rights
  • CHHR 616: Research Methods in Human Rights
  • HPHR 517: Human Rights of Marginalized Groups
  • HPHR 505: Research Methods in Human Rights