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Kirsten E. Schulze

SchultzKirstenDr. Kirsten E. Schulze is Head of the East Asia Programme at LSE IDEAS and Senior Lecturer in the Department of International History at LSE.  She received her D.Phil. and M.Phil at St. Antony’s College, Oxford and has been Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies in Jakarta, most recently in 2010.


Research Interests

Dr. Schulze has published widely on Southeast Asia and the Middle East, and speaks Indonesian, Arabic, Hebrew, Russian, German, and French.  Her current research concentrates on Indonesia, with particular emphasis on:

  • Islamist movements in Indonesia.
  • Counter-terrorism and deradicalisation in Indonesia.
  • Insurgency and counter-insurgency strategies in Indonesia.
  • Security sector reform in Indonesia.
  • Ethnic conflict and conflict regulation in Southeast Asia.
  • Nationalism, identity-formation, collective memory, and historical narrative.


Selected Publications

Tolerance on Trial: Democracy and Conflict in Indonesia with Theodor Hanf , Nomos (2013).

The Jews of Lebanon: Between Coexistence and Conflict, Second and Expanded Edition, Brighton: Sussex Academic Press, ISBN 978-1-84519-057-6 (2008).

An International History of the 20th Century, Second and Expanded Edition, with Antony Best, Jussi Hanhimaki, and Joe Maiolo, Routledge, London, ISBN 978-0-415-43895-7 (2008).

The Free Aceh Movement (GAM): Anatomy of a Separatist Organisation, East-West Center, Washington DC, ISBN 1-932728-02-3 (2004).