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Sandra Hamid


Sandra Hamid, Indonesia, formerly served as The Asia Foundation’s country representative in Indonesia. Sandra is a cultural anthropologist and development specialist with strong interests in political participation, civil society, social inclusion, religious freedom, and pluralism. She studied at Universitas Indonesia and later received a Fulbright scholarship to pursue a master’s degree at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where later she received her doctorate in anthropology. Dr. Hamid was a fellow for the Center for Indonesian Law and Islam and Society at the University of Melbourne; and a Draper Hills Summer Fellow on Democracy and Development at Stanford University. As a John R. Heath Visiting Professor at Grinnell College, she has taught the nexus of anthropology and development. Dr. Hamid has extensive political experience, having served in one of the first political parties formed immediately after Suharto’s resignation.