We talk with Dr. Sophie Chao from the University of Sydney's Department of Anthropology to talk about the evolution of indigenous resistance within Indonesia. What has made indigenous resistance in this region more effective than in many other places in the world, and what can we learn from it elsewhere? Further, how is food used as a tool for colonialism-- what Dr. Chao describes as gastrocolonialism.

Dr. Sophie Chao's research investigates the intersections of capitalism, ecology, Indigeneity, health, and justice in the Pacific region. Sophie Chao previously worked for Indigenous rights organization Forest Peoples Programme in Indonesia. Her current DECRA project explores the diverse perceptions, practices, and knowledges surrounding human-kangaroo relations in Australia. For more information, please visit www.morethanhumanworlds.com.

 

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