Kari Telle "Vigilant citizens and 'do-it-yourself' security in Indonesia"
Departmental Seminar Series features Kari Telle, Senior Researcher in the Centre on Law and Social Transformation, Chr. Michelsen Institute in Bergen.
The seminar is followed by informal gathering, at which refreshments are served. All are welcome!
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Senior Researcher Kari Telle is a social anthropologist with long-term research experience in Indonesia since 1994, spanning various aspects of religion, secularism, blasphemy trials, legal pluralism, violence, vigilantism, social inequality, and human rights. Telle has published widely on these issues.
Since 2008 Kari Telle has been principal Investigator on three projects funded by the Research Council of Norway:
“De-Naturalizing Difference: Challenging the production of global social inequality” in which Telle was coordinator, explores the intersection between inequality and difference through a focus on processes of naturalizing in a changing world.
“Regulating Religion: Secularism and Religious Freedom in the Global Era”. The aim of this multidisciplinary project is to provide new and critical understandings of the dilemmas involved in both protecting and enforcing "religious freedom".
“Searching for Security: Religious Mobilization and the Politics of Insecurity in Indonesia”, aims to advance knowledge of the structural conditions (local, national, global) which have lead religious actors and movements to assume classical functions of statecraft, thereby challenging the state's monopoly on the legitimate deployment of violence.