Ari J. Adipurwawidjana

Indonesia

Ari J. Adipurwawidjana teaches and carries out studies on literatures in English, critical theory, and theater at Universitas Padjadjaran. He had also taught academic writing, English literature, and American literature at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette as an adjunct instructor between 2007 and 2009. He has been formally trained in the field of literary studies at the University of Kentucky, Lexington; the University of Louisiana at Lafayette; and at Universitas Padjadjaran up to the doctoral level.

He is interested in and focuses his academic attention on turn-of-the-century texts and their distribution through the publishing industry in the postcolonial framework, looking at how text production, technology, and global economy intertwine. Such studies direct his attention to raced, gendered, and classed bodies which has also caused his interest in the idea of practice-as-research in the context of theater and performance theory. They have also prompted him to engage in studies which views hybridity and cross-cultural exchange as an alternative to North/South, West/East, global/local polarizations.