Ann Kumar

Professor Ann Kumar

  • Post Nominals: FAHA
  • Fellow Type: Fellow
  • Elected to the Academy: 1992
  • Section(s): History, Asian Studies


Dr Kumar is a specialist on Indonesian historiography, politics and religion. Her current work includes the investigation of a possible pre-historic connection between Indonesia and Japan. She has a secondary research interest in philology and traditional Indonesian literature. She is Consultant Editor with the Lontar Foundation in Jakarta and is a reviewer for several international journals, including the Journal of Asian Studies, American Ethnologist, and the Journal of Southeast Asian Studies.

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