About

SecurEthnography is a web-based platform of ethnographic documentation, discussions, and updates from the fieldwork activities conducted by Karim as part of my Ph.D. trajectory plan, covering dynamic issues and empirical cases of security provision by non-state security groups in Yogyakarta and Surabaya, Indonesia.

The SecurEthnography logo shares an idea of both physical dimension of Banser-paramilitary pattern (the uniform, the structure, and the approach), and spiritual nature of Maiyah-enlightenment (the idea, the spirit, and the networks) that shape local security configuration in contemporary Indonesian society.

E-letter can simply be interpreted and translated into a notion of ENERGY to empower, enlighten, and educate people through different means of security provision.

The Ph.D program at the Department of Anthropology, Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (AISSR) the University of Amsterdam, Netherlands, is fully funded by LPDP (Indonesia Endowment Fund for Education), Batch 2016/PK-66. (https://www.lpdp.kemenkeu.go.id/).