Dr Annie Pohlman

ARC DECRA Research Fellow

School of Languages and Cultures
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
a.pohlman@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 56786

Overview

Annie Pohlman is Senior Lecturer in Indonesian Studies at The School of Languages and Cultures, St Lucia campus, UQ. Her research interests include Indonesian history and politics, comparative genocide studies, torture, gendered experiences of violence, and testimony studies. She also works with human rights NGOs in Indonesia on the documentation of human rights abuses.

Research Interests

  • Indonesian politics
  • Indonesian Studies
  • Genocide
  • Indonesian history
  • Torture
  • Sexual Violence

Research Impacts

Indonesia faces the critical challenge of how to deal with its entrenched culture of impunity for past--and ongoing--mass atrocities and other gross human rights violations. The impact of Pohlman's research relates to her investigation and documentation of gross violations in the Indonesian past, and their ongoing legacies.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Arts, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours Class 1), The University of Queensland

Publications

  • Melvin, Jess and Pohlman, Annie (2018). A case for genocide: Indonesia, 1965-1966. In Katharine McGregor, Jess Melvin and Annie Pohlman (Ed.), The Indonesian genocide of 1965: causes, dynamics and legacies (pp. 27-46) Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-71455-4_2

  • Evanty, Nukila and Pohlman, Annie (2018). After 1965: legal matters for justice?. In Katharine McGregor, Jess Melvin and Annie Pohlman (Ed.), The Indonesian genocide of 1965: causes, dynamics and legacies (pp. 311-334) Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-71455-4_16

  • McGregor, Katharine, Melvin, Jess and Pohlman, Annie (2018). New interpretations of the causes, dynamics and legacies of the Indonesian genocide. In Katharine McGregor, Jess Melvin and Annie Pohlman (Ed.), The Indonesian genocide of 1965: causes, dynamics and legacies (pp. 1-26) Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-71455-4_1

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Available Projects

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Publications

Book

Book Chapter

  • Melvin, Jess and Pohlman, Annie (2018). A case for genocide: Indonesia, 1965-1966. In Katharine McGregor, Jess Melvin and Annie Pohlman (Ed.), The Indonesian genocide of 1965: causes, dynamics and legacies (pp. 27-46) Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-71455-4_2

  • Evanty, Nukila and Pohlman, Annie (2018). After 1965: legal matters for justice?. In Katharine McGregor, Jess Melvin and Annie Pohlman (Ed.), The Indonesian genocide of 1965: causes, dynamics and legacies (pp. 311-334) Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-71455-4_16

  • McGregor, Katharine, Melvin, Jess and Pohlman, Annie (2018). New interpretations of the causes, dynamics and legacies of the Indonesian genocide. In Katharine McGregor, Jess Melvin and Annie Pohlman (Ed.), The Indonesian genocide of 1965: causes, dynamics and legacies (pp. 1-26) Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-71455-4_1

  • Pohlman, Annie (2018). Two women's testimonies of sexual violence during the 1965-1966 Indonesian massacres. In Katharine McGregor, Jess Melvin and Annie Pohlman (Ed.), The Indonesian genocide of 1965: causes, dynamics and legacies (pp. 115-132) Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-71455-4_6

  • Pohlman, Annie (2017). Finding a way: women's stories of daily survival after the 1965 killings in Indonesia. In Nikki Marczak and Kirril Shields (Ed.), Genocide perspectives V: a global crime, Australian voices (pp. 131-145) Sydney: University of Technology, Sydney, ePress. doi:10.5130/978-0-9945039-7-8

  • Pohlman, Annie (2016). Indonesia and the UN Genocide Convention: the empty promises of human rights ritualism. In Deborah Mayersen (Ed.), The United Nations and genocide (pp. 123-145) London, United Kingdom: Palgrave Macmillan.

  • Pohlman, Annie (2016). Sexualised bodies, public mutilation and torture at the beginning of Indonesia's New Order Regime (1965-1966). In Victoria Sanford, Katerina Stefatos and Cecilia M. Salvi (Ed.), Gender violence in peace and war: states of complicity (pp. 116-129) New Brunswick, NJ, United States: Rutgers University Press.

  • Pohlman, Annie (2013). An ongoing legacy of atrocity: torture and the Indonesian state. In Deborah Mayersen and Annie Pohlman (Ed.), Genocide and Mass Atrocities in Asia: Legacies and Prevention (pp. 35-52) Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom: Routledge.

  • Mayersen, Deborah and Pohlman, Annie (2013). Conclusion. In Genocide and Mass Atrocities in Asia: Legacies and Prevention (pp. 197-199) Abingdon, Oxon United Kingdom: Taylor and Francis. doi:10.4324/9780203380857

  • Mayersen, Deborah and Pohlman, Annie (2013). Introduction. In Deborah Mayersen and Annie Pohlman (Ed.), Genocide and Mass Atrocities in Asia: Legacies and Prevention (pp. 1-31) Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon, UK: Routledge.

  • Pohlman, Annie (2012). Spectacular atrocities: Making enemies during the 1965-1966 massacres in Indonesia. In Philip G. Dwyer and Lyndall Ryan (Ed.), Theatres of violence: Massacre, mass killing and atrocity in history (pp. 199-212) New York, NY, United States: Berghahn Books.

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PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

Completed Supervision

Possible Research Projects

Note for students: The possible research projects listed on this page may not be comprehensive or up to date. Always feel free to contact the staff for more information, and also with your own research ideas.