Associate Professor Anton Lucas

Academic Status

College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

place Law & Commerce
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Anton Lucas came to Flinders in 1981 to teach Indonesian with Dr Keith Foulcher, after a one year Postdoctoral Fellowship in the History Department at the University of Auckland. He worked in the Social Sciences Research Training Centre (PLPIIS) at Hasanuddin University, Makassar, South Sulawesi (1984-85), and& in the Inter-University Centre, Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta (1990-1992). Since 1999, he has worked with colleagues at Flinders and in other universities on three ARC funded projects in Indonesia, namely land, livelihood and the law, environment and common property resource use, and social capital, natural resoures and local governance. He was Director of the Flinders Asia Centre from 2004-2009. He has taught causes on environment and development in Asia, Indonesian culture and society, religion and social change in Indonesia and Indonesian musical cultures and identities.

Bachelor of Ag.Ec.(UNE, 1968); MA Asian Studies (Hawaii, 1972); PhD (ANU 1981)
Key responsibilities

Head, Department of Asian Studie (2002-2003); Director Flinders Asia Centre (2004-2009)

Teaching interests
Environment and development in Asia, religion and social change in Indonesia, Indonesian culture and society, Indonesian musical cultures and identities