Alberto G. Gomes

Alberto G. Gomes

Position: Visiting Professor for Ph.D Indigenous Studies
Categories: Visiting Professors for PhD Indigenous Studies
Visiting Professor (Sem 1, AY 2022-2023)
PhD in Indigenous Studies
La Trobe University

Academic Background

Ph.D in Anthropology, The Australian National University, 1987.
Thesis Title: Looking for Money: Simple Commodity Production in the Economy of the Tapah Semai of Malaysia.

M.A. in Anthropology and Sociology, University of Malaya, 1979.
Thesis Title: Ecological Adaptation and Population Change: A Comparative Study of Semang Foragers and Temuan Horticulturalists.

B.A. (Hons) in Anthropology and Sociology, University of Malaya (Malaysia), 1977.

Recent Publications

‘Learning from Indigenous Communities’. In Vedabhyas Kundu (ed.) Conversations on Peace and Nonviolence: Drawing Connections with 16 Global Experts. Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti, New Delhi, India, 2021.

‘Lessons from the margin: Indigenous peace ecology’. Organicom Vol. 15, no. 28 (2021): 149-166.

‘Semai ecological epistemologies: Lessons for a sustainable future’. In Kirk Endicott (ed.) Malaysia’s “Original People”: Past, Present and Future of the Orang Asli. Singapore University Press, 2015.

‘Marginalisation of the Orang Asli of Peninsular Malaysia’. In Meredith Weiss (ed.) Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Malaysia. Routledge, 2015.

‘The Impact of Environmental Changes on Forest Peoples of Southeast Asia in the Twentieth Century. In Tim Harper and Sunil Amrith (eds.) Histories of Health in Southeast Asia: Perspectives on the Long Twentieth. Indiana University Press, 2014.

‘Anthropology and the Politics of Indigeneity’, Anthropological Forum, Vol. 23, No. 1 (2013): 5-15.

‘Managing Cultural Diversity and Conflict: A Case Study on Malaysia’, In J. Camilleri and Schottmann (eds.) Culture, Religion and Conflict in Muslim Southeast Asia. Routledge, 2013.

‘Alter-native Development: Indigenous Forms of Social Ecology’, Third World Quarterly, Vol. 33, No. 6 (2012): 1059-1073.

‘Give or Take: A Comparative Analysis of Demand Sharing among the Menraq and Semai of Malaysia’ In Yasmine Musharbash & Marcus Barber (eds.) Ethnography and the Production of Knowledge: Essays in Honour of Nicolas Perterson. Canberra: ANU EPress, 2011.