Hosted and produced by Emir Syailendra, Southeast Asianists: Scholarly Profiles interview scholars and intellectual policymakers who have spent numerous years working and contributing to our understanding of Southeast Asia as a region.

Emir is a PhD Candidate at the Strategic and Defence Study Center at the Australian National University. Emir is inherently curious about the process that drives scholars to produce their groundbreaking works. In this series, he asks insightful questions to understand better what drives the Southeast Asianists into the field, their interactions with their environment as they conduct fieldwork, their writing process, their struggles, and what thoughts often keep them from sleeping at night when thinking about the region.

Through this series, we aim to educate other emerging Southeast Asianists by offering rare insights into how established scholars approach their works. Subscribe to the channel for the next episodes.