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ROBERT W. HEFNER

rhefner@bu.edu

Professor of Anthropology, Boston University, 232 Bay State Road, Boston, MA 02215 and Professor of Global Studies, Pardee School for Global Studies. (617) 353-2194; fax: (617) 353-2610.

Senior Research Associate, Institute on Culture, Religion, and World Affairs (CURA), Boston University; 10 Lenox Street, Brookline, MA 02146. (617) 353-9050; fax: (617) 353-6408.

RESEARCH PROGRAMS & PROJECTS DIRECTED


2015-2017. Co-Director, with Dr. Zainal Abidin Bagir (Director, Center for Religious and Cultural Studies, Gadjah Mada University), “Scaling-up Pluralism: Local-National Collaborations for Pluralist Co-Existence in Contemporary Indonesia.” In collaboration with Dr. Scott Appleby and the “Contending Modernities” project at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, Notre Dame University.

2014-2016. “Religion, Policy, and Social Transformation in Southeast Asia.” Grant No. 55202472 / OSP 9550301333. The Luce Foundation, New York, in Collaboration with the Institute on Cross-Cultural and Religious Research (ICRS), Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

2013-2016. “Global Migration and the New Cosmopolitanism: Religion, Public Ethics, and Citizenship in Plural Societies.” A comparative study of migration, religious diversity, and the changing discourses and practice of citizenship in Paris, Amsterdam, Montreal, Boston, and Los Angeles, with special attention to Muslim, Catholic, and secularist engagements with and debates over the new ethico-religious plurality. In collaboration with Dr. Scott Appleby and the “Contending Modernities” project at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, Notre Dame University.

2013. Co-Director, with Dr. Zainal Abidin Bagir, Gadjah Mada University, Project on “Christianity and Religious Freedom in Indonesia.” For the Religious Freedom Project, Thomas F. Farr, Director; the Berkley Center, Georgetown University.

2010-2013. Co-Director, with Adam Seligman, “Religion, Conflict, and Civic Education in Multicultural Societies: Programs on and for Religious Pluralism, Public Policy, and Citizen Learning.” The Luce Foundation, Program in Religion.

2010-2012. Co-Director, with Peter L. Berger, “Evangelicalism and Pentecostalism in the Second Generation: Implications for Democracy, Civic Education, and Economic Morality.” Institute on Culture, Religion, and World Affairs, Boston University.

2009-2010. “Inter-religious Violence, Civic Peace, and Citizenship: Christians and Muslims in Indonesia’s Moluccan Islands.” Doctoral Dissertation Research Award, National Science Foundation. Co-PI Sumanto Qurtuby.

2008-2011. Director, Project on “Shari`a Politics: The Cultures and Politics of Movements for the Implementation of Islamic Law.” Smith Richardson Foundation. A three-year project examining the ideals and practices of modern shari`a movements in eight Muslim-majority countries, and their implications for gender relations, citizenship, and social pluralism.

2004-2007. Director, “Southeast Asia Education Survey,” National Bureau of Asian Research, Seattle, Washington. A three year project examining cultural transmission and citizenship learning in Muslim schools in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia, and the Philippines.

2006-7. Co-Director, with Dr. Jamhari, “Muslim Educators’ Views of Islam, Democracy, and Citizenship.” Survey of 1000 Indonesian educators in four Indonesian provinces, accompanied by interviews. A collaboration between Program on Islam and Civil Society, Boston University and the Center for the Study of Islam and Society (PPIM) of the Hidayatullah National Islamic University, Jakarta, Indonesia.

2004-2005. Director, Project on “Madrasas, Modernity, and the Future of Muslim Higher Education.” A comparative research project on madrasas and religious education in nine Muslim countries. Institute for Religion and World Affairs, Boston University, with the support of The Pew Charitable Trusts.

2004-2005. Director, with Dr. Azyumardi Azra, Rector, National Islamic University, Jakarta, Indonesia. Project on “Madrasas, State Islamic Universities, and Civic Education in Indonesia.” With the support of the Pew Charitable Trusts.

2002-2004. Director, Project on, “Civil Democratic Islam: Prospects and Policies for a Changing Muslim World.” This project brings together fifteen senior scholars to conduct research and prepare reports on the social and intellectual resources for, and obstacles to, pluralist democratization in the Muslim world. Institute for Religion and World Affairs, Boston University, with the support of The Pew Charitable Trusts.

2001. Director, “Civil Society and Social Pluralism in Yogyakarta.” A training and research project with Jadul Maulana and the Lembaga Kajian Islam dan Sosial (LKIS: Institute for Islamic and Social Studies, a Muslim non-governmental organization), Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Sponsored by The Ford Foundation.

1998-2000. Project Organizer and Director, “Southeast Asian Pluralisms: Social Resources for Civility and Participation in Malaysia, Singapore, and Indonesia.” Sponsored by The Ford Foundation Southeast Asia and the National Science Foundation. A three country project involving sixteen senior researchers examining ethnoreligious pluralism, conflict, and democratic citizenship in multicultural Southeast Asia.

1995-1997: Project on “Islam, Pluralism, and Democratic Civility.” An examination of Muslim strategies for managing religious and ethnic pluralism in contemporary Indonesia. Conducted in conjunction with the Bertelsmann Wissenschafts Stiftung’s project on “Normative Conflicts--The Frontiers of Cohesion.” This twelve-country study investigated pluralism, social conflict, and social mediation as part of the preparation of a formal report to the Club of Rome.

June-July 1995: Research on “Islam, Democracy, and Civil Society in Indonesia.” Interviews with national politicians and intellectuals on Islam and democratization in contemporary Indonesia. Sponsored by the Bertelsmann Foundation.

1993-1994. Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship. Project on “Islam and Political Violence: Muslim Indonesian Debates on the 1965-1966 Killings.”

July-August, 1991 & 1992, June-July, 1993: Research on “Islam and Enterprise in Indonesia: Market Opportunities, Moral Dilemmas.” Interviews with Muslim entrepreneurs, intellectuals, and politicians on the politics and ethics of market development, efforts to increase Muslim participation, and Muslim views of pluralism and political participation.

January-August 1985: Project on “Economy and Morality in Mountain Java.” Research on a) the social history of Islam and Javanism in rural East Java, with particular attention to the forces promoting Islamic resurgence, and b) the impact of national polity and commerce on local economy, society, and public ethics. Fulbright-Hays and National Science Foundation.

November 1978-June 1980: Dissertation research on “Religion and Economic Change Among Tengger (Hindu) Javanese.” An investigation of religious and agrarian change in East Java’s Tengger Highlands, focusing on Muslim-Hindu relations, the ongoing Islamization of Javanese society, and the forces affecting the cultural identity and survival of the Hindu minority in Java. Fulbright Hays and National Science Foundation.

September 1975-May 1976: Ethnographic investigation of informal economic activity among urban workers in Detroit. Project on “Urban Adaptation to Unemployment,” Dr. Louis Ferman, Director. Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations, The University of Michigan.


GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS


2010-2013. “Religion, Conflict, and Civic Education in Multicultural Societies: Programs on and for Religious Pluralism, Public Policy, and Citizen Learning.” The Luce Foundation, Program in Religion.

2008-2011. “Shari`a Politics,” The Smith Richardson Foundation.

July-December 2008. Lee Kong Chian NUS-Stanford Senior Fellow, National University of Singapore and Stanford University.

2007-2008. Carnegie Scholar in Islam, Project on “Islamic Education and Democratization in Indonesia.” Carnegie Corporation, New York.

2004-2006. “Madrasas and the Future of Islamic Higher Education.” The Pew Charitable Trusts.

2002-2004. “Civil Democratic Islam: Prospects and Policies for a Changing Muslim World.” The Pew Charitable Trusts.

1998-2001. “Southeast Asian Pluralisms: Social Resources for Civility and Participation in Malaysia, Singapore, and Indonesia.” The Ford Foundation, Southeast Asia

1998-1999. “Southeast Asian Pluralisms: Social Resources for Civility and Participation in Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia.” The National Science Foundation

1995-1997: “Islam, Pluralism, and Democratic Civility.” Bertelsmann Wissenschafts Stiftung, Germany.

1996. “Islam, Democracy, and Market Change.” Smith Richardson Foundation.

1995 (Spring). With Dr. Shahla Haeri. “Islam, Rights, Pluralism.” Boston University Humanities Foundation, Speaker Series.

1994. With Dr. Hue-Tam Ho Tai, Harvard University. SSRC Grant, Transnational and Comparative Research Program. Conference on “Market Cultures: Entrepreneurial Precedents and Ethical Dilemmas in East and Southeast Asia.”

1993-1994. Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship. Project on “Islam and Political Violence: Muslim Indonesian Debates on the 1965-1966 Killings.”

1991-1992. National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship for University Teachers. Project on “Muslim Conversion: The Politics and Meanings of Religious Change in Island Southeast Asia.”

Spring 1988. Boston University Humanities Foundation Grant to organize a national conference, Conversion to World Religions: Ethnographic and Historical Interpretations.” April 13-14, 1988.

Spring 1987. Boston University Humanities Foundation Grant for Visiting Scholar Program, “Dan Sperber and the Anthropology of Mind.”

Spring 1987. Boston University Humanities Foundation Grant for lecture series and course, “Art and Politics in Six Cultures.”

1985-86. National Science Foundation Grant for Indonesian Research.

1985. Fulbright Fellowship (ASEAN Senior Fellow Program) for Indonesian Research.

1985. Social Science Research Council (SSRC) Grant for Indonesian Research (declined).

Winter l981. Department of Anthropology Dissertation Grant, The University of Michigan.

l980-81. Foreign Language Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship, The University of Michigan.

1979-80. Fulbright-Hays Dissertation Research Fellowship.

1978-80. National Science Foundation Dissertation Research Grant.

1978. University of Michigan Rackham Pre-Doctoral Dissertation Award.

Summer 1977. U.S. Office of Education Fellowship for Advanced Language Study (Indonesian), IKIP Malang, East Java, Indonesia.

1975-76, 1976-77, 1977-78. National Defense Foreign Language Fellowship for Indonesian language study.

l975-76. French Institute/Alliance Francaise (New York City), Fellowship for Year in France (declined).

1975. Rackham Developmental Grant, University of Michigan.

INSTITUTIONAL GRANTS SECURED


2015-2017. With Dr. Zainal Abidin Bagir (Director, Center for Religious and Cultural Studies, Gadjah Mada University), “Scaling-up Pluralism: Local-National Collaborations for Pluralist Co-Existence in Contemporary Indonesia.” In collaboration with Dr. Scott Appleby and the “Contending Modernities” project at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, Notre Dame University.

2010-2013. Project on “Religious Pluralism and Civic Peace: Programs on and For Pluralism, Public Policy, and Citizen Learning in Multicultural Societies.” Luce Foundation Grant to the Institute on Culture, Religion, and World Affairs, Boston University.

2008-2010. Project on “Shari`a Politics: The Cultures and Politics of Movements for the Implementation of Islamic Law.” Smith-Richardson Foundation Grant to Institute on Culture, Religion, and World Affairs, Boston University.

1998-2001. “Southeast Asian Pluralisms: Social Resources for Civility and Participation.” Award from the Ford Foundation to the Program on Civil Society and Civic Participation, Robert Hefner Director, Institute for the Study of Economic Culture, Boston University.

January 1990: Grant for “Research and Education on Religion and Economic Culture,” Institute for the Study of Economic Culture, Boston University. Awarded by the Pew Charitable Trusts

NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS ORGANIZED


May 23, 2016. Co-Organizer, with Dr. Zainal Abidin Bagir. Indonesian workshop and final-report analysis on, “Scaling Up Pluralism: Analyzing our Findings on Local-National Collaborations for Pluralist Co-Existence in Contemporary Indonesia.” Center for Cross-Cultural and Religious Research, Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

May 17-18, 2016. Organizer, American Delegation to International Conference on “Religion in the Public Sphere,” The Luce Foundation and the Indonesian Consortium for Religious Studies, in Collaboration with Chulalongkorn University. Bangkok, Thailand.

October 5-6, 2015. Co-Organizer, with Dr. Zainal Abidin Bagir. Phase one workshop on methods and collaboration for, “Scaling Up Pluralism: Local-National Collaborations for Pluralist Co-Existence in Contemporary Indonesia.” Center for Cross-Cultural and Religious Research, Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

April 21-23, 2015. Director and co-organizer, with Dr. Katherine Marshall, Georgetown University, International Conference on, “Religious Change and Gender Relations in Southeast Asia: What the Policy Community Needs to Know.” Berkeley Center, Georgetown University.

January 31, 2014. Director and organizer, Workshop on Religion and U.S. Foreign Policy in Southeast Asia, the Berkeley Center, Georgetown University. Workshop was the first event in a three-year collaboration with the Luce Foundation; the Berkley Center, Georgetown University; and the Institute on Cross-Cultural and Religious Research (ICRS), Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

March 8-9, 2013. “Sharia and Islamic Ethics in Transitions: The Place of Islamic Law, New Public Ethics, and Secularity in the Great Transformation of Contemporary Muslim Society and Politics.” Institute on Culture, Religion, and World Affairs, Boston University.

April 19-20, 2012. With Adam Seligman. Conference on “Civic Enculturation and Citizenship in North America and Western Europe: Politics, Muslim Publics, and the New Religious Plurality.” Funded by the Luce Foundation. Institute on Culture, Religion, and World Affairs, Boston University.

Fall-Spring 2012. With Kecia Ali. “Muslim Women and the Challenge of Authority.” Eight-lecture seminar, Institute on Culture, Religion, and World Affairs, Boston University.

September 23, 2011. Conference on “Islamic Law (Sharia) and U.S. Foreign Policy.” Berkeley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs. Georgetown University, Washington DC, in collaboration with the Institute on Culture, Religion, and World Affairs, Boston University.

April 29-30, 2011. With Adam Seligman. Conference on, “Bridging, Bonding, or Dividing: Civic and Religious Education in Divided Societies.” Funded by the Luce Foundation. Institute on Culture, Religion, and World Affairs, Boston University.

2010-2012. Co-Director (with Peter L. Berger), “Evangelicalism and Pentecostalism in the Second Generation: Implications for Democracy, Civic Education, and Economic Morality.” Institute on Culture, Religion, and World Affairs, Boston University.

March 24, 2007. Panel Organizer, “A Conservative Turn in Indonesian Islam? The Politics of Shari`a in Post-Soeharto Indonesia.” Sponsored Panel, Indonesian Studies Committee-East Timor Council, Association for Asian Studies Annual Meetings, Boston, Massachusetts.

2004-2006. Director, Project on, “Madrasas and the Future of Muslim Education.” Institute for Religion and World Affairs, Boston University and the Pew Charitable Trusts.

2004-2005. Director, with Dr. Azyumardi Azra, Rector, National Islamic University, Jakarta, Indonesia. Project on “Madrasas, State Islamic Universities, and Civic Education in Indonesia.” Institute on Religion and World Affairs, Boston University and the Pew Charitable Trusts.

2002-2004. Director, Project on, “Civil Democratic Islam: Prospects and Policies for a Changing Muslim World.” Institute on Religion and World Affairs, Boston University, and the Pew Charitable Trusts.

“Southeast Asian Pluralisms: Social Resources for Civility and Participation.” The Ford Foundation Southeast Asia. 1998-2001. This was a three country project involving sixteen senior researchers examining citizen-making, ethnoreligious pluralism, and conflict mediation in Southeast Asia. It included a twenty-eight person conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on August 5-6, 1999.

1996-97. Director. “Authors Project on Civic Culture.” Institute for the Study of Economic Culture, Boston University. This project brings together scholars to meet in the spring and fall to prepare four books exploring the changing role of the family, political institutions, social participation, and education in Western democracies.

1994-1995. Invited American Coordinator, Seminar on “Islam and Society in Southeast Asia.” Jakarta, Indonesia. Responsible, with Dr. Taufik Abdullah, for the conference proposal, schedule of topics and events, and invitations. The international conference brought together thirty American and Southeast Asian scholars to “explore the challenges and opportunities of the modern era, and highlight the diverse array of Muslim Southeast Asian ideas and initiatives in the face of those challenges.” Attended by the U.S.Ambassador as well as representatives from the Indonesian Foreign Ministry and Department of Religion.

1995. Director and Organizer, Working Group on, “Civil Society and Civic Virtue: On the Role of Associations and Morality in Markets and Democracy.” Institute for the Study of Economic Culture, April 29-30 and October 28-29. A national working group consisting of fifteen scholars from five disciplines assembled to examine the role of public associations in the sustenance of civic values and democratic politics.

1994. Director and Organizer, Conference and Faculty Seminar on “Development, Democracy, and Civil Society.” Institute for the Study of Economic Culture. June 21-July 12.

1994. Director and Organizer, with Dr. Hue-Tam Ho-Tai, Harvard University, “Market Cultures: Economic Opportunities and Ethical Dilemmas in East and Southeast Asia.” An international conference sponsored through the Transnational Research Program of the Social Science Research Council. October 2-3.

1991 & 1992. Director and Organizer, Summer Seminar on “Markets, Values, and Culture.” Institute for the Study of Economic Culture. June 17-July 11, 1991 and June 22-July 10, 1992. A faculty seminar bringing together scholars from the United States and abroad to explore the history, social organization, and cultural meanings of modern capitalism and religious ethics.

1989-1990. Organizer, Colloquia on “Economy, Religion, and Culture: New Directions and Research.” (Eight Lectures). Institute for the Study of Economic Culture, Boston University.

1989. Organizer, Session on “The Politics of Religious Rationalization.” American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, November 17.

1988. Designer and Coordinator, Conference on “Conversion to World Religions: Historical and Ethnographic Interpretations.” Institute for the Study of Economic Culture and Boston University Humanities Foundation, April 16-17.

1987. Organizer and Chair, “Southeast Asian Economic Cultures: Political, Moral, and Historical Dimensions.” Association for Asian Studies Annual Meeting, April 13.

1987. Designer and Coordinator, “Art and Politics in Six Cultures.” Boston University Lecture Series, Spring.

1987. Designer and Coordinator, “Dan Sperber and the Anthropology of Mind.” Boston University Visiting Lecturer (six weeks), Spring term.

1986. Organizer, Session on “Imagined Communities: State Policy and Local Allegiance in Indonesia and Malaysia.” American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, December 2.

HONORS


2016-2019. Invited Member, and Director, Religion and Education Committee, United States-Indonesia Society (USINDO), Presidential Initiative on “Religious Pluralism in Indonesia and the United States,” Ambassador David Merrill, Director. The Committee was established at the initiative of President Barack Obama of the U.S. and President Joko Widodo of Indonesia.

2009-2010. Elected President, Association for Asian Studies. Service as “Past President” on AAS Executive Board March 2010 to March 2012.

2009, May-June. Senior Distinguished Scholar, Institut des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, and Centre d’Études d’Asie du Sud-Est..

2008-2009. Elected Vice-President, Association for Asian Studies.

2007-2008. Nominated and Awarded Carnegie Scholar in Islam, Project on “Islamic Education and Democratization.” Carnegie Corporation, New York.

2007-2008. Invited Inaugural Fellow for the Lee Kong Chian National University of Singapore-Stanford University Distinguished Fellow in Southeast Asian Studies.

August-September 2005. Invited Visiting Senior Scholar, Centre for Southeast Asian Studies and Asia Research Institute, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.

August 2004. Invited Senior Lecturer, U.S. Department State Bureau of International Information Programs, for participation in a program in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia on “Islam in the 21st Century.”

June-July 2003. Invited Senior Lecturer, U.S. Department State Bureau of International Information Programs, Visits in and Lectures at Islamic Schools (Pesantren) on Pluralism and Democracy in the United States and Indonesia.

February 14-18, 2000. Invited Visiting Fellow, Humanities Research Institute, California, Seminar on “Globalization and Islamic Social Movements.”

Fall 1999. Visiting Senior Fellow for project on “The Culture and Politics of Malay Identity,” Institut Alam dan Tamadun Melayu (ATMA), Prof. Shamsul A.B. Director, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia.

1998. Finalist, Metcalf Award for Teaching Excellence, Boston University. Boston University’s Premier Teaching Award.

1988. Harvard University Thomas Temple Hoopes Prize for “Excellence in the Art of Teaching.” For supervision of research and honors thesis by Ms. Ashley Pettus, Program in Social Studies.

l987-88. Junior Fellow, Boston University Humanities Foundation.

November 1986. Invited panel member, “New Religions, Movements, and Developments in East and Southeast Asia.” Sponsored by the Joint Committee on Japan, Korea, and Southeast Asia of the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) and the (SSRC).

1986. Hindu-Javanese: Tengger Tradition and Islam chosen as an “Outstanding Academic Book of the Year,” by Choice, magazine of the American Library Association.

1974. Elected to membership, Phi Beta Kappa.

1974. Highest Honors in Anthropology With Distinction. Senior Thesis: “Toward a Cultural Theory of Political Conflict in Latin America.” Department of Anthropology, The University of Michigan.




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