|Asst Prof Sulfikar Amir|
Division of Sociology
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
College of Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences
- PhD (Science & Technology Studies) Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 2005
- MS (Design) Arizona State University 2000
- MS (Development Studies) Institut Teknologi Bandung 2000
- BA Institut Teknologi Bandung 1996
|I finished a doctoral degree in Science and Technology Studies (STS) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York where I wrote a dissertation that examines the politics of technological nationalism in Indonesia during the New Order regime. I taught for one year at RPI and moved to Indonesia to teach at the Graduate Program of Development Studies, Institut Teknologi Bandung. In 2007 I received a fellowship from East-West Center in Washington that supported my research project on nuclear politics which examines the state-society relations in emerging democracies. I joined NTU in January 2008 and currently teach STS-related subjects at the Division of Sociology, School of Humanities and Social Sciences.|
|Science and Technology Studies (STS); Technological Politics; Globalization; Nationalism; Development; Southeast Asia; Risk and Crisis; Nuclear Power; Design Studies, Resilience Studies.|
|Research Grant |
- Academic Research Fund Tier 1 (2013-)
- CoHASS Incentive Scheme (2011-)
- CoHASS Incentive Scheme (2013-)
- NRF Competitive Research Program (2010-) [by National Research Foundation (NRF)]
- RCC (2009-)
|Current Projects |
- A Search for the Origins of Sociotechnical Vulnerability: The Case of Fukushima Nuclear Disaster
- A Sociotechnical Study of the Underground City in Singapore
- After Fukushima: How Disaster Ignites Knowledge Change in Global Nuclear Power
- Nuclear Politics and Democracy in Southeast Asia: The cases of Indonesia and Thailand
- The Rise and Fall of the Technological State in Indonesia
- Underwater Infrastructure and Underwater City of the Future_Project 1: New Concrete, Reinforcing Materials & Structural Design Consideration
- Underwater Infrastructure and Underwater City of the Future_Project 2: Innovative Soil Treatment & Foundation Methods
- Underwater Infrastructure and Underwater City of the Future_Project 3: Hydrodynamic Consideration
- Sulfikar Amir. (2012). The Technological State in Indonesia: the Co-constitution of High Technology and Authoritarian Politics. Routledge.
- S. Amir. (2010). Nuclear Revival in Post-Suharto Indonesia. Asian Survey, 50(2).
- S. Amir. (2009). Challenging Nuclear: Anti-nuclear Movements in Post-authoritarian Indonesia. East Asian Science, Technology, and Society, 3(1), n.a.
- S. Amir. (2008). The Engineers Versus the Economists: the Disunity of Technocracy in Indonesian Development. Bulletin of Science, Technology, and Society, 28(4), 316-323.
- S. Amir, I. Nurlaila, and S. Yuliar. (2008). Cultivating Energy, Reducing Poverty:. Perspectives on Global Development and Technology, 7(2), 113-132.