Associate Professor Marcus Mietzner

MA (Frankfurt), PhD (ANU)
Associate Professor
College of Asia & the Pacific

Areas of expertise

  • Government And Politics Of Asia And The Pacific 160606
  • Comparative Government And Politics 160603
  • Social Change 160805
  • Political Science 1606

Research interests

The political role of the military in Indonesia; Indonesian political parties, particularly campaign financing issues; elections in Indonesia; comparative electoral politics in Southeast Asia.


I have been interested in the politics of Indonesia since my first visit to Jakarta as a teenager in 1986. While pursuing an MA degree at Goethe University in Frankfurt in the mid-1990s, I spent one year in Ambon to collect material for my thesis on the rebellion of the South Moluccan Republic in 1950. After graduation, I moved to the ANU to obtain my PhD. During fieldwork for a thesis on the Indonesian military, I began working for USAID in Jakarta – an engagement that would last for more than seven years. Eventually, however, I returned to academia, finishing the PhD in 2005 and starting my new position as a lecturer at the ANU in 2008. Since then, my research has primarily focused on political parties in democratic Indonesia


Projects and Grants

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