Barbara Hatley (TRANSLATOR) taught Indonesian Studies at Monash University, then at the University of Tasmania, and is currently a Professor Emeritus in Asian Studies at the University of Tasmania. Her major research interests are in Indonesian performing arts, modern literature and gender studies. Barbara’s publications include: Javanese Performances on an Indonesian Stage: Contesting Culture, Embracing Change (NUS Press, 2008), Theatre and Performance in the Asia Pacific: Regional Modernities in the Global Era, co-authored with Denise Varney, Peter Eckersall and Chris Hudson (Palgrave, 2013), and an edited volume on performance in post-Suharto Indonesia – Performing Contemporary Indonesia: Celebrating Locality, Constructing Community (Brill, 2015). She previously produced many Indonesian language plays with student groups, and her translation of one of these, Time Bomb (Bom Waktu) by Riantiarno, is published in Time Bomb and Cockroach Opera: Two Plays (The Lontar Foundation, 1992), republished in Islands of the Imagination: Modern Indonesian Plays (Manoa, Hawaii University Press, 2014).
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