Viola Lasmana, Ph.D.

University of Southern California

Viola Lasmana is Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California, where she received her Ph.D. in the Department of English and a certificate in Media Arts + Practice. Her research and teaching focus on global media arts, digital humanities, feminist media practices, Indonesian film and culture, and transpacific studies. Her work has appeared in The Cine-FilesVisual Anthropologymake/shift: feminisms in motionComputers and Composition, and Interdisciplinary Humanities. She is currently completing a book, Shadow Imaginations: Transpacific Approaches to Post-1965 Indonesian Archives, on the reconstitution of Indonesia’s decimated cultural archive.


S.M. Gietty Tambunan, M. Hum., MA., Ph. D

University of Indonesia

Shuri Mariasih Gietty Tambunan is a lecturer, specializing in Cultural Studies, in the Faculty of Humanities, Universitas Indonesia. She completed her PhD in the Department of Cultural Studies, Lingnan University, Hong Kong, in 2013. Her research focus in on transnational flow of East Asian popular culture products in Indonesia within the context of cultural globalization. Her other research areas are on culinary (cultural) practices and social media. She received her Master’s Degrees in Cultural Studies from the Universitas Indonesia (2007) and the University of Groningen, the Netherlands (2010). Some of her publications include “Imaginary ‘Asia’: Indonesian Audience’s Reflexivity on Korean Television Dramas,” in an edited volume entitled Korean Wave in Southeast Asia: Consumption and Production (2014). Her other publications are: “Positive body image activism in collective (@ effyourbeautystandards) and personal (@ yourstruelymelly) Instagram accounts: Challenging American idealized beauty construction” (2018 as a co-author); “Problematizing sexualized female images and Donald Trumps’ immigration stance in video games: An analysis of Let’s Play videos on YouTube” (2018 as a co-author); “Shaming the Other Woman (pelakor): Female Catfight as a Spectacle in Social Media” (2018) and “Social Media, Humour and Empowerment: The Power of “Emak-Emak” and #fallingstar2018 Challenge in Instagram” (2018). She is also an editor for an edited volume to be published in 2020 by Springer (Projecting Identity and Voices of Minorities).