Michael Eilenberg

PhD, Associate professor

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Michael Eilenberg, Associate Professor

Department of Culture and Society - Section for Anthropology and Ethnography

Moesgård Allé 20
8270, Højbjerg
Denmark

E-mail: michael@eilenberg.dk
Phone: 87162172
Web: www.eilenberg.dk

Curriculum Vitae

 

Education

Ph.D. Degree in International Development Studies, Roskilde University (November 2009).

Masters Honors Degree in Social Anthropology, Aarhus University (September 2005). 

Bachelor of Arts in Social Anthropology, Aarhus University (July 2001). 

 

Employment record

Associate Professor, Aarhus University (Oct 2014-present).

Coordinator of the Master's Programme in Human Security & International Coordinator (2013-2018).

Assistant Professor, Aarhus University (July 2010-Oct 2014).

Visiting Professor, Dept. of Anthropology, University of Toronto (Oct 2011- Feb 2012)

Visiting Scholar, Dept. of Environmental Scince, Policy, & Management, UC Berkeley (Feb 2013 - Apr 2013) 

For aditional information visit my personal webpage: www.eilenberg.dk and the Human Security Communtiy site: www.humansecurity.dk.

 

Graduate advising

I advise graduate students that work in the intersection between Anthropology and Development Studies. I am particularly interested in students whose work is on political borders, resource frontiers, land rights, sovereignty, and state formation. My primary regional expertise is in Southeast Asia, however, I am willing to take on students with similar thematic interests irrespective of their regional focus. Please send me an informal email describing your potential research interests if you are considering applying to our PhD programme.

Publications

A State of Fragmentation: Enacting Sovereignty and Citizenship at the Edge of the Indonesian State

Eilenberg, M. 8 Nov 2016 In : Development and Change. 47, 6, p. 1338-1360 23 p.

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Rule and Rupture: State Formation through the Production of Property and Citizenship (Special Journal Issue)

Lund, C. (ed.) & Eilenberg, M. (ed.) 8 Nov 2016 In : Development and Change. 47, 6, p. 1197-1456 60 p.

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From Global Policy to Local Politics: The Social Dynamics of REDD+ in Asia Pacific

McGregor, A., Eilenberg, M. & Borges Coutinho, J. 1 Apr 2015 In : Asia Pacific Viewpoint. 56, 1, p. 1-5 5 p.

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Shades of green and REDD: Local and global contestations over the value of forest versus plantation development on the Indonesian forest frontier

Eilenberg, M. 1 Apr 2015 In : Asia Pacific Viewpoint. 56, 1, p. 48-61 14 p.

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Policy Options for Effective REDD+ Implementation in Indonesia: The Significance of Forest Tenure Reform

Saito-Jensen, M., Sikor, T., Kurniawan, Y., Eilenberg, M., Setyawan, E. P. & Kustini, S. J. 2015 In : International Forestry Review. 17, 1, p. 86-97 12 p.

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Frontier constellations: Agrarian expansion and sovereignty on the Indonesian-Malaysian border

Eilenberg, M. Apr 2014 In : Journal of Peasant Studies. 41, 2, p. 157-182 26 p.

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Evading Colonial Authority. Rebels and Outlaws in the Borderlands of Dutch West Borneo 1850s–1920s

Eilenberg, M. 3 Mar 2014 In : Journal of Borderlands Studies. 29, 1, p. 11-25 15 p.

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The confession of a timber baron: Patterns of patronage on the Indonesian-Malaysian border

Assistant Professor, M. E. 8 May 2012 In : Identities - Global Studies in Culture and Power. 19, 2, p. 149-167 19 p.

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Straddling the border: A marginal history of guerilla warfare and 'counter-insurgency' in the Indonesian borderlands

Eilenberg, M. 28 Sep 2011 In : Modern Asian Studies. 45, 6, p. 1423–1463

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Flouting the law: Vigilante justice and regional autonomy on the Indonesian border

Eilenberg, M. 2011 In : A S E A S: Austrian Journal of South-East Asian Studies. 4, 2, p. 237-253 17 p.

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Borderland strategies: The socio-economic significance of ethnicity in cross-border labour migration

Eilenberg, M. & Wadley, R. 2009 In : Asia Pacific Viewpoint. 50, 1, p. 58-73 16 p.

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Negotiating autonomy at the margins of the state: The dynamics of elite politics in the borderland of West Kalimantan, Indonesia

Eilenberg, M. 2009 In : South East Asia Research. 17, 2, p. 201-227 26 p.

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Borderland encounters: A letter from Kapuas Hulu

Eilenberg, M. 2008 In : RIMA: Review of Indonesian and Malaysian Affairs. 42, 1, p. 191-200 9 p.

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Grænsestrategier og transnationale relationer

Eilenberg, M. 2006 In : Nord Nytt. 98, p. 21-40 19 p.

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Vigilantes and gangsters in the borderlands of West Kalimantan, Indonesia

Wadley, R. & Eilenberg, M. 2006 In : Kyoto Review of Southeast Asia. 7, p. 1-25 25 p.

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Autonomy, identity and 'illegal logging' in the borderland of West Kalimantan, Indonesia

Wadley, R. & Eilenberg, M. 2005 In : Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology. 6, 1, p. 19-34 22 p.

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Paradoxical outcomes of national schooling in the borderland of West Kalimantan, Indonesia: The case of the Iban

Eilenberg, M. 2005 In : Borneo Research Bulletin. 36, p. 163-184 21 p.

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Projects

Agrarian Expansion and the Politics of Territoriality on the Indonesian-Malaysian Frontier

Eilenberg, M.

01/07/201030/06/2014

CO2 økonomi - globale og lokale forhandlinger over værdien af skov

Eilenberg, M.

15/01/2011 → …

Carbon Politics

Eilenberg, M. & Mikkelsen, T. C.

01/01/201201/01/2014

Centre for Environmental Humanities

Riede, F., Swanson, H. A., Nissen, U., Bubandt, N. O., Krasilnikoff, J., Korsbæk, M., Dietrich, J., Fischer, G., Heymann, M., Achermann, D., Tejsner, P., Eilenberg, M., Læssøe, J., Walsh, M., Clausen, S. W., Lysgaard, J. A., Mortensen, P., Clasen, M. & Nygaard, S. E.

01/01/201701/01/2020

Fragmented Sovereignty: Property and Citizenship in Developing Societies

Lund, C. & Eilenberg, M.

01/10/201101/10/2016

Nordic Indonesia Studies Network

Eilenberg, M., Nygaard-Christensen, M., Trane Ibsen, J., Raith Nilsson, D., Hansen, K. & Fog Skriver, M.

02/01/2009 → …

Policy-Driven Development

Nygaard-Christensen, M., Vohnsen, N. H. & Eilenberg, M.

01/01/2014 → …

Producing Wealth and Poverty in Indonesia's New Rural Economies

Murray Li, T., Semedi, P. & Eilenberg, M.

01/01/200901/01/2012

Rule and Rupture

Eilenberg, M., Lund, C., Komlavi Hahonou , E. & Borg Rasmussen , M.

01/02/201631/12/2020

Science and Power in Participatory Forestry

Eilenberg, M., Friis Lund , J., Lund, C., Pilegaard Hansen, C., Meilby, H., Treue, T., Mathew Ngaga, Y., Ernest Mbeyale, G., Rayamajhi, S., Bahadur Khanal Chhetri, B. & K. Pokharel, R.

01/01/201401/12/2018

The Integrative Sustainability Network

Brosius, P. & Eilenberg, M.

01/09/2012 → …

The Rise of Special Economic Zones in Asian Borderlands

Eilenberg, M., Mikkelsen, T. C., Venhovens, M. J. H. & Chettri, M.

01/01/201631/12/2019

Activities

Governance at the edge of the State

Eilenberg, M. (Speaker)
10 Sep 2015

Roundtable Discussion on Land, Governance and Power with Professor Tania Murray Li

Eilenberg, M. (Organizer)
30 May 2017

110th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association

Eilenberg, M. (Participant)
16 Nov 201120 Nov 2011

8th conference of European Association of Southeast Asian Studies (EUROSEAS)

Eilenberg, M. (Participant)
11 Aug 201514 Aug 2015

Activated Borders: Re-openings, Ruptures and Relationships

Eilenberg, M. (Participant)
8 Dec 201410 Dec 2014

Agrarian Distress, Rural Aspirations: Exploring Capitalist Transformations and Institutional Reordering

Eilenberg, M. (Participant)
22 Aug 201724 Aug 2017

Agrarian expansion and the politics of territoriality in the borderlands of Indonesia

Eilenberg, M. (Lecturer)
13 May 2009

Agrarian expansion in the borderlands of Indonesia and Malaysia

Eilenberg, M. (Lecturer)
31 Aug 2010

American Anthropologist (Journal)

Eilenberg, M. (Reviewer)
2012 → …

Annual Association of Asian Studies Conference

Eilenberg, M. (Participant)
27 Mar 201430 Mar 2014

Annual meeting of Association of American Geographers

Eilenberg, M. (Participant)
20 Apr 201525 Apr 2015

Asia Pacific Viewpoint (Journal)

Eilenberg, M. (Reviewer)
2013 → …

Association for Asian Studies Conference

Eilenberg, M. (Participant)
21 Mar 201331 Mar 2013

BFI - Faggruppe 23 (Geografi og Udviklingsstudier) (External organisation)

Eilenberg, M. (Member)
1 Mar 2015 → …

Between the state and culturescapes at the margins

Eilenberg, M. (Speaker)
26 Sep 201327 Sep 2013

Board meeting of the European Association of Southeast Asian Studies, University of Vienna

Eilenberg, M. (Organizer)
15 Aug 2015

Border Narratives: Mobility, Interaction and Confrontation

Eilenberg, M. (Lecturer)
31 Jul 20061 Aug 2006

Border and mobility dynamics

Eilenberg, M. (Participant)
26 Sep 201228 Sep 2012

Borderland Strategies: The Socioeconomic Significance of Ethnicity in Cross-border Labour migration. A case of the Iban in West Kalimantan, Indonesia

Eilenberg, M. (Lecturer)
4 Feb 20075 Feb 2007

Borderland Studies: Redefining the Boundaries in Southeast Asian Studies

Eilenberg, M. (Lecturer)
5 Nov 20069 Nov 2006

Borders and Borderlands: Contested Spaces Between States

Eilenberg, M. (Participant)
28 Mar 201231 Mar 2012

Canadian Council for Southeast Asian Studies Conference

Eilenberg, M. (Participant)
14 Oct 201115 Oct 2011

Changing Frontiers of Ecological Knowledges: A Critical Dialogue on Asian Ecologies on the Edge, York University

Eilenberg, M. (Participant)
12 Oct 201113 Oct 2011

Claiming Formal Authority at the Edges of the State: Resource Struggle, Regional Autonomy and the Dynamics of Local Politics in the Borderland of West Kalimantan, Indonesia

Eilenberg, M. (Lecturer)
6 May 20089 May 2008

Communities in Between: Redefining Social Spaces in Southeast Asian Borderlands

Eilenberg, M. (Speaker)
3 Nov 20144 Nov 2014

Connections, Corridors, and Communities

Eilenberg, M. (Participant)
11 Oct 201213 Oct 2012

Critical Asian Studies (Journal)

Eilenberg, M. (Reviewer)
2010 → …

Critical Global Studies - Frontiers of Globalisation: an inter-/transdisciplinary approach

Eilenberg, M. (Speaker)
23 Feb 2016

Cultures of Biodiversity: Perceptions and Practices

Eilenberg, M. (Participant)
24 Jan 201426 Jan 2014

Department of Anthropology, Toronto University

Eilenberg, M. (Visiting researcher)
1 Oct 20111 Mar 2012

Doing Ethnographic Research in Borderlands: Challenges and Limitations

Eilenberg, M. (Lecturer)
22 May 200624 May 2006

Drugs, (dis)order and agrarian change

Eilenberg, M. (Speaker)
12 May 201414 May 2014

EUROSEAS Board Meeting

Eilenberg, M. (Participant)
22 Jun 201225 Jun 2012

Ethnography (Journal)

Eilenberg, M. (Reviewer)
2012 → …

European Association for South East Asian Studies (EuroSEAS) (External organisation)

Eilenberg, M. (Member)
20102013

Evading state authority

Eilenberg, M. (Lecturer)
5 Nov 2010

Field work, Tunduru, Tanzania

Eilenberg, M. (Participant)
Jun 2015 → …

Fieldwork Tanzania

Eilenberg, M. (Participant)
Aug 2016

Fieldwork in Indonesia

Eilenberg, M. (Participant)
May 2016Jun 2016

Fieldwork in Indonesia

Eilenberg, M. (Participant)
Apr 2017May 2017

Fieldwork in Tanzania

Eilenberg, M. (Participant)
Dec 2017

Fluid Borders and Boundaries: Transnational Ethnic Relations on the Island of Borneo

Eilenberg, M. (Invited speaker)
11 Dec 2006

Forced Migration Research Hub (External organisation)

Eilenberg, M. (Member)
2012 → …

Forest Politics and Resource Access along the International Border in West Kalimantan, Indonesia: The case of the Kapuas Hulu Borderland

Eilenberg, M. (Lecturer)
22 Sep 200624 Sep 2006

Forest resources, local elite politics and regionalism in post-decentralizing, Indonesia

Eilenberg, M. (Lecturer)
1 Sep 2009

From Global Policy to Local Politics: Exploring the Social Dynamics of REDD+ in Southeast Asia

Eilenberg, M. (Organizer)
2 Jul 20135 Jul 2013

From Security Buffer Zone to Agricultural Corridor: Agrarian Expansion and Sovereign Politics in the Indonesian Borderlands

Eilenberg, M. (Speaker)
13 Nov 2012

Frontier Communities and the State: The case of Indonesia

Eilenberg, M. (Lecturer)
19 Jun 200621 Jun 2006

Frontier assemblages: The political economy of resource frontiers and political borders in Southeast Asia (Public Lecture, University of Zurich).

Eilenberg, M. (Invited speaker)
8 Dec 2015

Frontiers as state makers: Resource extraction, agricultural expansion and population resettlement in Asian borderlands

Eilenberg, M. (Lecturer)
24 Feb 2016

Governance at the ‘edge’ of the state? The spaces of violent rule

Eilenberg, M. (Speaker)
12 Sep 201614 Sep 2016

ICARUS III Conference

Eilenberg, M. (Participant)
18 May 201220 May 2012

Indonesian Minorities – Rights, Plights and Positions, Third annual conference organized by the Nordic Indonesian Studies Network

Eilenberg, M. (Organizer)
22 Sep 201124 Sep 2011

InterAsian Connections V: Seoul Workshop -- Frontier Assemblages: Political Economies of Margins and Resource Frontiers in Asia

Eilenberg, M. (Organizer)
27 Apr 201630 Apr 2016

Intersecting Spheres of Legality and Illegality: A case of Cross-border labour migration in the Borderlands of West Kalimantan, Indonesia

Eilenberg, M. (Lecturer)
1 Aug 2009

Journal of Borderlands Studies (Journal)

Eilenberg, M. (Reviewer)
2011 → …

MEGA SEminar

Eilenberg, M. (Participant)
16 Aug 201718 Aug 2017

Negotiating Autonomy at the Margins of the State: The Dynamics of Local-level Politics in the Borderland of West Kalimantan, Indonesia

Eilenberg, M. (Lecturer)
18 Feb 2009

On the concept of Frontiers

Eilenberg, M. (Speaker)
9 Dec 2015

Peace, transition and political settlement in borderlands

Eilenberg, M. (Lecturer)
20 Feb 201723 Feb 2017

Property and Citizenship in Developing Societies

Eilenberg, M. (Organizer)
28 May 201331 May 2013

Refiguring Village Studies

Eilenberg, M. (Organizer)
26 Mar 2012

Resource Politics in Southeast Asia, Institute of Advanced Studies, University of Tokyo

Eilenberg, M. (Speaker)
11 Sep 201415 Sep 2014

Risky Resources? How Global Schemes Engaging Smallholders in Southeast Asia are Grabbing Attention

Eilenberg, M. (Speaker)
18 Mar 2013

Roundtable discussion: The Good Society

Eilenberg, M. (Participant)
20 Mar 2017

Roundtable discussion: The Good Society

Kühle, L. (Participant), Bubandt, N. O. (Participant), Eilenberg, M. (Participant), Thorsen, J. E. (Participant), Fibiger, M. Q. (Participant)
20 Mar 2017

Rule and Rupture Summer Lab

Eilenberg, M. (Participant)
26 Jun 20177 Jul 2017

Security and migration

Eilenberg, M. (Participant)
23 Oct 201524 Oct 2015

Security: Theories, Practices & Dilemmas of Widening the Concept

Eilenberg, M. (Speaker)
20 Aug 2012

Skagen School II

Eilenberg, M. (Organizer)
30 Jun 201611 Jul 2016

Souvereign politics on the Indonesian-Malaysia border

Eilenberg, M. (Invited speaker)
13 May 2011

Stormøde for bibliometrifaggruppe (BFI)

Eilenberg, M. (Participant)
12 May 2015

TRANSFORMING SOUTHEAST ASIA:MULTI-DISCIPLINARY PERSPECTIVES

Eilenberg, M. (Speaker)
16 Oct 201118 Oct 2011

Technologies of Time

Eilenberg, M. (Organizer)
2 Oct 20144 Oct 2014

The Social Dimensions of REDD

Eilenberg, M. (Participant)
11 Jun 2012

The Social Dynamics of REDD

Eilenberg, M. (Organizer)
26 Sep 201227 Sep 2012

Transforming the Margins

Eilenberg, M. (Speaker)
30 Jan 20133 Feb 2013

Where Resource Frontiers and Political Borders Interlock

Eilenberg, M. (Organizer)
7 Jun 201414 Jun 2014

Where resource frontiers and national frontiers interlock

Eilenberg, M. (Lecturer)
2 Dec 2011

Workshop on "Land" at the Balsillie School of International Affairs

Eilenberg, M. (Speaker)
20 Jan 2012

World Development (Journal)

Eilenberg, M. (Reviewer)
2012 → …

Press clippings

Globale drømme og lokale realiteter

Michael Eilenberg

01/05/2012

1 item of media coverage

Præsidentvalg i Indonesien

Michael Eilenberg

12/07/2009

1 media contribution

Uddeling: Sapere Aude - DFF Ung Eliteforsker

Michael Eilenberg

27/01/2011

1 item of media coverage