Heidi Arbuckle

Heidi Arbuckle

Program Officer

Heidi Arbuckle works in Indonesia at the foundation's Jakarta office. Her grant making has supported the production of content representing pluralist and independent perspectives, as well as support for open infrastructure. The goal of her work has been to help build an informed and active citizenry across the diverse constituencies of the Indonesian archipelago.

Before joining Ford in 2007, Heidi spent 12 years in the creative arts and media sector in Indonesia, where she partnered with a broad range of Indonesian organizations, from the Indonesian National Commission on Violence Against Women to organic farmers’ cooperatives and progressive punk rock bands.

Her book, Taring Padi and the Politics of Radical Cultural Practice in Contemporary Indonesia, was published in Indonesia in 2010. She has taught at the University of Melbourne in the areas of mass media in Indonesia and gender politics in Southeast Asia.

Heidi was born in Australia and has lived nearly half her life in Southeast Asia. She is fluent in Bahasa Indonesia and studied Indonesian literature at the Gadjah Mada University in Yogyakarta and visual arts at the Indonesian Institute of the Arts. She holds a PhD in gender and postcolonial studies from the University of Melbourne and a bachelor's degree in anthropology from Curtin University of Technology. She is currently completing a master's degree in international human rights law at Oxford University.

Heidi Arbuckle telah bekerja di Ford Foundation sejak 2007. Program hibah yang ia kelola mendukung pembuatan konten yang mewakili sudut pandang pluralis dan independen, serta memberikan dukunganuntuk infrastruktur terbuka. Pekerjaannya ditujukan untuk membantu membangun tatanan masyarakat yang ter-informasi dan aktif diantara beragam lintas konstituen di penjuru Nusantara.

Sebelum bergabung dengan Ford Foundation, selama 12 tahun Heidi bekerja di seni kreatif dan sektor media di Indonesia, dimana ia bermitra dengan berbagai organisasi di Indonesia, mulai dari Komisi Nasional Anti Kekerasan terhadap Perempuan hingga koperasi petani organik dan kelompok musik punk rock yang progresif.

Bukunya, Taring Padi and the Politics of Radical Cultural Practice in Contemporary Indonesia, diterbitkan di Indonesia pada 2010. Ia juga mengajar di UniversitasMelbourne dalam bidang media massa di Indonesia dan politik gender di Asia Tenggara.

Heidi lahir di Australia dan telah menjalani hampir separuh hidupnya di Asia Tenggara. Fasih berbahasa Indonesia, Heidi pernah mempelajari sastra Indonesia di Universitas Gadjah Mada dan seni visual di Institut Seni Indonesia. Ia memiliki gelar PhD di bidang studi gender dan pasca-kolonial dari UniversitasMelbourne dan gelar sarjana antropologi dari Universitas Teknologi Curtin. Heidi saat ini tengah menyelesaikan gelar master dalam hukum hak asasi manusia internasional di Universitas Oxford.

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