Joshua Barker

Department of Anthropology, University of Toronto


     Molly Barker, Jungle Gym (Tuner)", oil on canvas, 22 x 28", 2001


Joshua Barker is Associate Professor and Undergraduate Coordinator in the Department of Anthropology. Barker received his B.A. from Trent University, his M.A. from SOAS at the University of London, and his Ph.D. from Cornell University. He has taught and conducted research at the Bandung Institute of Technology in Indonesia and has been a postdoctoral fellow at Twente University, the Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV), and the Department of Anthropology at Stockholm University (with support from the Swedish School of Advanced Asia Pacific Studies). His research focuses on Indonesia, where he has examined various themes relating to his three main topics of interest: urban studies, crime and security, and new technologies. Barker is currently conducting a multi-year research project funded by SSHRC and the Connaught Foundation. The project is entitled 'Engineers and Political Dreams: Indonesia's Internet in Cultural Perspective.'

In May 2009, Joshua Barker delivered the 50th Anniversary Malinowski Memorial Lecture at the London School of Economics. Listen to the PODCAST.







        Street Market, Cicadas, Bandung. Photo by Andar Manik