Pam Nilan

Our latest Podcast features one of Australia’s leading sociologists of Indonesia, Conjoint Professor Pam Nilan of the the University of Newcastle. Professor Julian Millie joined Pam to reflect on her decades of research into youth in Australia and Indonesia.

Much of Professor Pam Nilan’s work has involved scrutinising the concept of ‘global youth’ in Indonesian contexts, where the concept is complicated within distinctive cultures of religion, consumption and family hierarchy. Her reflections in this podcast include some important musings on her experiences as a ‘western women’ researching Islam in Indonesia, and concludes with descriptions of her current projects on catholic youth in Yogyakarta and the attraction felt by Australian youth to far-right nationalism.