PhD dissertations on Nusa Tenggara Timur 1958-2018

PhD dissertations on Nusa Tenggara Timur 1958-2018

[From universities abroad] [Working in Progress]

JA Lassa [CDU], DE. Li [IRGSC]*

Structured according to regions in East Nusa Tenggara


  1. Fitriana, Ria 2014. Assessing the impact of a marine protected area on coastal livelihoods: A case study from Pantar Island, Indonesia. PhD diss. Charles Darwin University.
  2. Haan, Johnson Welem 2001. The grammar of Adang : a Papuan language spoken on the Island of Alor, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. PhD diss., University of Sydney
  3. Kratochvil, František 2007. A grammar of Abui: A Papuan language of Alor. Leiden University Centre for Linguistics (LUCL), Faculty of Arts, Leiden University.
  4. Krentel, Alison 2008. Why do individuals comply with mass drug administration for lymphatic filariasis? A case study from Alor district, Indonesia, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
  5. Wellfelt, Emilie 2016. Historyscapes in Alor: Approaching indigenous history in Eastern Indonesia. PhD Diss. Linnaeus University

Flores General

  1. Aoki, Eriko 2011. Piercing the sky, cutting the earth: the poetics of knowledge and the paradox of power among the Wologai of central Flores. PhD Diss. Australian National University.
  2. Baird, Louise; 2002. A grammar of Kéo : an Austronesian language of East Nusantara, PhD Diss. Australian National University.
  3. Barnes, Robert 1972. Kédang: a study of the collective thought of an eastern Indonesian people. PhD Diss. University of Oxford.
  4. Bandur, Agustinus 2008. A study of the implementation of school-based management in Flores primary schools in Indonesia. PhD Diss. University of Newcastle
  5. Djawanai, Stephanus Anthonius 1980. A study of the NgadhaVi text tradition: a linguistic investigation of the collective mind of the Ngadha people on the Island of Flores, Indonesia. PhD Diss. University of Michigan.
  6. Eichel, Julia Von 2001. Methoden der Blutstillung und Wundversorgung : eine Feldstudie bei den Ngada auf Flores (Indonesien). PhD Diss. Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universitat zu Frankfurt am Main.
  7. Emmet, Peter Anthony 1996. Cenozoic inversion structures in a back-arc setting, Western Flores Sea, Indonesia, PhD Diss. Rice University.
  8. Johnston, Lois Ann 2006. Identifying the People of Tonggo, Flores, Eastern Indonesia. PhD Diss. Department of Anthropology, Edmonton, Alberta.
  9. Kroon, Yosep Bisara 2016. A grammar of Solor – Lamaholot: a language of Flores, Eastern Indonesia. PhD diss. University of Adelaide.
  10. Butterworth, David J. Lessons of the Ancestors Ritual, Education and the Ecology of Mind in an Indonesian Community. PhD Diss. Melbourne University.
  11. Lewis, E. Douglas 1988. People of the source; The social and ceremonial order of Tana Wai Brama on Flores. PhD Diss. Anthropology Australian National University
  12. Lutz, Nancy Melissa 1986. Authoritative discourse : language and ideology in Adonara, East Indonesia. PhD diss. University of California, Berkeley.
  13. Modh, Sandra (2012). Lamaholot of East Flores: a study of a boundary community. DPhil. University of Oxford.
  14. Nagaya, Naonori 2013. The Lamaholot Language of Eastern Indonesia. PhD Diss. Rice University.
  15. Nakagawa, Satoshi 1989. The social organization of the Endenese of Central Flores, PhD Diss. Australian National University.
  16. Prior, John Mansford. 1987. “Church and Marriage in an Indonesian Village: A Study of Customary and Church Marriage among the Ata Lio of Central Flores, Indonesia, as a Paradigm of the Ecclesial Interrelationship between Village and Institutional Catholicism.” Ph.D diss. University of Birmingham
  17. Sudarmadi, T. 2014. Between colonial legacies and grassroots movements:: exploring cultural heritage practice in the Ngadha and Manggarai Region of Flores. Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
  18. Titu Eki, Ayub, 2002. International labour emigration from Eastern Flores Indonesia to Sabah Malaysia : a study of patterns, causes and consequences. PhD Diss. Univerisity of Adelaide.
  19. Molnar, Andrea Katalin 1994. The grandchildren of the Ga’e ancestors : the Hoga Sara of Ngada in West-Central Flores. PhD Diss. Australian National University.
  20. Tjitra, Emiliana 2001. Improving the diagnosis and treatment of malaria in eastern Indonesia. Phd diss. Northern Territory University
  21. Tule, Philipus 2001. Longing for the house of God, dwelling in the house of the ancestors : local belief, Christianity and Islam among the Kéo of Central Flores. PhD Diss. Anthropology, Australian National University
  22. Vischer, Michael P. 1992. Children of the black patola stone : origin structures in a domain on Palu’e Island (Eastern Indonesia), PhD Diss. Australian National University.
  23. Wejak, Justin Laba 2017. Secular, religious and supernatural: an Eastern Indonesian Catholic experience of fear (autoethnographic reflections on the reading of a New Order-era propaganda text). PhD Diss. University of Melbourne.
  24. Wera, Ewaldus 2017. Socio-economic modelling of rabies control in Flores Island, Indonesia. PhD Diss. Wageningen University.

Flores – Manggarai

  1. Allerton, Catherine Lucy 2001. Places, paths and persons : the landscape of kinship and history in southern Manggarai, Flores, Indonesia. PhD Diss. London School of Economics and Political Science (University of London)
  2. Erb, Maribeth 1987 When rocks were young and earth was soft: ritual and mythology in northeastern Manggarai. State University of New York, Stony Brook.
  3. Fretes, Yanca de 1996. Assessing the necessary width of buff zones: an ecological study in Ruteng strict nature reserve, Flores, Indonesia.  PhD Diss. Forestry, The University Of British Columbia.
  4. Gordon, J. 1975 The Manggarai: Economic and social transformation in an eastern Indonesian society. Ph.D. thesis, Harvard University, Cambridge MA.
  5. Graham, Penelope 1991. To follow the blood : the path of life in a domain of Eastern Flores, Indonesia / Penelope Graham. Thesis (Ph.D.)–Australian National University
  6. Moeliono, Moira M.M. 2000. The Drums of rural land tenure and the making of place in Manggarai, West Flores, Indonesia. Ph.D. Dissertation. University of Hawaii.
  7. Sudarmadi, T. 2014. Between colonial legacies and grassroots movements:: exploring cultural heritage practice in the Ngadha and Manggarai Region of Flores. Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam


  1. Adams, Marie Jeanne 1969. System and meaning in East Sumba textile design : a study in traditional Indonesian art. PhD Diss. Yale University.
  2. Adams, Ron L. 2007 The Megalithic Tradition of West Sumba, Indonesia: An Ethnoarchaeological Investigation of Megalith Construction. Simon Fraser University.
  3. Forshee, Jill Kathryn 1996. Powerful connections: Cloth, identity, and global links in East Sumba, Indonesia. University of California, Berkeley [Anthropology]
  4. Forth, Gregory L. 1980. Rindi : an ethnographic study of a traditional domain in Eastern Sumba. PhD diss. Oxford University.
  5. Forth, Christine E. 1982. An analysis of traditional narrative in eastern Sumba PhD Diss. University of Oxford
  6. Fowler, Cynthia Twyford 1999. The creolization of natives and exotics: the changing symbolic and functional character of culture and agriculture in Kodi, West Sumba (Indonesia). PhD Diss. Anthropology, University of Hawaii
  7. Hobgen, Sarah Elizabeth (2015). Understanding sediment sources to inform catchment management in data-poor regions : an example from Sumba, eastern Indonesia. PhD diss., Charles Darwin University.
  8. Hoskins, Janet. 1984. “Spirit Worship and Feasting in Kodi, West Sumba: Paths to Riches and Renown”. PhD diss., Harvard University
  9. Keane, Edward Webb Jr. 1990. The social life of representations: Ritual speech and exchange in Anakalang Sumba, eastern Indonesia. PhD Diss. Anthropology University of Chicago.
  10. Klamer, Margaretha AF. Kambera : a language of eastern Indonesia. PhD Diss. Vrije Universiteit te Amsterdam
  11. Kuipers, Joel 1982. Weyewa ritual speech : study of language and ceremonial interaction in eastern Indonesi. Ph.D Diss. Yale University
  12. Lee, Justine. 1995. Participation and pressure in the Mist Kingdom of Sumba : a local NGO’s approach to tree-planting. PhD Diss. University of Adelaide
  13. Mitchell, Istutiah Gunawan 1981. Hierarchy and balance [microform] : a study of Wanokaka social organization / Instutiah. PhD diss. Monash University
  14. Vel, Jacqueline 1994. The Uma-economy : indigenous economics and development work in Lawonda, Sumba (Eastern-Indonesia), PhD Diss.  Wageningen University.

Rote and Sabu

  1. Balukh, Jermy 2018. A grammar of Dhao, a minority Austronesian language of Eastern Indonesia. PhD Diss. University of Leiden.
  2. Fox. James J 1968. The Rotinese: A study of the social organisation of an eastern Indonesian people. PhD Diss. University of Oxford.
  3. Duggan, Geneviève. 2008. “Processes of Memory on the Island of Savu.” PhD Diss. NUS, Singapore
  4. Mahirta 2006. Human occupation on Rote and Sawu Islands, Nusa Tenggara Timur. PhD Diss. Australian National University
  5. Noach-Patty, Maria Agustina 1995. Gender, development and social change in Rote, eastern Indonesia. PhD Diss. University of Hull.
  6. Pellu, Lintje H. 2008. A domain united, a domain divided : an ethnographic study of social relations and social change among the people of Landu, East Rote, Eastern Indonesia. PhD Diss. Anthropology, Australian National University.
  7. Walker, Alan Trevor  1980. Sawu: a language of Eastern Indonesia. PhD Diss. Anthropology, Australian National University.
  8. Jaiteh, Vanessa 2017. Sharks are important, but so is rice”: Opportunities and challenges for shark fisheries management and livelihoods in eastern Indonesia. PhD diss., Murdoch University.

West Timor

  1. Benu, Fredrik Lukas 2003. Farm productivity and farmers’ welfare in West Timor, Indonesia. PhD Diss. Curtin University of Technology
  2. Campbell-Nelson, Karen 2003. Learning Resistance in West Timor. PhD Diss. School of Education, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
  3. Charlton, T.R., 1987. The Tectonic Evolution of  the Kolbano – Timor Trough    Accretionary Complex, Timor, Indonesia, Ph.D. Diss, London University.
  4. Coury, William Gerard 1999. An Exploration of the Impact of Economic Development on Indonesian Weavers and Their Handwoven Textiles: Insana, West Timor. PhD Diss. Education, Columbia University
  5. Damaledo, Andrey Yushard 2016. Divided loyalties : displacement, belonging and citizenship among East Timorese in West Timor. PhD Diss. Anthropology Australian National University
  6. De Rozari, Philiphi 2017. An Investigation into the Use of Biochar as a Media Amendment to Treat Sewage and the Feasibility of Constructed Wetland Ecotechnology in East Nusa Tenggara Province, Indonesia. PhD diss., Griffith University
  7. Djahimo, Santri Emilin Pingsaboi 2010. The physical, cultural and socio-economic contexts of educational innovation in rural and disadvantaged schools in Indonesia : a case study / Santri Emilin Pingsaboi Djahimo, PhD diss., Macquarie University.
  8. Ndoen, Marthen L. 2000. Migrants and entrepreneurial activities in peripheral Indonesia. PhD Diss. Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.
  9. Edwards, Owen David Ernest 2017. Metathesis and Unmetathesis: Parallelism and Complementary in Amarasi, an Austronesian Language western Timor. PhD Diss.  Australian National University
  10. Farram, Steven (2004). From ‘Timor Koepang’ to ‘Timor NTT’: a political history of West Timor, 1901-1967. PhD diss., Charles Darwin University.
  11. Francillon, Gerard 1967. Some matriarchic aspects of the social structure of the southern Tetun of middle Timor. PhD Diss. Anthropology Australian National University
  12. Glover, Ian 1972. Excavations in Timor:  A study of economic change and cultural continuity in prehistory. PhD Diss. Australian National University.
  13. Klinken, Catharina Lumien Van. 1997. A grammar of the Fehan dialect of Tetun, an Austronesian language of West Timor. PhD Diss. Australian National University.
  14. Kolimon, Mery, 2008. A Theology of Empowerment. Reflections from A West Timorese Perspective. Protestant Theological University Kampen.
  15. Li, Dominggus Elcid 2014. Silent suffering: the corporatist compromises and East Timorese camps after 1999.  Ph.D. thesis, University of Birmingham.
  16. Liu, Saryakus Paulus 2016. Kupang: Social Adaptability and Vulnerability across an urban rural continuum in West Timor. PhD diss. The Australian National University
  17. Mann, Tom 1996. Population movements, ethnicity and resource management in West Timor. PhD Diss. University of Adelaide.
  18. McWilliam, Andrew R 1989.Narrating the gate and the path: place and precedence in South West Timor. PhD Diss. Anthropology, Australian National University
  19. Mella, Welhelmus Isak Imanuel 2003. Genesis and Fertility of Alfisols and Mollisols formed on Raised Coral Reef in West Timor, Indonesia. PhD diss. Soil Science, University of Saskatchewan
  20. Mudita, Wayan I. (2013). Community biosecurity in West Timor, Indonesia : the role of local communities and governments in managing Huanglongbing and other diseases and pests of citrus. PhD diss., Charles Darwin University.
  21. Ndoen, Ermi M. L 2010. Environmental factors and an eco-epidemiological model of malaria in Indonesia, PhD Diss. Griffith University.
  22. Neonbasu, Gregor 2005. We seek our roots: oral tradition in Biboki, West Timor PhD Diss. Anthropology, Australian National University
  23. Ngongo, Yohanis (2011). The political ecology of agricultural development in West Timor, Indonesia PhD Thesis, School of Agriculture and Food Sciences, The University of Queensland.
  24. Ranimpi, Yulius Yusak 2016. Mental Health and Poverty in Binaus Village, West Timor, East Nusa Tenggara-Indonesia: An Indigenous Psychology Perspective
  25. Schulte-Nordholt, H G 1966. Het politieke systeem van de Atoni van Timor. PhD Diss. University of Amsterdam.
  26. Sopaheluwakan, Jan. 1990. Ophiolite obduction in the Mutis Complex, Timor, eastern Indonesia : an example of inverted, isobaric, medium-high pressure metamorphism. PhD Diss. Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.
  27. Stacey, Natasha E. 1999. Boats to burn: Bajo fishing activity in the Australian fishing zone. PhD Thesis, Northern Territory University.
  28. Tidey, Silvia. 2012. Performing the state everyday  practices corruption and reciprocity in middle indonesian civil service. PhD Diss. University of  Amsterdam
  29. Therik, Gerzon Tom 1995. Wehali: the four corner land : the cosmology and traditions of a Timorese ritual centre
  30. Tjoe, Yenny 2017. Sustaining livelihoods: an analysis of dryland communities in West Timor, Indonesia. PhD Diss. Griffith University.

NTT General

  1. Ardhana, I Ketut. 2000. Nusa Tenggara nach Einrichtung der Kolonialherrschaft 1915 bis 1950.  PhD Diss. Universität Passau.
  2. Fisher, Lawrence Alan 1999. Beyond the Berugaq: Conflict, Policy and Decision-Making in forest and conservation management in Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. PhD Diss. Cornell University
  3. Hajar, Siti (2017). The Complexities of Implementing Classroom-Based Action Research in a Remote School in Indonesia PhD Diss., School of Education, The University of Queensland. doi:10.14264/uql.2018.50
  4. Hutagalung, Stella Aleida 2015. Being Muslim in a Christian Town: Variety, Practices and Renewal. PhD Diss. Anthropology Australian National University
  5. Leslie, Edwina Elizabeth Crompton. 2013. Pig movements across eastern Indonesia and associated risk of classical swine fever transmission. PhD Diss. University of Sydney
  6. Malo Bulu, Petrus (2017) The Epidemiology of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza H5N1 in Chickens in Poultry From West Timor, Indonesia. Professional Doctorate thesis, Murdoch University.
  7. Reilly, Sean Bryant 2016. Historical Biogeography of Reptiles and Amphibians from the Lesser Sunda Islands of Indonesia. University of California, Berkeley.

*Thanks to P. Liu, J. Haning, S. Fanggidae, T. Tamelan for their suggestion for improvement.

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