is senior researcher at the Van Vollenhoven Institute at the University of Leiden, specializing in local governance in Indonesia. She wrote her PhD dissertation “The Uma Economy” on the rules and logics of the local rural economy in Sumba (1994 - updated Indonesian translation in 2010). Research interests include the Village Law, land law and local politics (“Uma Politics” 2008). Since June 2019 she is coordinator of the project “Strengthening legal education in Eastern Indonesia” (NUFFIC).