Timo Duile is researcher and lecturer at the Institute for Oriental- and Asian Studies at Bonn University, Germany. He studied political science, philosophy and cultural anthropology and obtained his PhD in Southeast Asian Studies. For his doctoral thesis he conducted fieldwork in West Kalimantan, Indonesia, during which he was a guest researcher at the Universitas Tanjungpura in Pontianak, Indonesia. His research focuses on environmental conflicts, identity politics, processes of democratization, and postcolonial theories.