Dr Thomas Barker

Dr Thomas Barker
Media, Languages and Cultures

Expertise summary

Analyst of media and social change in SE Asia with a focus on Indonesian cinema. Trained in sociology with research interests in cities, media ownership, Islam, and transnational cinema. Author of "Indonesian Cinema After the New Order: Going Mainstream" (HKU Press, 2019).

Research Institute: UoNARI Malaysia.

University links: National Cheng Chi University, Taiwan University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), USA Universitas Indonesia, Indonesia Airlangga University, Surabaya, Indonesia BINUS University, Indonesia.

More information can be found on Dr Barker's webpage.

Consultancy and Research:  Dr Barker is happy to explore opportunities to undertake consultancy and research work with external organisations.

Policy credentials

"Censorship and its impact on the Screen Industries in Malaysia", a report for the Freedom Film Network (FFN), Malaysia 2020-21.

Media credentials

Festival Film Dokumenter, Malaysia.

Industry credentials

Advisory Board Member, National Film Development Corporation (FINAS), Malaysia.


Thomas Barker

Areas of expertise

Social media



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