Name: Liana Chua

Affiliation: Anthropology, Brunel University London

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Statement of interest: I have worked in Malaysian Borneo since 2003, focusing particularly on religious conversion, ethnic politics, landscape, development, resettlement and indigenous rights. My current research examines the social, political and cultural dimensions of orangutan conservation as a global nexus encompassing a disparate range of players, among them UK-based charities, conservation scientists and small villages in Borneo and Sumatra. Among other things, I am working on a new collaborative project on orangutan killing in rural Borneo, and am interested in exploring further cross-disciplinary/cross-sector opportunities with conservationists and others. I am also available for consultancy work and outreach/public engagement. For further information, please see

Geographical/topical areas of interest: Southeast Asia, Borneo, Malaysia, Bidayuh, landscape, development, resettlement, indigenous rights/issues, conservation, environmentalism.