Veronika Kusumaryati is a social anthropologist and artist working on the issues of Indigenous politics, conflict and violence, race/racism, and digital media. The geographic focus of her research is Indonesia, primarily West Papua, a self-identifying term referring to Indonesia’s easternmost provinces of Papua and West Papua, where she has conducted extensive fieldwork since 2012. She holds a Ph.D. in anthropology and film/visual studies from Harvard University. Her writings have been published in journals, such as Comparative Studies in Society and History and Critical Asian Studies. Her film work with Ernst Karel, “Expedition Content” was premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival and has been screened at Cinéma du Réel at the Centre Pompidou Paris, the Art of the Real, Lincoln Center New York, and Camden international Film Festival. She is an incoming assistant professor in anthropology and international studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (starting in the spring of 2023).