Patricia Spyer is Professor of Anthropology at The Graduate Institute Geneva that she joined in 2016. She was the Chair of Cultural Anthropology of Contemporary Indonesia at Leiden University (2001-15), Global Distinguished Professor at New York University’s Center for Religion & Media and Department of Anthropology (2009-12), Visiting Scholar at New York University – Shanghai’s Center for Global Asia in 2017, and Visiting Fellow at the Humanities Research Centre of the Australian National University in 2014. She is the author of The Memory of Trade: Modernity’s Entanglements on an Eastern Indonesian Island, Duke 2000, editor of Border Fetishisms: Material Objects in Unstable Spaces, Routledge 1998, co-editor of the Handbook of Material Culture, Sage 2013  and of Images That Move, SAR Press, 2013. She has published, among other topics, on media and visual culture, materiality, violence, and religion. She is completing a book called Orphaned Landscapes: Violence, Visuality and the Work on Appearances in Post-Authoritarian Indonesia for Fordham University Press and has begun a new research project on Archives of the Everyday. Among other board and editorial appointments, she is vice-chair of the board of the Prince Claus Fund, a member of the Advisory Council of the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, an editorial board member of the Annual Review of Anthropology and of positions: asia critique.