Dr Soe Tjen Marching
Soe Tjen Marching was born and grew up in Surabaya, Indonesia. She completed her Ph.D in Southeast Asian Studies at Monash University, Australia. After lecturing for several years at different universities in Australia, she moved to the UK and started teaching at SOAS in 2016. Her research interests are the study of languages, gender studies in Indonesia, Indonesian literature, and Indonesian history and politics especially in relation to the 1965 genocide.
Besides being an academic, Soe Tjen is also a creative writer and an award winning composer. She has published several poems and short stories in English and Indonesian, and published three novels in Indonesian. One of her poems won third place at the competition held by Ballarat City Council in Australia. As a composer, she won a national competition for Indonesian Contemporary Composers held by the German Embassy. One of her compositions has been released in the CD Asia Piano Avantgarde: Indonesia.