Roxana Waterson

Roxana Waterson is a social anthropologist (Ph.D. Cambridge, 1981) and Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology, NUS. She has done fieldwork with the Sa’dan Toraja people of Sulawesi (Indonesia) since 1978. Her publications include The Living House: An Anthropology of Architecture in Southeast Asia (4th edition, Tuttle, 2009); Southeast Asian Lives: Personal Narratives and Historical Experience (Singapore Athens: NUS Press/Ohio University Press, 2007); and Paths and Rivers: Sadan Toraja Society in Transformation (Leiden: KITLV, 2009). She has a special interest in social memory and life narrative research and has published articles on social memory, trauma, testimony and reconciliation.