Sukmana Putri, MA Wigke

Wigke Capri A. Sukmana Putri (Wigke) is a PhD researcher at the Institute of Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology (CADS), Leiden University, and KITLV. Working in the field of the anthropology of climate change and environmental justice in Southeast Asia, her research explores Islam and religious beliefs on practices and knowledge of climate change to decolonise climate regimes.

Wigke earned a bachelor’s degree in Politics and Government Sciences from Universitas Gadjah Mada (2008) and a master’s degree in Environmental and Sustainable Development from the International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus Rotterdam University (2017). Her previous work on gender; water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH); and energy politics brought her to be educated at the Department of Politics at the University of Oslo and the School of Public Policy, Central European University (2015). And taking her to be part of the Australia Indonesia Centre Knowledge Network.

Aiming to decolonise climate regimes and to bring different sets of knowledge to the climate table, she explores on knowledge and practices of many faces of Islam and local beliefs to bring (re)imagination of the world otherwise to (re)connecting with nonhuman(s). Wigke serves her work as a reflective practice where her life stretches into many faces of Islam and Javanism.

Before coming to Leiden, she was a lecturer at the Department of Politics and Government at the Universitas Gadjah Mada. She also contributed as a consultant to the government, international donors, and the grassroots.

Selected publications

‘Merebut kembali legitimasi agama dalam perubahan iklim’, in: Poppy S. Winanti (ed.), Megashift dalam kajian sosial dan politik di Indonesia. Forthcoming.

With Abdul Gaffar Karim, ‘The meaning-making of Islamic leaders in climate policy and practices in Indonesia’, conference paper at the Farewell Symposium – Prof. Nico Kaptein ‘From the past to the future: Islam and religious authority in Indonesia’, 29-30 August 2023. Forthcoming.

With B. Batubara, W. Hadipuro,  M. Belland, M. Kooy,  M. Karmilah, M. Sahib, N. Ardhianie & S. Rukayah, ‘Taking the city to its best – eco-community: Solving land subsidence in Jakarta and Semarang, Java’, Space and culture. India: 2022.

With Joash Tapiheru, ‘The politics of citizenship and welfare: Countering “extractivism” in resource-rich regions in Indonesia’, in: Eric Hiariej & Kristian Stoke (eds.),  The politics of citizenship in Indonesia. Springer: Singapore, 2022.

With Ward Berenschot & Devy Dhian Cahyati, ‘A quiet revolution? Village head elections and the democratization of rural Indonesia’, Journal of Critical Asian Studies. 2020.

‘A sustainable ecology movement: Catholicism and indigenous religion united against mining in Manggarai, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia’, PCD Journal 8-1. 2020.