Visual Anthropologist

Senior Lecturer – Tropical Livelihoods and Landscapes

Deputy Director Development Practice Program

IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) Associate

Member of IUCN Committee - CEESP

Intu has a multidisciplinary background (Anthropology and Fine Arts). She has a Doctorat in Ethnology & Visual Anthropology from the University of Paris 7, France. She did her Bachelors and Masters degree in Fine Arts, Cinematography, and Ethnology at the Ecole National Superieure des Beaux-Arts and the University of Paris 7 in France.

Her work has focussed on the livelihoods and cultural diversity of indigenous peoples and their natural resource management practices.

She worked with multidisciplinary scientific teams in remote locations in numerous countries in the tropical rainforests region in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

Her research focus is on forest dependent people and coastal communities and she gives more attention to the balance between conservation and social, cultural and economic development. She has interests in traditional knowledge, cultural diversity, indigenous people’s rights and conservation.

Her work has been focusing on landscape scenarios discussions and negotiations using Visualization techniques and Stella/Vensim Modeling techniques to maximize the involvement of multi-stakeholder groups.

Her goal is to have an influence on global efforts to support indigenous people and communities to improve their livelihoods whilst retaining their cultural identity, diversity, natural assets and traditional knowledge. 

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ResearchOnline@JCU stores 30+ research outputs authored by Dr Intu Boedhihartono from 2008 onwards.


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These Higher Degree Research projects are either current or by students who have completed their studies within the past 5 years at JCU. Linked titles show theses available within ResearchOnline@JCU.

  • Governing Landscape Transitions in Cambodia (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • Wildlife Hunting, Alternative Protein Sources and Biodiversity Conservation on The Bird’s Head Peninsula of West Papua, Indonesia (PhD , Associate Advisor)

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