Center for Southeast Asian Social Studies proudly presents MMAT 2022 Summer Course Program with the theme of “(Re)constructing Southeast Asia: The Narrative of ASEAN Identity which carries the spirit of understanding Southeast Asia from within the region.

Southeast Asia is not a mere geographical space with a passive role but rather an increasingly active agent  who engages in the international political discourse, covering political, economic, social and cultural dynamics, as well as, security issues.

The preconception of Southeast Asia being able to become an agent is reflected within the political decision taken by leaders of Southeast Asian countries who present themselves as a singular community, namely the ASEAN Community, which entered into force in 2016.

In spite of the constant debate regarding the conception of community in the ASEAN, the political decision to create such a community has fostered the emergence of a Southeast Asian identity not only among political leaders but also civil society and economic actors. Alongside the increase of activities conducted by political leaders of ASEAN member states, there has also been a rapid increase of activities promoted by civil society.

Meanwhile, ironically the level of interest and the number of studies conducted by academics regarding Southeast Asia are mostly developed outside the region. In response to this situation, Center for Southeast Asian Social Studies (CESASS) UGM took the initiative to organize the workshops on “Teaching & Researching Southeast Asia” also known as the MMAT Program which started in 2014. This year, CESASS UGM will hold its MMAT 2021 program as a Summer Course,  allowing not only the researcher and lecturer to participate, but also students, enabling them to broaden their perspective on the Southeast Asia region.


  • Developing Southeast Asia as knowledge building
  • Encouraging the development of methodologies in Southeast Asian studies in Indonesia
  • Building a community and multidisciplinary academic network with a focus on Southeast Asian studies
  • Encourage and facilitate the publication of works of Indonesian scientists about Southeast Asian


  • Having a strong interest in the study of the Southeast Asian region
  • Open to all disciplines
  • Committed to participating in the whole series of activities until completion


Department of Communication Science, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Universitas Gadjah Mada


  1.  Undergraduate or graduate students
  2.  Researchers, practitioners, or professionals interested in SEA issues
  1. E-Certificate of Participation
  2. Transferrable to 3 Credits
  3. Networking from all over the world
  4. Experience of learning multi-perspectives from international lecturers & classmates

The scholarship applies for participants under the following criteria:

1. Undergraduates / graduates / doctoral students from our partners
2. Active students in their country of citizenship in the time of enrollment
3. Students of the lecturers of the summer course

For those who fulfill the above criteria please fill the ‘Financial Statement’ form later with your Referee Name or Institution Name.
Please check the list of our partnerships here.







Drs. Muhadi Sugiono, M.A.

(Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia) (Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia)






Dr. phil. Vissia Ita Yulianto

(Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia)






Dr. Deasy Simandjuntak

(National Chengchi University, Taiwan)






Prof. Dr. Timothy Williams

(Chairman of Research Centre RISK University of the Bunderwehr Munich, Germany)






Prof. Naoki Umemiya

(Center for Global Education and Discovery Sophia University, Japan)






Prof. Ben Murtagh

(University of London, United Kingdom)






Prof. Dr. Mohammad Reevany Bustami

(Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia)






Sharifah Munirah Alatas, Ph.D

(National University of Malaysia, Malaysia)






Prof. Dr. phil. Hermin Indah Wahyuni, S.I.P., M.Si

(Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia)






Dr. Kosuke Mizuno

(Kyoto University, Japan)






Budi Irawanto, M.A., Ph.D

(Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia)






Prof. Gu Bo-Kyeung

(Busan University of Foreign Studies, South Korea)






I Gusti Agung Made Wardana S.H., LL.M., Ph.D.

(Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia)






Dr. Kar Yen Leong

(Tamkang University, Taiwan)






Prof. Jian-Bang Deng

(Tamkang University, Taiwan)






Prof. Emeritus Maria Serena Icasiano Diokno

(University of the Philippines and SEASREP, The Philippines)



1 – 20 August 2022 (3 weeks)



Session 1: 13.00 – 14.30 (Jakarta Time/GMT +7)

Session 2: 15.00 – 16.30 (Jakarta Time/GMT +7)



Virtual Courses / Zoom Webinar and Meetings

Opening of MMAT 2022 Summer Course Program: “(RE)CONSTRUCTING SOUTHEAST ASIA: The Narrative of ASEAN Identity”




Date Time (GMT+7) Topic/title Instructor
August 1st, 2022 13.00 – 13.30 Opening Program Prof. Dr. phil. Hermin Indah Wahyuni CESASS UGM
13.30 – 15.00 The Ontology of Southeast Asia Prof. Emeritus Maria Serena Icasiano Diokno
August 2nd, 2022 13.00 – 14.30 Multi-layered Southeast Asia: A Challenge and an Opportunity Drs. Muhadi Sugiono, M.A.
August 3rd, 2022 13.00 – 14.30 Narratives and Identity in Remembering the Past in Cambodia Prof. Dr. Timothy Williams
August 4th, 2022 13.00 – 14.30 (to be confirm) (to be confirm)
August 5th, 2022 13.00 – 14.30 (to be confirm) (to be confirm)
August 8th, 2022 13.00 – 14.30 Looking Southeast Asia Through Filmic Lens Budi Irawanto, Ph.D
August 9th, 2022 13.00 – 14.30 Gender and Methodological Issues in Researching Southeast Asia Prof. Ben Murtagh
August 10th, 2022 13.00 – 14.30 (to be confirm) (to be confirm)
August 11th, 2022 13.00 – 14.30 Neoliberalizing Cultural Landscapes: Bali’s Agrarian Heritage I Gusti Agung Made Wardana, Ph.D
August 12th, 2022 13.00 – 14.30 Peatland & Climate Change in Indonesia Dr. Kosuke Mizuno
August 15th, 2022 13.00 – 14.30 (to be confirm) (to be confirm)
August 16th, 2022 13.00 – 14.30 International Cooperation in Higher Education in Southeast Asia Prof. Naoki Umemiya
August 18th, 2022 13.00 – 14.30 Islam in the Malay World Prof. Dr. Mohammad Reevany Bustami
Religious Nationalism: Uncivil Society and Contentious Politics in Southeast Asia Dr. Deasy Simandjuntak
August 19th, 2022 13.00 – 14.30 Southeast Asian Migrants in Taiwan Prof. Jian Bang Deng
August 20th, 2022 13.00 – 14.30 (to be confirm) Dr. Sharifah Munirah Alatas
14.30 – 15.30 Wrapping
What we have learnt from the summer course specifically on the Narrative of ASEAN Identity?
Drs. Muhadi Sugiono, M.A

Dr. phil. Vissia Ita Yulianto

15.30 – 16.00 Closing Program CESASS UGM

Closing of MMAT 2022 Summer Course Program: “(RE)CONSTRUCTING SOUTHEAST ASIA: The Narrative of ASEAN Identity”


Register yourself as a participant!

1. Payment can be done by transfering the fee to:

    • Bank Account: BNI
    • Name Account : Pusat Studi Sosial Asia Tenggara UGM
    • Account Number: 0287988592

2. Filling out the registration form ( or the red button below

3. Participants receive Letter of Acceptance

4. Participants are ready to start the MMAT 2022 Summer Course Program

  1. Color scan of passport (personal information page)
  2. Official passport-sized photograph
  3. CV
  4. Transcript (if any)
  5. Student ID Card (if any)
  6. Motivation Letter
  • IDR 750.000 ( 54 USD) for local students
  • IDR 1.000.000 ( 72 USD) for international students
  • IDR 1.500.000 (108 USD) for researchers, practitioners, or professionals
  • FREE for CESASS UGM partner’s students


How to pay?

Name of bank : Bank Negara Indonesia (BNI)
Name of account : Pusat Studi Sosial Asia Tenggara UGM
Account number : 0287988592
Currency : IDR
Swift code : BNINIDJA
  • Registration Deadline: July 20, 2022
  • Payment deadline: July 25, 2022
  • MMAT 2022 Summer Course Program: 1 – 20 August 2022

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