Professor Michele Ford is the Director of the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre, a university-wide multidisciplinary center at the University of Sydney, Australia. Her research focuses labor and other social movements in Southeast Asia. Michele is the author of From Migrant to Worker: Global Unions and Temporary Labor Migration in Asia (Cornell ILR Press 2019) and Workers and Intellectuals: NGOs, Trade Unions and the Indonesian Labour Movement (NUS/Hawaii/KITLV 2009), and co-author of Labor and Politics in Indonesia (Cambridge 2020). She is also the editor of Social Activism in Southeast Asia (Routledge 2013) and the co-editor of several volumes including Activists in Transition: Progressive Politics in Democratic Indonesia (Cornell SEAP 2019) and Beyond Oligarchy: Wealth, Power, and Contemporary Indonesian Politics (Cornell SEAP 2014). In addition to her research work, Michele is the President of RC44 (Labor Movements) of the International Sociological Association. She has also engaged in extensive consultancy work for the international labor movement and the Australian government. She currently sits on the Advisory Boards of the Indonesia Project (Australian National University), the Asia Research Institute (National University of Singapore) and the Global Asia Research Center (National Taiwan University).
Professor Michele Ford is the Director of the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre, a university-wide multidisciplinary center at the University of Sydney, Australia.