Kathryn (Kathy) Robinson is an Emeritus Professor of Anthropology in the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific. Her primary research focus has centered on Indonesia, where she has delved into various social issues, including gender relations, the transition of youth into adulthood, marriage migration, mining, and everyday Islam. She has been diligently observing the evolution of these topics in Indonesia since the 1970s, employing anthropological, historical, and comparative frameworks. Some of her notable publications include “Stepchildren of Progress: The Political Economy of Development in an Indonesian Mining Town” (1986), “Gender, Islam, and Democracy in Indonesia” (2009), and edited volumes like “Land and Development in Indonesia” (co-edited with John McCarthy) in 2016. Kathy Robinson also holds the distinction of being the founding editor of The Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology. She received her PhD degree from the Australian National University.