Laurie J. Sears is the author and editor of books and articles about history, literature, and the politics of empire in 20th century Indonesia. Her publications include Shadows of Empire: Colonial Discourse and Javanese Tales, which won the Harry Benda Book Award of the Association for Asian Studies in 1999, and the editor of Fantasizing the Feminine in Indonesia. Another edited volume,Knowing Southeast Asian Subjects, appeared in 2007. Her new book, Situated Testimonies: Dread and Enchantment in an Indonesian Literary Archive, is forthcoming in 2013 from the University of Hawai’i Press. Laurie Sears is a Professor in the University of Washington History Department where she teaches historiography, feminist methodologies, and Indonesian histories. She is also the Director of the Center for Southeast Asian Studies of the Jackson School of International Studies.
Sears is the moderator for the Panel: Art Markets.