Kankan Xie

Kankan Xie

Ethnographer, Transparency for Development (T4D)
Kankan

Kankan Xie is a PhD candidate in Southeast Asian Studies at University of California, Berkeley, where he studies various historical and contemporary issues of Indonesia with a special focus on investigating the movements and networks of radical intellectuals across and beyond the Archipelago. Besides the dissertation project, Kankan has developed a strong interest in rural development of the region since 2008, when he worked for a grassroots NGO in a poverty-stricken village in West Java. He holds an MA in Asian Studies from Cornell University and a BA in Malay Language & Literature from Beijing Foreign Studies University, China.