Aimee Dawis teaches courses in cultural studies, qualitative research methods, ethnography, postmodernism and media and identity at the University of Indonesia’s Department of Communication within the School of Political and Social Sciences.
She holds a Ph.D. in Media Ecology from New York University, an MPS (Master’s of Professional Studies) in Communication from Cornell University, and a B.A. in Communication Arts from Loyola Marymount University.
Her first book, The Chinese of Indonesia and Their Search for Identity: The Relationship between Collective Memory and the Media was based on her doctoral dissertation at NYU. It was published by Cambria Press, NY in 2009. An Indonesian version of the book was published by PT. Gramedia, the biggest Indonesian publishing house, in 2010. Her second book, Portraits of Inspiring Chinese-Indonesian Women, was first published by PT. Gramedia in Indonesia as a bilingual book (English and Indonesian) in 2012. An international version of the book, with an updated introduction, was published by Tuttle Publishing in March 2014.
Apart from these books, Dawis also regularly publishes her work on the ethnic Chinese in Indonesia, Indonesia-China relations, the overseas Chinese diaspora and media studies.