Dr Elisabeth Kramer

Dr Elisabeth Kramer

Scientia Fellow (Level C)
  • PhD (Sydney)

  • MA International and Community Development (Deakin)

  • BScience (Geography)/BArts (Asian Studies)(Hons I) (Sydney) 

Arts, Design & Architecture
School of Social Sciences

Dr Elisabeth Kramer is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Social Sciences, a Scientia Fellow and an ARC DECRA Fellow (2023).

Elisabeth began her academic career researching corruption and anticorruptionism in Indonesian elections but her research interests have since broadened, sitting at the scholarly intersection between politics, policy and interest-based advocacy, with a focus on Indonesia. She has been awarded research grants from the Australian Research Council and the Department of Education and Training (Endeavour Program) to support her research. She currently holds two Australian Research Council grants focused on therapeutic opioid policy and use and the political dynamics of tobacco regulation in Indonesia.

Elisabeth's first monograph The Candidate's Dilemma: Anticorruptionism and Money Politics in Indonesian Elections (Cornell University Press, 2022) delves into the lived experiences of candidates to offer a nuanced study of how the political and personal intersect when it comes to money politics, anticorruptionism, and electoral campaigning in Indonesia.

Elisabeth has held Visiting Fellowships at Harvard University (Global Center for Tobacco Control), Chiang Mai University, and University of Indonesia.

Prior to commencing her academic career Elisabeth, worked in a variety of industries including the public service, international development, NGOs and ESL teaching. She was previously the Deputy Director at the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre (SSEAC) at the University of Sydney and remains an Honorary Associate at the School of Languages and Culture at the University of Sydney. Elisabeth is of Indonesian heritage and is proficient in Indonesian language.

Room 145 Morven Brown Building
  • Books | 2022
    Kramer E, 2022, The Candidate's Dilemma Anticorruptionism and Money Politics in Indonesian Election Campaigns, Cornell University Press
    Books | 2022
    Kramer E, 2022, The Candidate's Dilemma, Cornell University Press, http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/9781501764042
  • Book Chapters | 2019
    Kramer E, 2019, 'Chapter Two. Democratization and Indonesia’s Anticorruption Movement', in Activists in Transition, Cornell University Press, pp. 41 - 60, http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/9781501742491-005
  • Journal articles | 2024
    Kramer E; Dibley T; Tsaputra A, 2024, 'Choosing from the citizens’ toolbox: disability activists as political candidates in Indonesia’s 2019 general elections', Disability and Society, 39, pp. 85 - 104, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09687599.2022.2060800
    Journal articles | 2024
    Trisnowati H; Ahsan A; Kramer E, 2024, 'Youth empowerment in tobacco control: community-based participatory research in rural Indonesia', Health Education, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/HE-05-2023-0050
    Journal articles | 2023
    Kramer E; Ahsan A; Rees VW, 2023, 'Policy incoherence and tobacco control in Indonesia: An analysis of the national tobacco-related policy mix', Tobacco Control, 32, pp. 410 - 417, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2021-056633
    Journal articles | 2023
    Kramer E; Masduki M; Rosemary R; Maryani E; Nurhajati L; Redjeki AMS, 2023, 'How Do National Laws Filter Down to the Local? Tobacco Control Regulations and Smoke Free Areas in a Decentralised Indonesia', Journal of Current Southeast Asian Affairs, 42, pp. 216 - 241, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/18681034231185159
    Journal articles | 2022
    Ahsan A; Afin R; Amalia N; Hindriyani M; Jacinda AR; Kramer E, 2022, 'FCTC ratification, smoking prevalence, and GDP per capita: lessons for Indonesia and the rest of the world', Globalization and Health, 18, pp. 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12992-022-00810-y
    Journal articles | 2021
    Ahsan A; Kramer E; Adani N; Muhammad A; Amalia N, 2021, 'The politics of funding universal healthcare: Diverting local tobacco taxes to subsidise the national health scheme in Indonesia', Asia and the Pacific Policy Studies, 8, pp. 351 - 366, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/app5.334
    Journal articles | 2021
    Kramer E; Stoicescu C, 2021, 'An uphill battle: A case example of government policy and activist dissent on the death penalty for drug-related offences in Indonesia', International Journal of Drug Policy, 92, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.drugpo.2021.103265
    Journal articles | 2020
    Kramer E, 2020, 'BOOK REVIEW: Indonesia: State & Society in Transition, by Jemma Purdey, Antje Missbach and Dave McRae', Contemporary Southeast Asia, 42, pp. 129 - 131, http://dx.doi.org/10.1355/cs42-1h
    Journal articles | 2017
    Kelly PF; Kramer E; Tungohan E; Go CO; Morris-Jung J; Caouette D, 2017, 'Expertise, embodiment, and the dilemmas of activist research in Southeast Asia', Critical Asian Studies, 49, pp. 428 - 436, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14672715.2017.1339444
    Journal articles | 2017
    Kramer E, 2017, 'Reflections on academic activism against the death penalty for drug traffickers in Indonesia', Critical Asian Studies, 49, pp. 451 - 454, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14672715.2017.1339454
    Journal articles | 2014
    Kramer E, 2014, 'A fall from Grace? "Beef-gate" and the case of Indonesia's Prosperous Justice Party', Asian Politics and Policy, 6, pp. 555 - 576, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/aspp.12137
    Journal articles | 2014
    Kramer E, 2014, 'A letter from Jakarta', RIMA: Review of Indonesian and Malaysian Affairs, 48, pp. 207 - 214
    Journal articles | 2013
    Kramer E, 2013, 'When news becomes entertainment: Representations of corruption in Indonesia’s media and the implication of scandal', Media Asia, 40, pp. 60 - 72, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01296612.2013.11689951
  • Recorded / Rendered Creative Works | 2024
    Kramer E; Welker M, 2024, Talking Indonesia Podcast - Kretek Capitalism, Talking Indonesia, Sydney, Editor(s): Kramer E, Podcast, Published: 07 May 2024, Duration: 00:43:31, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works, https://soundcloud.com/talking-indonesia/marina-welker-kretek-capitalism
    Recorded / Rendered Creative Works | 2023
    Kramer E, 2023, Talking Indonesia Podcast: Bureaucratic Reform, Editor(s): Kramer E, Podcast, Published: 14 August 2023, Duration: 00:29:56, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works, https://soundcloud.com/talking-indonesia/reforming-the-bureacracy
    Recorded / Rendered Creative Works | 2023
    Kramer E, 2023, Talking Indonesia Podcast: Pathways To Extremism, Editor(s): Kramer E, Podcast, Published: 15 September 2023, Duration: 00:30:20, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works, https://soundcloud.com/talking-indonesia/julie-chernov-hwang-pathways
    Recorded / Rendered Creative Works | 2023
    Kramer E, 2023, Talking Indonesia Podcast: Religion, Gender and Migrant Worker Identity, Editor(s): Kramer E, Podcast, Published: 16 November 2023, Duration: 00:30:34, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works, https://soundcloud.com/talking-indonesia/lailatul-fitryah-religion-gender-migrant-worker-identity
    Recorded / Rendered Creative Works | 2023
    Kramer E, 2023, Talking Indonesia: Natural Disasters and Ancient Beliefs, Editor(s): Kramer E, Podcast, Published: 08 June 2023, Duration: 00:29:34, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works, https://soundcloud.com/talking-indonesia
    Other | 2023
    Purdey J; van Klinken G (ed.), 2023, What now? The Future of Inside Indonesia, , https://www.insideindonesia.org/editions/edition-154-oct-dec-2023/what-now
    Other | 2018

  • INSPIRE grant (2023) (Udayana University International Partnership for Institution-Based Research) - Rp299,932,000 ($30,293.13) - Collaborative Approaches to Patients with Cancer in Palliative Care in Community Settings.

  • ARC DECRA (DE2023) - $403,553 - Politics of Tobacco Policy in Indonesia. 

  • ARC Linkage (LP22) - $159,067 – Socio-cultural Factors and the Use of Therapeutic Opioids in Indonesia.

  • 2019 Endeavour Cheung Kong Research Leadership Award from Department of Education and Training - $20,000

  • 2019 Visiting Fellowship at the Global Center for Tobacco Control, Harvard University - $5000

  • Nominated for the ICAS Book Prize 2023 (for The Candidate's Dilemma)

  • Endeavour Cheung Kong Research Leadership Award, Australian Government Department of Education (2019)

  • Harvard Mobility Grant (2019)

  • University of Sydney Vice-Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence, Outstanding Educational Engagement and Innovation (2017)

  • Postgraduate Teaching Fellowship, University of Sydney (2014)

  • Prime Minister’s Australia-Asia Endeavour Award, Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (2012)