This section collects most of the writings by Rosalia Sciortino since her student years in the mid 1980s and early 1990s until now.  The section is divided by types of publications, namely: journal and book articles, books, opinion pieces in media, and a generic sub-section of “others”.  A dedicated sub-section is continuously updated to show her most recent work for a period of two years.

Whenever possible files of publications have been provided. For articles, this is generally the case, but for books, files are mostly unavailable as they could not be scanned in their entirety. Edited books are in the process of being included so the collection is still incomplete. Few early works could no longer be found, but are mentioned in the complete list of publications below for readers’ reference.


2020 [with Fabio Saini] “Towards a comprehensive narrative and response to COVID-19 in Southeast Asia” Social Sciences and Humanities Open (SSHO) Volume 2, Issue 1,
2020 “Sexual and reproductive health and rights for all in Southeast Asia: more than SDGs aspirations” Culture, Health & Sexuality Issue Vol 22(7) pp. 744-761,
DOI: 10.1080/13691058.2020.1718213
2020 [with Suchada Thaweesit] “The invisible intersectionality of female gender in Thailand’s response to the HIV epidemic”, Culture, Health & Sexuality, Vol 22(7), pp. 762-777
2020 [with Oosterhoff, P., Hoang, T.A. & Aggleton, P.] “Justice in sexual and reproductive health” Culture, Health & Sexuality, Vol 22(7), pp. 741-743
2020 “COVID-19 and the Unfinished Agenda of Funding Zoonotic Diseases in Southeast Asia.” New Mandala Insight, 7 May -agenda-of-funding-zoonotic-diseases-in-southeast-asia/
2020 “COVID-19 and the Unfinished Agenda of Funding Zoonotic Diseases in Southeast Asia.” New Mandala Insight, 7 May of-funding-zoonotic-diseases-in-southeast-asia/
2020 “COVID-19 Response Ignores Social Context at Our Peril” The Jakarta Post, Insight, 6 April insight-covid-19-response-ignores-social-context-at-our-peril.html
2020 “COVID-19 Response Ignores Social Context at Our Peril”. The Bangkok Tribune, 26 April at-our-peril/
2019 “Asie du Sud-Est: étranglement financier de la société civile” In Alternatives Sud, Asie: Des Pouvoirs et Des Lutes; Points de Vue du Sud Vol. 26, no. 4, pp. 51-68
2019 “Chapter 5 The Policy Implications of Population and Development Trends in Thailand”. In Office of the National Economic and Social Development Council et al 25 Years after the ICPD: Population and Development for a Sustainable Future in Thailand. Bangkok: UNFPA, pp. 122-145 _final-191217.pdf
2019 Fabric of Being; Asia Africa Textile Exhibition at the Nairobi Summit on ICPD25. Jakarta: Yayasan Pustaka Obor Indonesia
2019 “Indonesian Voters Celebrate Democracy in Bangkok” Opinion piece in The Jakarta Post, voters-celebrate-democracy-in-bangkok.html
2019 “Unspoken challenges of ASEAN: Jakarta Post contributor” Opinion piece in The Straits Times, The Asian Voice, 21 February of-asean-jakarta-post-contributor
2019  “Unspoken Challenges of ASEAN” Opinion piece in the Jakarta Post, 21 February -challenges-of-asean.html
2018 “Regolarizzazione senza legalita e senza protezione per i migranti in Italia.” In RISE, Issue 3/3, Torino World Affairs Institute, 6 December (online journal) integrazione-per-i-migranti-in-thailandia/
2018 “Ombre Umane. Profughi in Thailandia. In InThailandia Vol. 5, October, pp. 64-66
2018 “Wielding the Purse String of Southeast Asian Civil Society”. New Mandala, Australian National University. July
2018 “Scapegoating the ‘Other’ in Southeast Asia”. Opinion piece in the Jakarta Post, 11 February -the-other-in-southeast-asia.html
2018 “Scapegoating the ‘Other’ in Southeast Asia”. Opinion piece in Asia Views, 11 February
2017 “Philanthropy in Southeast Asia: Between Charitable Values, Corporate Interests, and Development Aspirations”. Austrian Journal of South-East Asian Studies, 10(2), 139-163.
2017 “Philanthropy, giving, and development in Southeast Asia”. Austrian Journal of South-East Asian Studies, 10(2), 129-138.
2017 “Wayang o Dalang? Il biennio della presidenza Jokowi tra pressioni e manovre.” In RISE, Issue 2/1, Torino World Affairs Institute, 21 February  (online journal) presidenza-jokowi-tra-pressioni-e-manovre/
2017 (with Dede Oetomo) “The LGBT community: Youngest stepchild?” Opinion piece in the Jakarta Post, 11 January. community-youngest-stepchild.html
2016 “Learning Across Boundaries”: Grant-making Activism in the Greater Mekong Sub-Region. In Oscar Salemink (ed). Scholarship and Engagement in Mainland Southeast Asia. Chiang Mai: Silkworm Press: 141-166
2016 “ASEAN Governance: Is there a Future for Civil Society?” Opinion piece in the Jakarta Post, 19 November. future-civil-society
2016 “Whose Healthy ASEAN Community?” Opinion piece in the Jakarta Post, 3 June asean-community.html
2016 “Protection’ for low-skilled migrants leads to abuse”. Opinion piece in the Jakarta Post: 2 May for-low-skilled-migrants-leads-to-abuse.html
2015 (with R Tjong) “Health Human Resources: A Critical yet Challenging Pathway to Universal Health Coverage in Indonesia.” World Health & Population, Vol. 16, No. 1, pp 49-60
2015 “Kebebasan Beragama: Hak Setiap Pasangan (Religious Freedom: A Right for Every Couple?)”. In Ayu Mellisa & Husni Mubarok (eds) Agama, Kebangsaan dan Demokrasi (Religion, Nation and Democracy). Jakarta: PUSAD: 95-127
2015 “Thailandia-Italia: Emigrazione al Femminile” (Female Migration) InThailandia Vol 2, May 2015, pp. 34-36
2015 Opinion pieces in the Jakarta Post “Arts clouded in smoke” (26 September 2015)
2015 “Constitutional court fails to give girls better protection” Opinion pieces in the Jakarta Post (20 June 2015) constitutional-court-fails-give-girls-better-protection.html
2014 (with S. Srivirojana, S. Punpuing, C. Robinson and P. Vapattanawong. Marginalization, Morbidity and Mortality: A Case Study of Myanmar Migrants in Ranong Province, Thailand. Journal of Population and Social Studies, Volume 22 Number 1 January 2014: 35-52
2014 Mengenang Gus Dur: Dari Mitra Memajukan Kesehatan Reproduksi ke Teman Keluarga (Remembering Gus Dur: From Ally in Advancing Reproductive Health to Family Friend” in Alai Najib (Ed) Gus Dur di Mata Perempuan (Gus Dur in Women’s Eyes). Yogyakarta: Gading Publishing pp. 253-270
2014 “A child, but old enough to be a bride”. Opinion piece in the Jakarta Post (20 October 2014) -be-a-bride.html
2014 “Beware of Returning to Population Control”. Opinion piece in the Jakarta Post (8 April 2014) returning-population-control.html
2014 “Women and universal health care”. Opinion piece in the Jakarta Post (8 March 2014) universal-health-care.html
2014 [with C. Hayling] “Winner takes all in Southeast Asia” @Alliance (1 March 2014) south-east-asia/
2013 Sexual and Reproductive Rights Are Migrants’ Rights: Contesting Policies for Low- Skilled Migrants in Southeast Asia. ARRROW for Change, Spotlight, vol. 19 no. 1, pp. 5-7
2012 “In memoriam: Endang Rahayu Sedyaningsih was Committed to Research”. The Jakarta Post (4 May 2012) endang-rahayu-sedyaningsih-was-committed-research.html
2011 Contraceptive (In)Security in Southeast Asia. Asia-Pacific Population Journal, Vol. 26, No.3, pp. 3-27. September
2011 (with P. Hirsh) Climate Change and the Resource Politics of the Greater Mekong Sub-region. In Kobkun Rayanakorn (ed.) Climate Change Challenges in the Mekong Region. Chiang Mai: Chiang Mai University Press
2010 (with N. Ridarineni and B. Mariadi) Caught between social and market considerations: a case study of Muhammadiyah charitable health services. Reproductive Health Matters. Nov;18(36), pp. 25-34
2010 (wth T. Coauette & P. Guest) “Migrasi Regional di SubKawasan Mekong Raya” In Tukiran, Pitoyo A. J. & Kutanegara P. M. Akses penduduk miskin terhadap kebutuhan dasar. Pusat Studi Kependudukan dan Kebijakan (PSKK), Universitas Gadjah Mada, pp. 361-393
2010 Achieving Contraceptive Security and Meeting Reproductive Health Needs in Southeast Asia. Bangkok: APA /contraceptivesecurityreproductivehealthneedsweb.pdf
2010 “Economic Corridors and Their Impacts in the Greater Mekong Sub-region”. In Luu Hung (ed.) Highway No. 9: Opportunities and Challenges:  11-33. Hanoi: Vietnam Museum of Ethnology (with Vietnamese version).
2009 (with Feinstein A.) “Portraying Cultures in a Region in Flux: Ethnographic Museums in the Greater Mekong Sub-region”. In Museums and Urban Anthropology: 66-84. Hanoi: Vietnam Museum of Ethnology (with Vietnamese version)
2009 (with S. Punpuing), International Migration in Thailand. Bangkok: IOM (with Thai version)
2009 “Regional Integration in the Greater Mekong Sub-region: Opportunities and Challenges”. JapanLetter: 4-11 (with Thai translation)
2009 “L’esodo senza fine dei Rohingya” Opinion piece in Internazionale 6/12 February 2009
2008 (with T. Caouette and P. Guest), “Regional Integration and Migration in the Greater Mekong Sub-region: A Review.” Review of Development and Cooperation, Vol 2 no. 1, pp 32-47
2008 (with H. Moinuddin, N. Hasci and L. Linde), Biodiversity Conservation Corridors Initiative: Pilot Site Implementation Status Report 2007. Bangkok: GMS-BCI ADB
2008 (with S. Thaweesit and P. Vail Eds.), Transborder Issues in the Greater Mekong Sub-region. Ubon Ratchathani: MSSRC
2008 (with S. Punpuing, P. Guest & A. Soonthorndhada Eds. ) “Understanding Health and Population Over Time”. Special Issue, Asia-Pacific Population Journal, Vol. 23, No.3, December 2008
2008 Perawat Puskesmas di antara Pengobatan dan Perawatan (Health Center Nurses Between Care and Cure). Yogyakarta: Gadjah Mada University Press
2007-2009 Mekong Currents, monthly column series for Inter Press Service.
2009 ethnographic-museums-must-examine-price-of-development/
2009 change-paints-mekong-dams-green/
2007 do-with-burma/
2006 unfinished-story/
2007 Menuju Kesehatan Madani (Towards ‘Civil Health’). Yogyakarta: Gadjah Mada University Press (3rd edition).
2004 ‘Development aid: A new crisis?’, in Giri, A.K., Salemink, O. Harskamp, A. van, eds., The Development of Religion/The Religion of Development. Delft:  Eburon Academic Publishers, pp. 41-50.
2003 (with I. Smyth), ”Mitos tentang keselarasan: Kekerasaan rumah tangga di Jawa.” (The myth of harmony: Domestic violence in Java). In F. Husken & H. de Jonge, eds. Order Zonder Order: Kekerasaan dan Dendam di Indonesia 1965-1998. Yogyakarta: LKIS, pp. 147-181
2002 (with I. Smyth), ”The myth of harmony: Domestic violence in Java” in F. Husken, F. & H. de Jonge eds. Violence and Vengeance: Discontent and Conflict in New Order Indonesia. Nijmegen Studies in Development and Cultural Change. Saarbrucken: Verlag für Entwicklungspolitik, pp. 95-115
2000 The morality and economics of prostitution in Troubled Indonesia”. In Sita van Bemmelen et al (eds) Benih Bertumbuh: Kumpulan Karangan untuk Prof. Tapi Omas Ihromi. Yogyakarta: Yayasan Galang
2000 “Reflections on health social sciences in Asia at a time of crisis,” in Muhadjir, et al., Health Social Science: Action and Partnership. Yogyakarta: Galang Printika, pp. 235-262.
2000 “Kemenangan harmoni: Peningkaran kekerasan domestik di Jawa” (The triumph of harmony; The denial of domestic violence), in Elli Nur Hariati, et al, Menggugat Harmoni. Yogyakarta: Rifka Annisa Crisis Center, pp. 49-84
1999 “The morality and economics of prostitution in Indonesia,” Asian Studies; Journal of Critical Perspectives on Asia 35, pp. 60-84.
1999 “Realising gender equity through reproductive health programmes in Indonesia: Reality or Utopia,” in A. Mundigo, ed., Reproductive health: Programme and policy changes post-Cairo. Liege: International Union for the Scientific Study of Population, pp. 127-151
1999 Menuju Kesehatan Madani (Towards ‘civil health’). Yogyakarta: Pustaka Pelajar (1st and 2nd editions).
1999 (with A. Cholil & M. Iskandar), Gerakan Sayang Ibu (The Mother Friendly Movement). Jakarta: Ministry for the Role of Women.
1998 (with A. Cholil, & M. Iskander) The Life Saver: The Mother Friendly Movement in Indonesia. Jakarta: Ministry for the Role of Women.
1998 “The challenge of addressing gender in reproductive health programs: Examples from Indonesia,” Reproductive Health Matters 6(11):33-44
1997 “Reflections on gender and reproductive health,” in P. Boonmongkon & A. Suvarnananda, eds., Community-based Programs for Adolescent Sexual Health and Domestic Violence against Women. Bangkok: Center for Health Policy Studies, pp. 16-20.
1997 (with L. Marcoes Natsir & Masdar Mas’udi), ”Learning from Islam: Advocacy of Reproductive Rights in Indonesian Pesantren,” Studia Islamika 4(2):83-104.
1997 (with I. Smyth), ”The triumph of harmony: The denial of domestic violence on Java,” Journal für Entwicklungspolitik 3:299-317.
1997 (with I. Smyth), ”Kemenangan harmoni: Peningkaran kekerasan domestik di Jawa” (The triumph of harmony: The denial of domestic violence on Java), Jurnal Perempuan: 30-43.
1996 (with P. Boomgaard, & I. Smyth, eds.), Health Care in Java. Leiden: KITLV Press.
1996 “The multifariousness of nursing in the Netherlands Indies,” in P. Boomgaard, R. Sciortino, & I. Smyth, eds., Health Care in Java. Leiden: KITLV Press, pp. 23-50.
1996 “Rural nurses and doctors: The discrepancy between Western concepts and Javanese practices,” in P. Boomgaard, R. Sciortino & I. Smyth, eds., Health Care in Java. Leiden: KITLV Press, pp. 111-130.
1996 (with L. Marcoes Natsir & Masdar Mas’udi), “Learning from Islam: Advocacy of reproductive rights in Indonesian pesantren,” Reproductive Health Matters 8:86-96.
1995 “The construction of secrets in health personnel-patient interaction in the clinical setting of a rural health centre in Central Java,” in P. Baak, CASA NOVA: Aspects of Asian Societies 1. Amsterdam: Thesis Publishers, pp. 3-15.
1995 Care-takers of Cure; An Anthropological Study of Health Center Nurses in Rural Central Java. 2nd edition. Yogyakarta: Gadjah Mada University Press.
1995 “Health personnel caught between conflicting worlds,” in S. van Geest, ed., Ambivalentie/ Ambiguiteit. Amsterdam: Universiteit van Amsterdam, pp. 25-34.
1995 “Perawat Puskesmas antara kebijaksanaan dan praktek” (Health center nurses caught between theory and practice), Jurnal Jaringan Epidemiologi Nasional 2:11-20.
1995 “Pendekatan sosial dalam penelitian kesehatan reproduksi” (A social approach to reproductive health research), Populasi 6(2):78-89.
1994 (with A. Hardon), Fertility Regulation in the Netherlands from a North-South Perspective. Amsterdam: Medical Anthropology Unit (1st & 2nd  editions).
1994 “The interpretation of HIV/AIDS in Indonesian newspapers,” in M. de Bruyn, ed., Altering the Image of AIDS.  Amsterdam: Free University Press, pp. 51-67. (Subsequently translated into Vietnamese, Bengali and Thai.)
1994 “Mewujudkan peliputan AIDS yang bertanggung jawab” (Promotion of responsible reporting on AIDS),  Majalah Kesehatan Perkotaan 1(2):95-106.
1993 “The Myth of Injections: Providers and Patients in Rural Central Java”, in in M. Bloem & I. Wolfers (Eds.), The Impact of Injection on Daily  Medical Practices,” Amsterdam: VU University Press, pp. 31-42. (Subsequently translated into Vietnamese and Bengali.)
1993 ”Family planning moet, anders…” (Family planning is a must, otherwise…), in A. Elling & G. Schoenmaker, eds., U Ziet het Verkeerd Meneer. Utrecht: Commissie Orienteringsdagen, pp. 86-92.
1993 [with A. Wessels & H.B. Teng) Chinese Ouderen in Amsterdam; Verslag van eeen Onderzoek naar de Leefsituatie van Chinese Ouderen in Amsterdam. Amsterdam: Vrije Universiteit
1992 “Het Geloof in Injecties:  Gezontheidswerkers en patiënten op Midden-Java ” (The Belief in Injection: Health Workers and Patients in Central Java),  Medische Antropologie 4(1):24-35.
1992 Care-takers of Cure: A Study of Health Center Nurses in Rural Central Java.  Amsterdam: Jolly.
1992 “The role of the rural health center and its personnel in the Indonesian family planning program.” In Fertility and Family Planning Policies in Indonesia.  Leiden: WIVS
1991 “Cinesi in Indonesia: Utili, solo se ricchi” (The Chinese in Indonesia: useful only when rich).  La Talpa, II Manifesto, 7/6/91.
1991 “Giava addio: Deportazioni ‘civili’ nell’archipelago” (Transmigration on Java), La Talpa, II Manifesto, 7/6/91.
1990/91 “The history of the medical system in Indonesia (Part 1),” Asiantale 9, pp. 111-133
1990/91 “The history of the medical system in Indonesia (Parts 2),” Asiantale 10
1990 “Strategie di scelta in un sistema medico pluriforme” (Patients’ choices in a pluralistic medical system), La Ricerca Sociale 43/44:59-67.
1989 “De inschakeling van traditionele genezers in PHC in Indonesië: tegengestelde meningen” (The integration of ‘traditional’ healers in PHC in Indonesia: conflicting views), Medische Antropologie 1(2):181-189.
1988 De Genezende Kracht is God, Maar Hij Manifesteert Zich door/en in de Dukun, …Arts,… Konidin,… Jamu  (The Healing Power is God, but He Heals Through the Dukun,… Doctor,…Konidin… Jamu).  Work Document no. 9. Amsterdam: CASA.
1987 “Bagaimana penduduk desa memilih pelayanan pengobatan” (How villagers choose among different medical options), Berita Kedokteran Masyarakat III(2):28-33.
1984 (with I. Accord, M. de Bruin, et al.), Molukse Jongeren in Nederland (Young Moluccans in the Netherlands). Amsterdam: Vrije Universiteit.

Editorial Activities

2018 Present Guest Editor, Symposium Issue, 9th APSRHRC, Culture, Health and Sexuality Journal
2015 Present Editor Series “Pustaka Pencak Silat” (Pencak Silat Library)
2016-2018 Guest Editor, Thematic Issue, Austrian Journal of South-East Asia Studies (ASEAS) Vol 10, No 2 (2017): Philanthropy, Giving, and Development
2011-2017 Editorial Board Member Journal of Population and Social Studies
2008 Editor, A. Zola, et al., Study on Enhancing Upland Food Security and Cross-Border Agricultural Production Supply Chains in the GMS. Bangkok: MIDAS
2001-2007 Provision of peer review and editorial support to publications produced with support of the Rockefeller Foundation, Southeast Asia Regional Office (list available on request)
2000 Member, Editorial Team, AIDS dan Penangulangannya (AIDS and Its Control), manual for students of basic nursing schools. Jakarta: Ministry of Health (3rd edition; previous editions in 1997 and 1998).
1999 Editorial Adviser, Eleven Steps to Understanding AIDS: A Guide for Journalists. Yogyakarta: LP3Y & Yayasan Galang (previous editions in Indonesian, 1994 and 1996)
1997 Guest Editor, Jurnal Perempuan, no. 4, ‘Rahim ini milik siapa?’ (Who owns this womb?). Special issue on reproductive health
1996-2000 Series Editor, “Kesehatan Reproduksi, Kebudayaan dan Masyarakat” (Reproductive Health, Culture and Society). Jakarta: Sinar Harapan, which includes the following books:

• Dwiyanto, A. & Muhadjir, D., Seksualitas, Kesehatan Reproduksi dan Ketimpangan Gender (Sexuality, Reproductive Health and Gender Inequity), 1996.
• Wagner, L. & Yatim, D., Seksualitas di Pulau Batam (Sexuality in the Island of Batam), 1996.
• Hull, T. , Sulistyaningsih, E. & Jones, G., Pelacuran di Indonesia (Prostitution in Indonesia), 1997
• Siyaranamual, J., Etika, Hak Asasi, dan Pewabahan AIDS (Ethics, Human Rights and the AIDS Epidemic), 1997
• Hartono, B. & Juliantoro, D., Derita Paksa Perempuan: Iagun Iangfu di Indonesia 1942-1945 (Women’s Forced Suffering: Comfort Women in Indonesia 1942-1945), 1997
• Kartono Mohamad, Kontradiksi dalam Kesehatan Reproduksi (Contradictions in Reproductive Health), 1998
• Adrina et al., Hak-hak Reproduksi Perempuan yang Terpasung (Repression of Women’s Reproductive Rights), 1998
• Sedyaningsih-Mamahit, E., Perempuan-perempuan Kramat Tunggak (The Women of Kramat Tunggak), 1999
• Masruchah et al., Agama, Jender dan Hak-hak Reproduksi (Religion, Gender and Reproductive Rights), 1999
• Fedyani Saifuddin, A. & Martua Hidayana, I., Seksualitas Remaja (Adolescent Sexuality), 1999.
• Juliantoro, ed., 30 Tahun Keluarga Berencana (30 years of Family Planning), 2000

1994-2000 Member, Editorial Board, Majalah Kesehatan Perkotaan (Urban Health Journal).