Johan Lindquist is Associate Professor in the Department of Social Anthropology at Stockholm University. He received his BA degree in Cultural Anthropology from Uppsala University in 1994, and his PhD degree in Social Anthropology from Stockholm University in 2002. Between 2002 and 2006 Johan was a postdoctoral fellow under the auspices of the Swedish School of Advanced Asia Pacific Studies. He has been a visiting scholar at Harvard University and Cornell University. From 2012 to 2013 he was a Visiting Senior Fellow at the Asia Research Institute at the National University of Singapore.
Johan’s earlier research dealt with the lives of migrants and tourists who pass through the transnational Growth Triangle that connects Singapore, the Malaysian province of Johor, and the Indonesian island of Batam. As a part of this project, Lindquist completed, with Per Eriksson and Liam Dalzell, a documentary film, B.A.T.A.M., which deals with the lives of Indonesian migrants on Batam. It was awarded first prize at the film festival at the Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association in 2005. It is suitable for undergraduate courses on gender, globalization, and Southeast Asia and can be used together with his book, The Anxieties of Mobility: Migration and Tourism in the Indonesian Borderlands. Currently, Johan is conducting research on the brokerage systems that are shaping contemporary transnational migrant mobility from Indonesia to countries across Asia and the Middle East.