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Truth Will Out: Indonesian Accounts of the 1965 Mass Violence

About the editor

After completing his studies at the Driyarkara College for Philosophy in Jakarta in 1986, Dr. Baskara T. Wardaya SJ went to the United States where he studied at Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisonsin from 1993–2001, obtaining a master’s degree and PhD in history. In 2004–2005 he undertook post-doctoral research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and at the Lyndon B. Johnson Library in Austin, Texas.

He now teaches at Sanata Dharma University and at Gadjah Mada University, both in Yogyakarta. He is also a consultant for the Asia-Pacific Jesuit Refugee Service in Bangkok. From 2004–2011 he was Director of the Centre for History and Political Ethics (PUSdEP) at Sanata Dharma University. In 2011–2012 he was Fulbright Scholar in Residence teaching history at the University of California, Riverside, United States.

Dr. Baskara T. Wardaya SJ has published many books, particularly on Indonesian history of the 1960s, the Cold War period, and Indonesian-American relations. He also frequently contributes to the mass media, journals, and edited volumes.

His publications include: Bung Karno Menggugat: Dari Marhaen, CIA, Pembantaian Massal ‘65 hingga G30S (2006); Cold War Shadow: United States Policy toward Indonesia 1953–1963 (2007); Membongkar Supersemar: Dari CIA Hingga Kudeta Merangkak Melawan Sukarno (2007); Menguak Misteri Kekuasaan Soeharto (2007, co-editor); Menelusuri Akar Otoritarianisme di Indonesia (2007, editor); Indonesia Melawan Amerika:Konflik Perang Dingin, 1953–1963 (2008); Mencari Supriyadi: Kesaksian Pembantu Utama Sukarno (2008); Berkah Kehidupan: 32 Kisah Inspiratif tentang Orangtua (2011).


Truth Will Out: Indonesian Accounts of the 1965 Mass Violence

   by Dr. Baskara T. Wardaya SJ