Dr Jesse Hession Grayman

MA, MPH (University of Michigan); PhD (Harvard University)

Research | Current

  • Social Anthropology
  • Medical Anthropology
  • Development Studies
  • Humanitarianism
  • Global Public Health
  • Political Violence
  • Conflict and Development
  • Social Suffering
  • Community Driven Development
  • Media Technologies
  • Epidemiology
  • Internally Displaced Populations
  • Southeast Asian Studies

Teaching | Current

DEVELOP 701  Development Praxis

DEVELOP 715  Independent Research

DEVELOP 716  Global Health and Development

DEVELOP 717  Humanitarian Interventions

Postgraduate supervision

Devon Hanna: "The Shifting Landscape of Expertise in Disaster Intervention: Humanitarian Subjectivities of the Shaky Isles" (MA Thesis, 2017)

Gladys Ann Gatuz Rabacal: "Discourses of Participation in the Philippines’ Bottom-up Budgeting Program" (MA Thesis, 2016)

Hyun Suk (Henry) Oh: "Urban Poverty in an East Asian Welfare State: Challenges Faced by the Elderly Population in Seoul" (MA Thesis, 2015)


Areas of expertise

social anthropology; medical anthropology; development studies; humanitarianism; global public health; political violence; conflict and development; social suffering; community driven development; media technologies; epidemiology; internally displaced populations; Southeast Asian studies

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Grayman, J. H. (2017). Topography and scale in a community-driven maternal and child health program in Eastern Indonesia. Medicine Anthropology Theory, 4 (1), 46-78. 10.17157/mat.4.1.364
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/34443
  • Grayman, J. H. (2016). Official and unrecognized narratives of recovery in post conflict Aceh, Indonesia. Critical Asian Studies, 48 (4), 528-555. 10.1080/14672715.2016.1224125
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/30846
  • Grayman, J. H. (2015). “We build our own stories”: The 19th-century figure and 21st-century myth of the Acehnese poet Dôkarim. Indonesia (99), 51-65. 10.5728/indonesia.99.0051
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/26764
  • Good, B. J., Grayman, J. H., & Good, M. J. D. V. (2015). Humanitarianism and ‘‘Mobile Sovereignty’’ in Strong State Settings: Reflections on Medical Humanitarianism in Aceh, Indonesia. In S. Abramowitz, C. Panter-Brick (Eds.) Medical Humanitarianism: Ethnographies of Practice (pp. 155-175). Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. Related URL.
  • Grayman, J. H. (2014). Rapid response: Email, immediacy, and medical humanitarianism in Aceh, Indonesia. Social Science and Medicine, 120, 334-343. 10.1016/j.socscimed.2014.04.024
  • Grayman, J. H., & Anderson, B. (2014). Conjuring Zones of Insecurity: Post-Conflict Election Campaigning by Text Message in Aceh, Indonesia. In R. Vazquez Llorente, I. Wall (Eds.) Technology and Humanitarian Delivery: Challenges and opportunities for security risk management (pp. 22-26). European Interagency Security Forum (EISF). Related URL.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/26174
  • Grayman, J. H. (2014). A Mysterious Outsider in Aceh. http://asiapacific.anu.edu.au/newmandala/2014/07/01/a-mysterious-outsider-in-aceh/. Related URL.
  • Grayman, J. H., Anggraini, N., & Ruhanawati, S. (2014). Opportunities and approaches for better nutrition outcomes through PNPM generasi: A qualitative study. Jakarta, Indonesia: Ministry for People's Welfare, PNPM Support Facility.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/26765


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Level 8, Room 836A
New Zealand

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