• PhD in Social Anthropology, University of Cambridge, 1981
  • MA (Research) University of Hull (UK) 1972
  • BA Drama and Classics, Bristol University (UK), 1968
C W (Bill) Watson has been a Professor in the School of Business and Management, Institut Teknologi Bandung since 2009. He is also an Emeritus Professor of the University of Kent (UK) where he taught for 27 years.

His MA (Hull) by research was entitled “The Sociology of the Indonesian Novel 1920-1955″. After teaching Indonesian literature In Malaysia for three years he trained as a social anthropologist at the University of cambridge and did his fieldwork in Kerinci in central Sumatra which was written up for a thesis entitled “Kinship. Property and Inheritance in Kerinci.”

He has given guest lectures at several universities in Europe and South-East Asia and has attended many international conferences. He continues actively to pursue his research interests in literature and anthropology as well as on developments in the Muslim community in Indonesia. Besides continuing to do research on Kerinci he is also currently studying contemporary Sundanese literature in West Java.

Academic Teaching in Undergraduate Program

  • Anthropology of Organizations

Academic Teaching in MSM/DSM Program

  • Philosophy of Social and Management Sciences
  • Qualitative Research Methods

  • 2013: “Local Lineages in Kerinci,” Proceeding (sic). The First International Conference on Jambi Studies, History, Art, Culture, Religion and Social Change. 21-24 November, Jambi ISBN 978-602-14396-2-3 pp. 129-163
  • 2012: “Bangsat. A Sundanese short story, Indonesia and the Malay World”, Vol. 40, No. 118, November, pp. 315-331
  • 2006: Of Self and Injustice. Autobiography and Repression in Modern indonesia, Leiden and Singapore: KITLV press and NUS Press xiv +237pp.
  • 2000: Multiculturalism, Buckingham: Open University Press pp.124
  • 2000: Of Self and Nation. Autobiography and the Representation of Modern Indonesia, Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press, xi + 257 pp. Second Edition, Equinox (Jakarta) 2012
  • 1969-1970: Lecturer in English, IKIP, Bandung (Voluntary Service Overseas Programme (UK)
  • 1973-1976: Lecturer in Modern Indonesian Literature, Institute of Malay Language and Literature, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (National University of Malaysia)
  • 1981-2008: Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Professor, University of Kent (UK)
  • 2005-2008: Head of Department of Anthropology, University of Kent
  • 2008- present: Emeritus Professor School of Anthropology and Conservation, University of Kent
  • 2009-present: Professor, School of Business and Management, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia
  • 2009-2012: Chair of Committee of Learning and Teaching, School of Business and Management, ITB