Professor Robert Cribb is Professor of Asian History in the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs.
Professor Cribb teaches and researches Asian history, especially the history of Southeast Asia, and most especially Indonesia. His research covers cases of mass violence, as well as the emergence of national borders. He is the co-author of an award-winning book on the history of the orangutan and is currently researching Japanese war crimes during the Second World War.
He graduated from the School of Oriental and African Studies, London, and has worked as an academic in Australia, the Netherlands and Denmark.