Postdoctoral Fellow (WP7)
Ario Seto is an anthropologist and postdoctoral researcher at the Ocean Frontier Institute (WP7/Building resilient coastal communities through social and community enterprise), at the Faculty of Business Administration, Memorial University of Newfoundland. He joined OFI in 2020 and is currently conducting research on the role of community-based enterprises and their heritagization activities in the economic development of rural coastal communities in Newfoundland and Labrador. His research focus and publications to date range from mediatised social and cultural reproduction, marketisation of wellbeing, community regeneration, and public morality. He has conducted field research in Indonesia, Germany, and Canada, as well as among several underground online groups and a multi-sited ethnographic research project on mediatised populism. His recent book, Netizenship: Activism and Online Community Transformation in Indonesia (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017), details how an online community sustained the emergence of democratic movements through disciplining practices and ethics in shaping militant netizens.