Connor Woodman is a research assistant at the Politics of Papua Project at the University of Warwick in the UK. The Politics of Papua Project, established in 2015, aims to provide analysis and research into Indonesian rule in West Papua for policymakers, NGOs and the public. It released its first Assessment Report into the conflict in West Papua this year. Connor is also studying for a postgraduate degree in history at Warwick.

  • Connor's Novara Media article.
  • Documentary about Benny Wenda and his fight for West Papua https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flWP4OM1NY4
  • Lacuna Magazine article.
  • Politics of Papua Project's Assessment Report on the Conflict in the West in West Papua. 
  • MacLeod, J. (2015), Merdeka and the Morning Star: Civil Resistance in West Papua, University of Queensland.
  • Kirksey, E. (2012), Freedom in Entangled Worlds: West Papua and the Architecture of Global Power, Duke University Press: Durham.
  • Claire Q. Smith (2016), ‘Indonesia: Two similar civil wars; two different endings’, in (ed.) Conley-Zilkic, B., How Mass Atrocities End Studies from Guatemala, Burundi, Indonesia, the Sudans, Bosnia-Herzego vina, and Iraq, Cambridge University Press: Cambridge. 
  • Also recommend: International Coalition for Papua (2015), ‘Human Rights in Papua 2015’, International Coalition for Papua & Franciscans International, available here