Jacqueline Vel is a senior researcher at the Van Vollenhoven Institute of Leiden Law School on the theme of law, governance and development in Indonesia. She is also a researcher at KITLV and coordinator of the collaborative project ‘Governance, Markets and Citizens’ made up of three social science and economics research programmes concerned with contemporary developments in Indonesia - which is part of the Scientific Program Indonesia-Netherlands (SPIN) of the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences. Her own research concentrates on village governance in Indonesia.
- Decentralisation and village governance in Indonesia: the return to the nagari and the 2014 Village Law, Journal of legal pluralism and unofficial law 47(3): 493-50. (2015)
- "The Conflicted Nature of Food Security Policy: Balancing Rice, Sugar and Palm Oil in Indonesia." Anthropological Forum: 26-3, doi: 10.1080/00664677.2016.1190919. (2016)
- Cash for the Cashless, Inside Indonesia 121. (2015)
- Uma politics: an ethnography of democratization in West Sumba, Indonesia, 1986-2006. Leiden: KITLV Press. (2015)