Nicholas Herriman is Senior Lecturer in Anthropology at La Trobe University. His podcasts on iTunesU, including the Audible Anthropologist and Witch-hunts and Persecution have tens of thousands of listeners. He also regularly contributes opinion pieces to the mainstream media. Based on more than one year’s fieldwork, he has written a number of significant and award-winning publications on East Java, including his PhD dissertation—the Australian Anthropological Society’s “Best Thesis” in 2008. This book represents the culmination of his researching of witch-hunts for more than a decade.