I Nyoman Darma Putra is a professor in Indonesian literature at the Faculty of Arts, Udayana University, Bali, Indonesia. He obtained his Ph.D. from the School of Languages and Comparative Cultural Studies, University of Queensland, in 2003, where he took a postdoctoral program from 2007-2009.
Apart from teaching literature and culture at Faculty of Arts, Darma Putra also teaches tourism subjects at Masters Program of Tourism and Doctoral Program of Tourism Udayana University. Darma had been the head of Masters Program of Tourism for four years, 2014- January 2018. His research interest includes Indonesian literature, Balinese literature, Balinese culture, tourism.
With Michael Hitchcock, he published Tourism, Development and Terrorism in Bali (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2007), while his sole authored book is A literary Mirror; Balinese Reflections on Modernity and Identity in the Twentieth Century (Leiden: KITLV Press, 2011).
He publishes a number of article in international peer review journals including Asian Ethnicity, Indonesia and the Malay World, Current Issues in Tourism, The Journal of Hindu Studies, and Tourism Geographies.
Since 2011, he has been the editor in chief of Jurnal Kajian Bali (Ranked 2, on Indonesian accredited journal Sinta).