Biology, University of Oregon
Monika will first be part of an international study team, then do independent research on the Kalimantan peat forests, including their history and the effects of fires and land conversion to agriculture. She seeks to reconstruct the history of climate, carbon dynamics, and fire over peat ecosystem in Borneo (Kalimantan)
History, Northwestern University
Norman, an Arryman Fellow, seeks to explore the question of why the New Order military-backed government was so readily accepted as legitimate after its establishment in 1967. He will trace historical developments in Indonesian society on the regional and local levels, following the history of militarization from the beginning of the Indonesian Revolution in 1945 to the end of the Guided Democracy period in 1966.
Global Affairs, Rutgers University
Rochdi, a Fulbright recipient, will be researching how the largely domestic, internal problem of West Papua and its demands for independence came to be contested by the Indonesian government in the post-Suharto era. His research aims to apply theories of neoclassical realism and explore the interplay between external and internal opportunities in foreign policy making.
Political Science, Northwestern University
Sabina, an Arryman Fellow, aims to provide an explanation regarding the disparity between significant social, economic, and political advances made by Indonesian women during the authoritarian Suharto regime and the gender inequality seen in the democratic period post-1998. Her research hopes to fill a gap in democratization literature that fails to address the consequences of democratic transitions toward women.
Sociology, Northwestern University
Rahardhika, an Arryman Fellow, will explore the diverging paths of state-peasant relations in Malaysia and Indonesia regarding the natural rubber industry and their dffering transitions from an agrarian economy to an industrialized economy. He seeks to redefine theories discussing economic transformations among late developing countries in Southeast Asia.
Law, University of Washington
Siradj, a Fulbright recipient, will analyze Indonesia's HIV prevention policies through the prism of transnational, global health law. His aims include coining a new theory called "critical global health jurisprudence," challenging Harold Koh's well-known transnational legal process theory, and creating a new Indonesian HIV Jurisprudence Online Database for future scholars to utilize.