Angguntari Ceria Sari
International Relations, Arizona State University
Angguntari will be testing theories of the dissemination of democracy through informal as well as formal institutions by studying groups such as the Bali Democracy Forum. Her work is designed to help the government of Indonesia to assess the effectiveness of different methods of democracy promotion.
Anthropology, SUNY Binghamton
Farid will study the role of Acehnese women in politics. How are they participating ? How is their political consciousness defined ? He hopes his work will contribute to strengthening gender justice, democratic political life, and more tolerance religious attitudes.
Law , University of Washington
Aristo will be studying plea bargaining in Indonesia, hardly used in the country’s justice system. He will be researching regulations and interviewing the relevant legal actors to determine how the practice could enter the nation's judicial system where it could alleviate huge case backlogs and simplify Indonesia's complex court process.
Political Science, University of Michigan
Jennifer will be studying Indonesian legislators' behavior towards their constituents, including how they manage district visits and budget allocation to the districts. Her professional goal is to improve policies on good governance and accountability in Indonesia with systematic evidence-based research.
Noor Qomaria Augustina
Curriculum and Instruction, Kent State University
Noor is studying the English teachers’ digital literacy at Language Centers at Indonesian universities through observation of teachers at various stages of their teaching career and professional development. She hopes her work will give evidence of the levels of the teachers' digital literacy at Language Centers for teacher training to improve student outcomes throughout the country. In addition, the study develops her knowledge as an educator for the student teachers at the English Education Department of Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta.
Information and Media, Michigan State University
Whisnu's research will be a comparative study of the “digital divide” in the US and Indonesia through the creation of an integrative framework to identify digital inclusion and digital exclusion processes. His focus on the internet and information study could benefit the University of Indonesia, where he teaches, leading to a new program/major.
Sari Damar Ratri
Cultural Anthropology, Northwestern University
Sari has designed an ethnographic study of Indonesian healthcare workers adjusting to the shifting priorities of the health bureaucracy. Specifically, she will analyze how midwives are responding to President Jokowi’s shift from modernizing neonatal care to preventing stunting.