Nursing Science, University of Washington
In her dissertation project, Agnes plans to continue the iterative process of TB-TSTs by applying the principles of human-centered design (HCD) to make the mHealth suitable to be implemented in Papua.
Political Science, Northwestern University
Aulia's dissertation examines the labor implications of the "gig economy"-a social phenomenon where workers, instead of being employed in a long-term labor contract, are hired and get paid on a one-time basis to do individual tasks or projects requested by clients or consumers. The vast spread of gig work in recent decades has invited vigorous scholarly debates given the rapid expansion of tech platform companies such as Uber, Gojek Grab, Fiverr, or TaskRabbit.
Wildlife Ecology , University of Maine
In his research, Agus will explore the responses of wildlife towards landscape configurations in the Togean Archipelago, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia. This region is among the least studied areas in the country, yet threatened by deforestation and high pressure from human activities.
International Studies, University of Washington
Derived from global empirical cross-disciplinary studies, Bernard explores an Indonesian case to investigate how and why ideological militancy emerges. He then examines how some of those militants decide to turn away from radical doctrines and renounce violence. He expects his findings will help policymakers formulate better strategies in dealing with ideological violence.
Law, University of Washington
Choky's research will measure the benefit and cost of enforcing the existing Indonesian anti-corruption laws or policies using the benefit-cost analysis (BCA) to review the Indonesian anti-corruption policies. It could also provide a useful baseline to assess resource allocation to enforce the policies. In measuring the benefit, a contingent valuation survey of the Indonesian adult population will be conducted. This research will then normatively propose alternative criminal law and criminal procedures that are cost effective using the law and economics approach. He will interview Indonesian legal scholars, economists, and law enforcement officers about the proposed reforms in both criminal and criminal procedure laws.
Sociology, SUNY Binghamton
Fathun's project aims to understand the Anthropocene as a geological era where human experiences acceleration of environmental change and socio-cultural transformation. The project will participate in the discourse of the Anthropocene by investigating Indonesia as a case study. In particular, it will examine the Sidoarjo Mudflow Disaster in East Java as one of the Anthropocene phenomena. He will explore the post-disastrous effects on the environment and local people after experiencing the mudflow.
Musicology, Florida State University
Indra aims to investigate the complexities of improvisatory practices in Balinese kendang (drumming), focusing on solo and paired drumming within the gong kebyar ensemble. He will demonstrate how Balinese drummers think and talk about improvisation and how those cognitive and discursive processes become a manifest in actual performance practice.
Music/Ethnomusicology, University of Pittsburgh
Rizky's study focuses on independent music-making across Indonesia's urban centers as audio politics. The study engages an overarching audio-politics framework that incorporates the politics of sound and sound of politics. The research encompassing the time period from the 1990s until the present emphasizes obscured and personal archives (demo cassettes, bootlegs, VHS videotapes, zines, photographs) from independent musicians rather than merely published recordings and mainstream popular music magazines.
Public Policy, Oregon State University
Sena's study would explore to what extent Indonesia's
pro-environmental policies influence firms' Greenwashing behavior? He will utilize the mixed-method assessment of how two pro-environmental policies in Indonesia might stimulate greenwashing behavior of firms.
Political Science, Northern Illinois University
Titik will examine variations levels of terrorism arising out of communal conflict, with the Ambon and Poso cases as the focuses. That said, the main goal is to study variations on levels of terrorism by rigorously testing those hypothesized variables and tracing the underlying mechanisms for each variable. To achieve this goal, the research plan will adopt a small sub-national comparison by applying the most-similar systems design.
Anthropology, SUNY Binghamton
While gaining a crucial political acknowledgement as the heroes of remittances, Indonesian transnational female domestic workers are stigmatized as irresponsible mothers for leaving their children behind in their home country. Diah will explore this ethnography that investigates how the money and gifts migrant mothers send to their family - especially children - play in shaping their experience as transnational mothers and parents. Gift here refers to irregular money cash and non cash or non-money gifts sent as presents for specific occasions. This study examines how their social status may shift with the practice of sending money and gifts in a transnational setting.
Film, Georgia State University
Harifa focuses on complexities around the historical experience of non-theatrical films made by state; multifaceted dynamics linger years after the powers that create it fail to prevail. Therefore, the aims of this research are as follows: to trace the history of non-theatrical films made by the state in Indonesia, to map the historical experience induce by those films; how it relates to Bhinneka Tunggal Ika and Pancasila, and to describe how the state non-theatrical films work as a precursor of the postcolonial visual imagination.
Teaching/Curriculum, University of Rochester
Natalia plans to investigate how Indonesian undergraduate medical students describe professional identity, while also identify the opportunities during their undergraduate education that can facilitate their professional identity formation along with identifying the factors that influence it. Thus, she would be able to provide recommendations on how to improve the undergraduate medical education curriculum to better facilitate the students' professional identity formation.
Architecture, Columbia University
Robin will explore the architectural and environmental history of colonial plantations in the Netherlands Indies. By the turn of the twentieth century, private corporations and colonial authorities had transformed East Sumatra, a region in the outer islands of the Dutch colony, into a prime site for testing and producing global cash crops such as tobacco, rubber, and palm oil. This intensive operation required not only the conversion of native land into plantation fields but also the creation of large-scale structures sustaining commodity production, including processing barns, immigration offices, and botanical stations.
Anthropology, Northwestern University
Sofyan is planning to ethnographically examine localized fire governance in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia, where recurrent forest fires occur. Since the 1980s, the Indonesian government has associated fire disasters with indigenous people's swidden agriculture.