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EDGS Hosts Online Arryman Symposium

On May 30th, EDGS hosted via Zoom the Arryman Symposium, honoring the 2019 Arryman Fellow Amrina Rosyada and the first two Arryman Scholars to graduate from the program, Luthfi Adam and Muhammad Fajar. More than 80 people from around the world were in attendance for the annual symposium, which is usually held in Evanston and Jakarta.

Amrina Rosyada presentation

Amrina's year-long research project is entitled: "Of Germs and God: Vaccine Refusal Among Indonesian Muslims and the Shifting Authority of the MUI’s Fatwas". Her paper explores the issues related to fatwas on vaccination issued by the Indonesian Ulama Council (MUI) and Indonesian Muslims’ refusal to follow them. Her respondent was Anuranjan Sethi, Anthropology PhD Student. Amrina's paper can be found in the EDGS Working Papers.


AmrArryman Certificateina was also presented with a certificate honoring her year as an Arryman Fellow and awarded an Arryman Scholarship for the next 6 years to study toward a PhD in the Department of Anthropology at Northwestern University.




Luthfi Adam, PhD and Muhammad Fajar, PhD both recently successfully defended their doctoral theses. More information on their research can be found here.

For those unable to attend, a live recording of the symposium is available here.