Fellows and Scholars
Eunike G. Setiadarma (Nike) graduated from Parahyangan Catholic University, Bandung with a BA in international relations. She completed her master of science in international development at the University of Manchester, UK with a scholarship award from the Indonesia Endowment Fund for Education (LPDP). Her master thesis was entitled “The Co-Production of Poverty Knowledge in Post-New Order Indonesia (1998-2014): Discourse, Interaction, and Power Relations.” Previously she worked as researcher and in 2017, was awarded a research fellowship by the Science and Technology Policy Institute (STEPI), South-Korea. Nike will join the history department and wants to study the course of development idea and scientific institutions in Indonesia after World War II.
Atmaezer Hariara Simanjuntak
Atmaezer Simanjuntak (Ara) graduated cum laude from Universitas Gadjah Mada’s Department of Anthropology in 2017. Focusing on Dayaknese environmental history, his bachelor’s thesis was entitled "The Fall of Our Totem: Palm Oil Plantation and the Waning of Religiosity in West Kalimantan". A version of his thesis was published as a journal article and has been presented in national and international seminars. Since graduating, Ara has worked as a research consultant for private and public sectors, as well as a teaching assistant at his alma mater. His research interests cover a wide-range of issues: ethics of resource access, human ecology, cultural boundaries and cognitive anthropology. At Northwestern, Ara intends to pursue his doctorate in the Department of Anthropology, where he will explore the intersection of ecological conflict and the production of knowledge and value.
Bambang Trihadmojo (Bams) was awarded an MSc in Social Psychology from Lancaster University, United Kingdom, and a BA in Psychology from Universitas Muhammadiyah Malang, Indonesia. His Masters dissertation examined behavioural intent of individuals to clear land thru burning. His masters was funded by the Indonesian Endowment Fund for Education (LPDP). After completing his study, Bambang worked as a researcher at Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and served as a guest lecturer at Universitas Lambung Mangkurat and Muhammadiyah Malang, Indonesia. His work spans from human dimensions of transboundary haze to human migration. Beyond that, Bambang has developed a longstanding interest in environmental behaviour, environmental justice, and landscape governance. At Northwestern University, he will be part of the Department of Sociology and conduct studies pertaining to environmental policy in Southeast Asia and Latin America along with its implications for distributional justice.
Ayu completed her bachelor degree in psychology at the University of Indonesia in 2013. Focusing on the issues of gender-based violence, her undergraduate thesis was entitled “The Comparison of Rape Myth Acceptance between Parents of Young Adulthood Daughter and Police in Women and Children Service Unit in Jakarta and the Surrounding Areas”. Since graduating, she has worked for NGOs on the issues of gender, sexuality, and violence for two years. Afterward, she was awarded a scholarship from Ewha Womans University, South Korea, to continue her education in the Women’s Studies Department. In 2018, she graduated with her thesis entitled “(Un)Veiling the Muslim Feminists in Jakarta, Indonesia: The Destabilization of Veil Symbolism Through the Experience of the Former Tarbiyah’s Women Activists”. At Northwestern, Ayu will join the Department of History and conduct research on issues of polygamy.
Luthfi Adam is a history graduate student at Northwestern. As a 2013 Arryman Fellow, Luthfi pursued a comparative study of the rise of native journalism and nationalism movements in post colonial countries. He has worked on the theme of Mas Marco Kartodikromo’s journalism and nationalism movement in the Dutch colonial era. He graduated with a BA in Journalism at Padjadjaran University in 2007 and continued on with a master’s degree in cultural and media dtudies at Gadjah Mada University where he graduated cum laude in 2011 and then became a lecturer in Padjadjaran University.
Sofyan Ansori earned his bachelor’s degree in social anthropology at the University of Indonesia in 2009 with the highest GPA in his class. He was awarded a “Future Leadership Scholarship” from PPM School of Management in 2012 for his master’s degree. Since completing his studies, he has worked as an associate researcher and lecturer at the University of Indonesia. An experienced ethnographer, Sofyan will join Northwestern’s anthropology department where he is going to perform research on the sources of Central Kalimantan’s peatland fires.
Muhammad Fajar is a political science graduate student at Northwestern. As a 2013 Arryman Fellow, Muhammad researched democracy promotion policies in Indonesia supported by international agencies. His research interests revolve around social movements and democracy promotion. He received his BA in sociology from University of Indonesia (UI). In 2011, he received the Netherlands Fellowship Program (NFP) scholarship for his master’s degree at the Institute of Social Studies, in the Hague, specializing in governance and democracy (G&D).
Sindhunata Hargyono is an anthropology graduate student at Northwestern. Sindhu graduated cum laude from the University of Indonesia’s department of Anthropology in 2013. Sindhu’s interests include digital photography and film, open source mapping and digital illustration. During his Arryman Fellow year his research focused on Indonesia’s Buru Island and how the Indonesian New Order materialized its totalitarian ambition through rendering untried political prisoners superfluous in Buru.
Norman Joshua is a history graduate student at Northwestern. Norman graduated from the University of Indonesia’s history department in 2014. Since graduating, Norman has worked as a writer and researcher at Majalah Loka, an online publication primarily concerned with historical, socio-political and cultural issues in Indonesia. During his Arryman Fellow year his research focused on the combination of the Indonesian gas and oil industry, bureaucratic incompetence, corrupt practices, overexpansion and the state of the global financial market during the 1970s oil boom.
Yoes Chandra Kenawas
Yoes Chandra Kenawas is a political science graduate student at Northwestern. As a 2014 Arryman Fellow, Yoes studied comparative politics, focusing on the rise of political dynasty and oligarchy at the local level in the post-New Order Indonesia. Yoes graduated from Parahyangan Catholic University, Bandung, with a BA in international relations. He completed a MA in Asian studies at S. Rajaratman School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He was also a visiting lecturer at Parahyangan Catholic University and served as a research associate at the Centre for Innovation, Policy and Governance.
Robie Kholilurrahman completed his bachelor’s degree in international relations at the University of Indonesia in 2016 with a thesis titled, “State and Mobile Investors Relation on Industrialization in Post New Order Indonesia (1998-2014).” Since graduating, he has worked as a researcher at the Research Institute for Crisis and Alternative Development Strategies (INKRISPENA), and as a research associate at the Directorate for Foreign Politics and International Development Cooperation at the Ministry of National Development Planning (BAPPENAS). At Northwestern, Robie will join the Department of Political Science where he will conduct research on the topic of political economy of industrialization.
Gde Metera is a political science graduate student at Northwestern. As a 2012 Arryman Fellow, Gde performed research on the intersection of civil society and state religion relations. He received his BA degree in English from Gadjah Mada University and later an MA in religious studies in May 2012. He also was awarded a graduate student fellowship by the Asian Research Institute at the National University of Singapore in 2011.
Bahram Naderil intends to pursue his doctorate at Northwestern in the Department of Anthropology. He completed his bachelor’s degree at the University of Jember, writing a thesis focused on women’s rights in the United States and the 2013 repeal of the Pentagon’s combat exclusion policy. He has received honors of being named the “National Best Speaker” in the 2013 National University Debating Championship. During his Fellow year his research focused on women’s struggles against male domination in Indonesian Islam and Christianity.
Mirna Nadia intends to pursue her doctorate at Northwestern in the Department of Sociology. She obtained her bachelor’s degree at Bandung’s Institute of Technology where she achieved distinction on the Dean’s List at the School of Life Science and Technology. She continued her studies at the master’s level at Uppsala University’s International Health Program in the Department of Women’s and Children’s Health. Her Fellow year research focused on sexual reproductive health and rights, and the state’s efforts to regulate sexuality particularly among women and adolescents.
Aulia Dwi Nastiti
Aulia Dwi Nastiti intends to pursue her doctorate at Northwestern in the political science department. She did her bachelor’s degree in the Department of Communication at the University of Indonesia, where she is currently a researcher and junior lecturer in media studies. She completed her master’s degree at the Universite Jean Mouli Lyon 3 with her thesis entitled, “Culture and Cultural Policy in a Globalized Context: The Case of Indonesia.” During her fellow year she focused her research on how new “digital middleman” technologies, such as Uber, are changing the political economy of commodification, labor and power across a range of societies.
Sabina Satriyani Puspita
Sabina Satriyani Puspita is a political science graduate student at Northwestern. As a 2014 Arryman Fellow, Sabina studied comparative politics, focusing on China, Indonesia and the Philippines. Sabina graduated from Ursuline Wenzao College of Languages, Kaoshiung, Taiwan, with a BA in translation. She graduated with an honor of academic performance. She worked as in-house translator/interpreter to the Public Affairs Division, Taipei Economic and Trade Office in Jakarta. She also freelanced as a translator/interpreter from Mandarin to Bahasa Indonesia and English.
Sari Damar Ratri
Sari Damar Ratri intends to pursue her doctorate at Northwestern in the Department of Anthropology. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in anthropology from the University of Indonesia and her master’s degree in medical anthropology and sociology at the University of Amsterdam. Sari was the 1st prize winner of ISRSF’s national women’s essay competition in 2014. Currently she is an associate researcher at the University of Indonesia’s Center for Gender and Sexuality Studies. She continued her studies in this field during her fellow year.
Muhammad Ridha earned his bachelor’s degree in political science at the University of Indonesia. His thesis was, “Hegemonic Contestation of Batang’s Peasant Movement.” Supported by an Australian Development Scholarship, he received his master’s from Murdoch University with a thesis entitled, “The Development of a Universal Social Security System in Indonesia.” He once worked at Pusat Kajian Politik (Puskapol) Universitas Indonesia as researcher prior his to master’s and became an independent consultant and researcher for several non-governmental organizations in Indonesia. He plans to study in the political science department at Northwestern, where he will deepen his research on the political economy of welfare programs.
Perdana Putri Roswaldy (Pepe) was awarded her bachelor’s degree, cum laude, in the humanities from the University of Indonesia. Focusing on Russia, her thesis was entitled “The Dynamics of Russian Avant-Garde Painting from 1890 to the 1920s.” She was also active in the Progressive Student Union at the university. Since graduating, she has worked as a communication and publications officer at Asia Justice and Rights. Having grown up on a palm oil plantation in Riau, Pepe wants to analyze how the transmigration scheme has contributed to the global supply chain of palm oil. Pepe will join the sociology department.
Kadek Wara Urwasi
Kadek Wara Urwasi is a sociology graduate student at Northwestern. As a 2014 Arryman Fellow, Wara studied urban sociology, focusing on conflicts in cities and the role of urban policies and planning. She graduated from the Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering, Udayana University, Denpasar. She obtained her master of architecture in urban design (first class with distinction), School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi, India. Wara is also an award-winning writer and a poet. She is a recipient of Asian Public Intellectual (API) Fellowship from the Nippon Foundation in 2012 – 2013 to conduct a research on the cultural landscape of urban design in Japan and Malaysian cities.
Rahardhika Arista Utama
Rahardhika Arista Utama is a sociology graduate student at Northwestern. As a 2013 Arryman Fellow, Rahardhika researched social inequality, development policies and the sociology of economic change. He received his BA degree in sociology from the University of Indonesia in August 2012, where he also served as young researcher and assistant editor of the ‘Masyarakat’ sociology journal for LabSosio Center for Sociological Studies.