AIFIS offers a variety of fellowships to support Americans working in Indonesia, and Indonesians working in the United States.  In effort to support a broad range of research initiatives and objectives, each year AIFIS reserves one of the fellowships available for Americans to work in Indonesia for a professor from a community college.  For more information, please click the page with current fellowship information and application procedures, or email our Executive Director at netta.anggia@aifis.org.  For information on past fellows and projects supported by AIFIS, please scroll below.

In collaboration with the Cornell University Southeast Asia Program, the Johnson Museum of Art, the Colorado College, and Luce Fellow Brian Arnold, AIFIS helped support a visit to New York by Yogyakarta based curator and writer, Alia Swastika. Alia presented her work at the Cornell Modern Indonesia Project 2017 conference, the Johnson Museum of Art, and the Colorado College.

In collaboration with the Cornell University Southeast Asia Program, the Johnson Museum of Art, the Colorado College, and Luce Fellow Brian Arnold, AIFIS helped support a visit to New York by Yogyakarta based curator and writer, Alia Swastika. Alia presented her work at the Cornell Modern Indonesia Project 2017 conference, the Johnson Museum of Art, and the Colorado College.

CURRENT FELLOWS, 2018-2019

Darin Self (Luce);, Cornell University; Government/Competing for Power: Identifying Institutional Influence in Authoritarian Regime

Andrew Weintraub (Luce); University of Pittsburgh; Music/Critical dimensions of music to collective memory of 1965-66 

Francesca Pase (Luce); University of Georgia; Education/Navigating the Emotional Landscape of the Indonesian Early Childhood Classroom 

Galen Stolee (Luce); Harvard University; Anthropology/The Mediators: Truth and Regulation in the Indonesian News Industry 

Maho Ishiguro (Luce); Wesleyan University; Music/Srimpi Moncar: Analysis of the Chinese-ness through the lens of Javanese Aesthetics 

Wendy Erb (Luce); Columbia University; Calls for Conservation: Bioacoustic Monitoring of Endangered Apes to Support Protection of a Threatened Bornean Landscape

Brent Luvaas (Luce); Drexel University; Project: Insta-nesia: Street Photography, Social Media, and the Indonesian Urban Imagination 

Ika Nurhayani (Luce - Indo); Brawijaya University; Dayak Desa: A Dialect of Sanggau or a Separate Language?

Desi Adhariani (Luce - Indo); University of Indonesia; Eco Innovation of Indonesian Palm Oil Companies: Cost and Benefit Analysis

Silvester Pramadi Tjiptopradonggo (Luce - Indo); ISI Surakarta; The Dynamics of Surakarta Style Javanese Dance Outside the Keraton during the Decades from the 1940s to 2000s 

Theresia Indira Shanti (Luce - Indo); Atma Jaya University; The Implementation of Mental Health Service among University and College Campuses 

Benny Baskara (Luce - Indo); Halu Oleo University in Sulawesi; Religious Ecological View of the Bajo people in Southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia

George Tawakkal (Luce - Indo); Brawijaya University, Malang; Meaning of Democracy and Vote Buying

 Achmad Munjid (Luce - Indo); Gadjah Mada University; Interfaith Relations among Indonesian Diaspora in the U.S.

Desiree Simandjuntak (Luce - Indo); Small-scale tuna fishery governance and market access in Toli-Toli, Sulawesi

Eko Purnomo (Luce - Indo); University of Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta; The Challenges of Bureaucratic Inertia in Dealing with the Forest Fire in IndonesiaMichelle Bonati, State University of New York, Plattsburgh, Amplifying Children’s Voices within Arts-Based-Service-Learning: Emerging Inclusive Education Practices in Indonesia

Aldo Foe (CAORC), University of Illinois, Chicago, Nagara and the Masjid: Mosque Construction and the Political Economy of Islamization in Early Modern Period Indonesia

Patricia Hardwick (CAORC), Hofstra University, Indonesian Tales, Transnational Histories: Inscribing Riau Mak Yong Narratives

Michael Miller (CAORC), Cornell University, Bread, Rice, Sago: Religious Division and Cohesion in Eastern Indonesia, 1880-1941

Emily O’Dell (CAORC), Yale University, Intersections of Gender and Spirituality in the Shadow Puppet Performances of Pak Prubo

Jessica Peng (CAORC), University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Archipelagic “Potentials:” Infrastructure, Education, and Labor in Indonesia

Ann Marie Thornburg (CAORC), Notre Dame University, Vectors and Victims: Confronting Vulnerability and Valuing Life in Bali’s Human-Dog Communities

Research on evolutionary biology of cone snails by Mark Phuong from UCLA

Research on evolutionary biology of cone snails by Mark Phuong from UCLA

FELLOWS, 2017

Danielle Widman Abraham (CAORC); Harvard University/Ursinus College; Comparative Religion; The Tides of Memory:  Mourning and Remembrance in Aceh's Mass Graves

Gillian Bogart (CAORC); University of California, Santa Cruz; Anthropology; Cultural Anthropology/Edge Effects:  Salt Making Landscapes of Indonesia

Andrea Decker (CAORC); University of California, Riverside; Music; Indonesian Women at the Intersection of Islamic Revival, Popular Culture, and Erotics

Kristina van Dexter (CAORC); George Mason University; Environmental Science; Contentious Land-Use Change and Forest Governance:  A Study of Oil-Palm and Shifting Cultivation in East Kalimantan, Indonesia

Kevin Foley (CAORC); Cornell University; Government; Digitizing Historical Indonesian Texts for Computational Analysis

Gillian Irwin (CAORC); University of California, Davis; Music; A Moral Music Education: Indonesian National Values in Javanese Music Classrooms 

Matthew Libassi (CAORC); University of California, Berkeley; Environmental Science; Mining Struggles and Stability:  The Emergence of Informal Gold Mining Institutions in Indonesia

Moniek van Rheenen (CAORC); University of Michigan; Anthropology; Modern Migration, Language Habits and Youth Identity in Pekanbaru, Indonesia

Seth Soderborg (CAORC); Harvard University; Government; Political Intermediation in Indonesia

Tiffanesha Williams (CAORC); University of Missouri; Political Science;Heirlooms of Colonialism:  Historical Statecraft and State Capacity in Post-Colonial States

Jenny Zhang (CAORC): University of California, Berkeley; Education;  Local Language Ideologies in Nusa Tenggara Timor:  An Investigation of Changing Perceptions and Behaviors

The famed library at the University of Indonesia in Jakarta

The famed library at the University of Indonesia in Jakarta

FELLOWS, 2016

Zachary Anderson (CAORC); University of Toronto; Geography and Planning; Pragmatism and Politics:  Translating the Green Economy in an Indonesian Frontier

Katherine Bruhn (CAORC); University of California, Berkeley; Southeast Asian Studies; From Sanggar to Ekomoni Kreatif:  West Sumatra in Indonesia's Art World

Walker DuPay (CAORC); University of Georgia; Anthropology; Towards a Political Ecology of Social Safeguards:  Translating "Rights" Across an Indonesian REDD+ Project

Florence Durney (CAORC); University of Arizona; Anthropology; Co-management and Fishing Communities:  A Study of Marine Protected Areas in Indonesia

Micah Fisher (CAORC); University of Hawai'i, Manoa; Geography; Re-mapping Indigeneity into the Plan:  Landscapes and Livelihoods Along Indonesia's Frontier

Jonathan McLeod (CAORC); University of Arizona; Anthropology; Conservation, Climate Change and Coming of Age in West Papua, Indonesia

Rachel Thompson (CAORC); Harvard University; Anthropology; Jakarta, Sinking City:  The Socio-Ecology of a Flood-Prone Metropolis

Emily Wright (CAORC); University of Hawai'i, Manoa; Geography; Opening Doors, Markets, and Waters:  Seaweed Production Systems in Transition

Huda Darusman (Luce - Indo); Insitut Pertanian Bogor (IPB); Veterinary Medicine; Implementation of Behavioral Guidelines to Assess the Quality of Life of the Senile Non-human Primate

Anita Lie (Luce - Indo); Widya Mandala Catholic University; Education; Linguistic and Cultural Identity of Indonesian American Youths of Chinese Descent in the United States

Uus Saepuloh (Luce - Indo); Bogor Agricultural University (IPB); Primate Research; Characterization of Genome Sequences of New SRV Isolated from Indonesian Wild Macaca Fascicularis and Macaca Nemetrina

Turita Setyani (Luce _ Indo); University of Indonesia; Literature; Old Myth Transformation in Indonesia's Present Era:  Nature Relations and Nusantara (Indonesian) Philosophy

Institut Seni Indonesia (Indonesian Art Institute) in Yogyakarta, considered one of the best art academies in Indonesia

Institut Seni Indonesia (Indonesian Art Institute) in Yogyakarta, considered one of the best art academies in Indonesia

FELLOWS, 2015

Kian Goh (CAORC); Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Urban Studies and Planning; A Political Ecology of Design:  Congested Visions of Urban Climate Change and Adaptation

Ronald Lukens-Bull (CAORC); University of North Florida; Anthropology

Adam Miller (CAORC); Planet Indonesia International; Conservation and Community Development; The Impacts of Wildlife Trapping and Trade on Bird Communities in Gunung Palung National Park

Thomas Seitz (CAORC); University of Wyoming; Political Science; Valuing Votes:  Grassroots Development, Political Culture and Democratization in Indonesia

Kelli Swazey (CAORC); University of Hawai'i, Manoa; Anthropology;Symbolic Visitors:  Resistance to Touristic-centered Development and Religious Relations on Banda Neira

Sarah Tucker (CAORC); Smith College; Biological Sciences; Improving Traceability and Identification in Eastern Indonesian Grouper Fisheries

Colin Cahill (Luce - USA); University of California, Irvine; Cultural Anthropology; Purity and Cleanliness on Indonesia's Civet Farms

Andy Chang (Luce - USA); University of California, Berkeley; Sociology; Heroes of Globalization:  Migration, Social Mobility, and Cultural Change in Taiwan and Indonesia

David Gilbert (Luce - USA); Stanford University; Anthropology; Identity, Place, and Plants:  Sumatra's Forest Farmers

Lisa Kelley (Luce - USA); University of California, Berkeley; Geography

Jenny Zhang (Luce - USA); University of California, Berkeley; Education; The Logistics of Reform:  Education, Literacy and Development Practices in Indonesia and the United States

Elizabeth Rukmin Goei (Luce - Indo); Atma Jaya Catholic University; Medicine; Peer Tutor:  The Recruitment, the Development of Leadership Skills, and the Targeted Future of Faculty Members

Ratno Lukito (Luce - Indo); State Islamic University Sunan Kalijaga Yogyakarta Indonesia; Comparative Law; In Between the Two:  The Trajectory of State and Religion Continuum in Indonesia and America

Azalia "Melody" Muchransyah (Luce - Indo); Bina Nusantara International University; Film; Using Film as a Social Marketing Strategy to Improve Acceptance of Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) Among HIV Infected Prisoners in Indonesia

Gadjah Mada University is one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in Indonesia, and home to the AIFIS office in Yogyakarta.

Gadjah Mada University is one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in Indonesia, and home to the AIFIS office in Yogyakarta.

FELLOWS, 2014

Jonathan Adams (Luce - USA); University of British Columbia; Ethnomusicology; Gamelan Gambang:  Assessing the Resilience of Sacred Music

Ted Biggs (Luce - USA); University of California, Santa Cruz; Anthropology; Fine Line and Fluid States:  The Interaction of Policy and Piracy in Maritime Southeast Asia

Elizabeth Drexler (Luce - USA); Michigan State University; Antrhopology; Human Rights and History in Indonesia:  Narratives of East Timor and 1965

Matthew Minarchek (Luce - USA); Cornell University; History; Co-Producing Space:  Territorialization Processes in the Highlands of Aceh Sumatra During the Mid-Late Colonial Period

Erin Riley (Luce - USA); San Diego State University; Ethnoprimatology; Life in the Forest-Farm Interface:  Integrating Ecology, Primatology, and Ethnography to Mitigate Crop Raiding by the Endangered Moor Macaques in Sulawesi, Indonesia

Sumarsam (Luce - USA);  Wesleyan University; Music; Expressing and Contesting Java-Islam Encournters in Performing Arts

Linda Uyeda (Luce - USA); University of Washington; Wildlife Science; Human Perspectives on the Water Monitor Lizard (Varanus Salvator) in Banten, Indonesia

Ansariadi (Luce - Indo); Hasanuddin University; Public Health; Evaluation of Air Pollution Impact on Birth Outcomes

Herman Hidayat (Luce - Indo); Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI), Forest Policy); In search of Sustainable Plantation Forestry:  A Case Study of the United States

Daskara Wardaya (Luce - Indo); Sanata Dharma; History; US-Indonesian Relations During the Nixon Administration

Originally founded by the Dutch colonial government, the Institute of Technology in Bandung is consider one of the best universities in Indonesia and across Southeast Asia.

Originally founded by the Dutch colonial government, the Institute of Technology in Bandung is consider one of the best universities in Indonesia and across Southeast Asia.

FELLOWS, 2013

Jennifer Goldstein (CAORC); University of California, Los Angeles; Geography; Boondoggle or Benefit?  The Commodification of Degraded Landscapes in Indonesia in the Age of Climate Change

John MacDougall (CAORC); Miles College; Social Anthropology; The Cultural and Social Antagonism Between Thieves and Clerics in Today's Lombok

Rebakah Daro Minarchek (CAORC); Cornell University; Creating Commodities in Gunung Haliman National Park, Indonesia:  Changing Market Access and the Impact on Food Security and Gender Relations

Nicole Reisnour (CAORC); Cornell University; Ethnomusicology; Sounding the Immaterial:  The Sonic Politics of Adat and Agama in Post-Authoritarian Bali

Anna Reynolds (CAORC); University of Hawai'i; Ethnomusicology; Shifting Embodied Practices; An Exploration and Examination of Movement, Expression, and Character Depiction in Contemporary Balinese Legong Choreographies

Terrence (Ma'aruf) Allison (Luce - USA); Loyola University; Sociology; Social Factors that Influence Muslim Activists' Choice in Health Care Treatment

Brian Arnold (Luce - USA); NYSCC at Alfred University; Photography/New Media Arts; Photography and Media Arts in the Art Markets and Art Academies of Indonesia

Ronnie Nataatmadja (Luce - USA); Northern Illinois University; Comparative Politics; Elite Turnover in Indonesia

Michael Price (Luce - USA); Stanford University; Anthropology/Archaeology; Local Scarcity of Sago Pattern Subsistence in East Indonesia

Ranjan Shrestha (Luce - USA); University of Montana; Development Economics; Evaluating the Health Insurance Program of Indonesia

Tony Rudyansjah (Luce - Indo); University of Indonesia; Anthropology; Analysis of Local Manuscripts from the Region of Buton, Southeast Sulawesi

Regina Yanti (Luce - Indo); Atma Jaya Catholic University; Linguistics; Documenting the Local Varieties of Malay in Sumatra

Udayana University, located in Denpasar, Bali

Udayana University, located in Denpasar, Bali