The Indonesian Studies Program offered Lemelson Fellowships to support student research in Indonesia through 2014.

From 2009-2014, Lemelson Fellowships, made possible by a generous gift from The Robert Lemelson Foundation, funded UCLA student research in Indonesia.

 Student researchers included the following:

  • Gustav Brown, Department of Sociology, "Public Islam and Religious Pluralism in Democratizing Indonesia"
  • James Edwards, Department of Ethnomusicology, "Gerilya budaya ('cultural guerillaism'): Experimental Theater and Community Advocacy in Surakarta, Central Java"
  • Allison Fritts-Penniman, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, "Evolution in the Coral Triangle"
  • Jennifer Goldstein, Department of Geography, "Boondoggle, or Benefit? The Commodification of Degraded Landscapes in Indonesia in an Age of Climate Change"
  • Meghan Hynson, Department of Ethnomusicology, "Performing Religion: Wayang Sapuh Leger and the Puppet Preacher in Balinese Hinduism"
  • Abril Iñiguez, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, "Fish Diversity in the Coral Triangle"
  • Rita Rachmawati, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, "Symbiotic Algae and Coral Bleaching in Indonesia"
  • Dahlia Gratia Setiyawan, Department of History, "United States-Indonesian Relations in Surabaya"
  • Terenjit Sevea, Department of History, "Jawi and Romanized Texts in the Study of Nineteenth Century Malay-Indonesian History"
  • Jae Hyeok Shin, Department of Political Science, "Voters, Electoral Institutions, and Pork Barrel Politics in Indonesia"
  • Sara Simmonds, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, "How New Species Evolve on Coral Reefs in Indonesia"
  • Annie Tucker, Department of World Arts and Cultures, "Eka Kurniawan's Novel Cantik Itu Luka (Beauty is a Wound)"
  • James White, Department of Linguistics, "Nasal Substitution in Indonesian Linguistics
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Barbara Gaerlan

Published: Tuesday, August 18, 2015