First UCLA Indonesian Studies Graduate Student Conference, April 17-18, 2009

First UCLA Indonesian Studies Graduate Student Conference, April 17-18, 2009

Theme: "Community, Identity, Change"

Location: Downstairs Lounge, UCLA Faculty Center

Conference Schedule

Friday, April 17, 2009


Opening Remarks:
Michael L. Ross, Director, UCLA Center for Southeast Asian Studies
Hon. Subijaksono Sujono, Indonesian Consul General in Los Angeles

Keynote: Livia Iskandar, PULIH Center for Trauma Recovery and Psychosocial Intervention Indonesia

9:45-10:00    Coffee

10:00-12:30 Panel 1: Crafting and Contesting Identities

  Donald K. Emmerson, Stanford University, moderator
  Risa Toha, UCLA, The Politicization of Indonesian Identity after 1998
  Maria Dona, Institute of Women and Child Protection, Reproducing Ethnic Identity and Stereotyping in the Community of Sampoerna’s Female Laborers
  Nuning Purwaningrum Hallett, State University of New York at Buffalo, Indonesian Women, Transnational Families, and the Role of Transborder Citizenship
  Kimberly Twarog, UCLA, Inventing Tradition, Constructing Community: The Function of Tradition in Indonesian Performing Arts

12:30-1:30 Lunch

1:30-4:00 Panel 2: Conflict and Violence 

  Geoffrey Robinson, UCLA, moderator
  Gustav Brown, UCLA, Comparing Ethnic and Religious Violence in West Kalimantan and Ambon  
  Herry Yogaswara, University of Indonesia, After the Riot: Madurese in the Town of Sampit, Central Kalimantan
  Gyda Sindre, UCLA and University of Oslo, Conflict Resolution and Democratization: The Shifting of Political Identities within the Acehnese Independence Movement
  Senia Febrica, University of Indonesia, The Paradox of the U.S. Campaign Against Terrorism in Indonesia

4:00-4:15 Coffee

4:15-5:45    Film Screening and Discussion with Filmmaker/Director Robert Lemelson
                     “40 Years of Silence: an Indonesian Tragedy”


Saturday, April 18, 2009

8:45-9:00 Introductory Remarks

9:00-11:00 Panel 3: Modern Communities and Culture

  Tom Boellstorff,
University of California, Irvine, moderator
  Brent Luvaas, UCLA, Indie Internationalism: Indonesian Underground Pop and the New Politics of Youth Identity
  Sophie Dewayani, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Money or Milk for Street Children? The Imagined Childhood in Contemporary Indonesia
  Tuti Alawiyah, University of Texas at Austin, Correlates of Charitable Giving in Indonesian Muslim Communities  

11:00-12:30 Lunch/ Workshop on Getting Published
   Tom Boellstorff,
University of California, Irvine

12:30-2:30 Panel 4: Perspectives on Islam

  Laurie Sears, University of Washington, moderator
  Riry Khahriro, Ohio University, Islamic Feminism in Contemporary Indonesia: The Critical Reading on Islamic Texts
  Magfirah Dahlan-Taylor, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, “Baby” al-Banna: A Case of Islamic “Teen-Lit” in Indonesia
  Alexander Supartono, Jakarta Art Institute, Mohammad and Me: Daily Life within Muslim Societies in Indonesia

2:30-3:00 Coffee

3:00-5:00 Panel 5: Space and Place

  Nancy Peluso,
University of California, Berkeley, moderator 
  Steve Rodriguez, UCLA, What’s in a Name?  The Hazards of Categorizing Ujung Kulon as a “Taman Nasional” 
  Kartika Gondoboentoro, DDH Quality Surveyor, The Impact of Public Private Partnership (PPP) on Communities’ Sustainability in Public Low Cost Apartments
  Saiful Mahdi, Cornell University, Reconstructing Gampöng: Community Resilience in Post-Tsunami Aceh

This conference is free and open to the public.  It is sponsored by the UCLA Indonesian Studies Program, which was created in 2008 through a generous grant from Robert Lemelson.  The Indonesian Studies Program is part of UCLA's Center for Southeast Asian Studies, and is designed to support the study of Indonesia by UCLA graduate students and faculty through conferences, faculty lectures,  and graduate fellowships.

Robert Lemelson, Ph.D., is an anthropologist who received his M.A. from the University of Chicago, and his doctorate from the UCLA Department of Anthropology. He is currently a research anthropologist at the Semel Institute of Neurosciences at UCLA, and lecturer in the Depts of Anthropology and Psychology.   He is also the president and founder of The Foundation for Psychocultural Research, a non-profit research foundation supporting research and training in the neurosciences and social sciences, and the director of Elemental Productions, a ethnographic documentary film production company.

For more info please contact:
Barbara Gaerlan

Published: Friday, April 10, 2009