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First UCLA Indonesian Studies Graduate Student Conference, Day 2

Theme: "Community, Identity, Change"

Saturday, April 18, 2009
8:45 AM - 5:00 PM
Downstairs Lounge
Faculty Center
UCLA Campus
Los Angeles, CA 90095

8:45-9:00  Introductory Remarks

 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  

Lunch/ Workshop on Getting Published 

Tom Boellstorff, University of California, Irvine


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

 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 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.

Cost : Free and open to the public.


Sponsor(s): Center for Southeast Asian Studies

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