I am a Ph.D. Candidate in Southeast Asian history in the Department of History at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. My dissertation is tentatively entitled, Militarized Ecologies: Science, Conservation, and the Colonial Creation of Sumatra’s Leuser Ecosystem (Indonesia).
My research in Indonesia received support from the Fulbright Scholar Program (Institute of International Educations -IIE), the American Historical Association, the United States-Indonesia Society (USINDO), and the American Institute for Indonesian Studies (AIFIS), along with internal funding from Cornell University. My research in the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, France, and Germany was funded with an International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) awarded by the Social Science Research Council with funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.