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I am an anthropologist with special interests in the anthropology of genocide, psychological anthropology, and Indonesia. I have a B.A. in Anthropology from UCLA and a Ph.D. in Medical Anthropology from UC Berkeley/UCSF.
My research has focused on how Indonesians perceive and describe the relationship between the past and the present when it comes to the mass killings and detentions of 1965-1966 and their aftermath. In "Ripples, Echoes, and Reverberations: 1965 and Now in Indonesia," which is based on over two years of fieldwork in Java, I illuminate the ways in which the events of 1965-1966 continue to emerge in daily life in Indonesia today, powerfully shaping the subjectivities, social worlds, experiences, and identities of people nearly 50 years after the killings first began.