The American Institute for Indonesian Studies (AIFIS) is a non-profit (501c3) educational organization incorporated in the United States. It was established with the generous financial support of The Henry Luce Foundation, the U.S. Department of Education and the Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs in the United States and the Putera Sampoerna Foundation in Indonesia. AIFIS is a consortium of American universities and colleges that have expressed a keen interest in furthering the development of Indonesian studies in the United States. Its main goals are to foster scholarly exchange between Indonesian and U.S. scholars, to promote educational and research efforts by U.S. scholars in Indonesia, and to facilitate visits by Indonesian scholars to the United States.
Congratulations to the AIFIS 2015 fellows:
AIFIS ECA/CAORC Fellows
Deanna Ramsay (Outreach Program Coordinator, University of Chicago) “Eating, Drinking, and Writing: Finding Food in Indonesia’s Past and Present.” (MA Asian Studies)
Dr. Kelli Swazey (Cross Cultural Studies, Gadjah Mada University) “Symbolic Visitors: Resistance to Touristic-centered Development and Religious relations on Banda Neira.” (PhD Anthropology)