Beelen, Corina van

Corina will assist with the NWO project led by Dr. David Kloos entitled “Female Islamic Leadership and Visual Rhetoric in Southeast Asia” with a particular focus on how female islamic authorities in Malaysia (preachers and other religious experts) make use of social media. Corina is a current student of the research masters of Cultural Analysis at the University of Amsterdam. Her research interests lie in nationalism, religion, gender and visual culture within Indonesia as well as decolonial theory.

Jong, Rosa de

Rosa de Jong is a student assistant under the supervision of Gert Oostindie and Rosemarijn Hoefte from September until December, 2017. She helps the KITLV with the digitalization of the institute’s research output from 2010 onwards. Rosa currently follows the Research Masters in History and in Philosophy at the University of Amsterdam and she is an editor in chief at Skript Historisch Tijdschrift. For her MA thesis, she researches the lives of over one hundred Dutch Jews who fled the Netherlands in 1942, travelled through occupied Europe and finally reached Suriname on December 24th.

Knigge, Roos

Roos Knigge will start her internship in the KITLV project ‘Traces of slavery in Leiden’ in February. She will assemble and edit a booklet about the visible colonial past in the city of Leiden. Roos is a current student of the BA Art History at Leiden University. Her research interest lies in the topic of nationalism and art, with a particular focus on painting in Europe in the nineteenth century.

Purwanti, Ribut

Ribut Purwanti supports the research project on palm oil conflicts in central Kalimantan under the supervision of Ward Berenschot. From October 2017 until January 2018, she will be an intern at KITLV. Ribut is an Erasmus+ master student, from the Johann Wolfgang von Goethe University of Frankfurt, Germany. Currently, she follows South and Southeast Asian Studies and International Relations courses at Leiden University. Her research interest lies within the field of social and economic development in Southeast Asia, with a focus on contemporary Indonesia.


This page lists, in alphabetical order, the interns currently working at the KITLV/Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies.

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