Franke, Fynn-Niklas

Fynn-Niklas Franke is a research intern with the two projects entitled ‘Violence Strikes Root: Why Vigilantism became Central to Indonesian Politics, 1943-1955’ and ‘Decolonisation, Violence and War in Indonesia, 1945-1950’ under the supervision of dr. Roel Frakking and dr. Bart Luttikhuis. He is currently enrolled as a graduate student in International Relations at Leiden University and has an undergraduate background in Southeast Asian Studies. His research interest includes the role of religion in politics, especially with regard to Islam in Indonesia. For his MA thesis, he is currently researching on the terrorism prevention discourse and its implications for state-civic relations in Indonesia.

Heijnen, Marlou

Marlou Heijnen is an intern doing research for the project ‘Legacy Nola Hatterman’. Marlou will be supervised by dr. Ellen de Vries and prof. dr. Rosemarijn Hoefte. While this research project is not officially affiliated with KITLV, Marlou will be a guest at KITLV for the duration of the project. Marlou studies Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology at Leiden University. She is interested in Afro-Caribbean religion and the development of Black identity in the Caribbean.

Keizer, Emma

Emma Keizer is an intern in the project ‘Decolonisation, violence and war in Indonesia, 1945 -1950’. She assists the ‘Regional Studies’ project and will focus on the region of East-Java under supervision of dr. Hans Meijer. Currently, she is enrolled in the MA International Relations in Historical Perspective at Utrecht University. Her research interest lies within the field of Dutch-Indonesian relations and (modern) Indonesian history.

Narendra, Ariq

Ariq Narendra is an intern in the project ‘Palm oil conflicts: Access to justice in Indonesia’ under the supervision of Dr. Ward Berenschot. He is currently studying Management of International Social Challenges at Erasmus University Rotterdam. Ariq supports the project by collecting and coding newspaper archives and case documentations from different provinces in Indonesia. Ariq is interested in public governance. It is his ambition to become a policy advisor.

Occhini, Giulia

Giulia Occhini is a research intern in the project ‘Digital humanities and traditional Indonesian literature’ under the supervision of dr. Kathryn Wellen. She supports the project by collecting data from traditional Indonesian texts and investigating them through geographic and network analyses. She is currently enrolled as a Research MA student in Linguistics at Leiden University. Her research interest lies within the fields of Digital Humanities and Corpus Linguistics.

Tarisa, Melita

Melita Tarisa is an intern for the project ‘Leiden Sites of Colonial and Postcolonial Memory’ under the supervision of Grace Leksana and Marieke Bloombergen. She has a background in psychology and recently graduated from the master’s programme in Child & Education Studies at Leiden University. Her interest and enthusiasm to know more of the Dutch-Indonesian history led her to participate in the project.

Wisselink, Daanjan

Daanjan will assist KITLV researchers Esther Captain and Onno Sinke with archival work for research on the Bersiap period, part of the ‘Decolonization, violence and war in Indonesia, 1945-1950’ research programme. Daanjan is currently enrolled in the masters programme Cultural History of Modern Europe at the Utrecht University. His research interests lie in (post)colonial memory, remembrance and identity. His thesis focuses on the influence of the construction of the Ambonese as a martial race.


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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