Adriana, Rebekha

Rebekha Adriana is a research intern working for the ‘Palm Oil Conflicts and Access to Justice in Indonesia’ project under the supervision of Ward Berenschot. She is assisting the project by analyzing newspaper articles and helping to write case reports and policy briefs. She obtained her master degree in Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology at Leiden University. For her master thesis, she studied Indonesian diaspora in the Netherlands and their enthusiasm and participation in Indonesia’s 2019 Presidential Election.

Horst, Sander van der

Sander van der Horst is a research intern at the KITLV under the supervision of Prof. dr. Gert Oostindie. He is assessing, describing and analyzing source material that is part of what can be called the ‘Decolonization War in Indonesia (1945-1950) in the Leiden Special Collections’ project. Sander will be assisting in this project by contributing to a (digital) exhibition and/or a publication of the assessed material. He obtained his bachelor degree in Political Science at the Freie Universität of Berlin and is currently in his second year of the Research Master Colonial and Global History at Leiden University. Sander has gained experience in working on historical reconciliation and transformative justice during his internship for the Lebanese NGO UMAM Documentation & Research in Beirut. His research is mainly focused on questions of decolonization and anti-imperialism as well as on the issue of colonial heritage in post-colonial time.

Poetry, Erysa

Erysa Poetry is a research intern under Dr. Ward Berenschot’s supervision at KITLV. She is assisting in collecting, coding, and analysing data for the ‘Palm Oil Conflict and Access to Justice’ project. Erysa is in her last semester of the master program Crisis and Security Management at Leiden University, writing a thesis on Indonesian social movements. Previously completed her BSocSci in International Relations and Peace Studies.

Pranajaya, Daniel

Daniel Pranajaya is a research intern under the supervision of Dr. Ward Berenschot’s for the project ‘Palm Oil Conflict: Access to Justice in Indonesia’. He will be assisting Dr. Ward in newspaper analysis and structuring policy briefs related to the project. He is currently attending an Advanced MSc in International Relations and Diplomacy at Leiden University and previously completed a BA Combined Honours in History and International Relations at the University of Exeter in 2019.


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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