Leksana, MA Grace

Grace Leksana works on a project of post-New Order memories in Indonesia. Her research focuses on the construction of Indonesia’s collective memory and the changes that occur along with changes of regimes.

For her PhD research, she will combine oral history and ethnography study to examine how local villagers live through the state’s memory construction. The research also aims to place the local villagers as agents of memory and scrutinize further local mechanisms that persist the memory construction or even modifiy it.

Selected Publications

‘Reconciliation through history education: Reconstructing the social memory of the 1965–66 Violence in Indonesia, in: B. Brauchler (ed.), Reconciling Indonesia: Grassroots agency for peace. New York: Routledge, 2009.