Amirah Fadhlina is a recent graduate of Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana, where she studied Human Development and Social Relations. Fadhlina has also studied overseas in Amman, Jordan, and studied at the United World College of Southeast Asia in Singapore.
Unlike Sukarno or Suharto, whose influence was revolutionary charisma, Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's popularity proved the Indonesian political sphere had finally escaped its dictatorial situation. Throughout his campaign, Jokowi promised to work better to restore justice on human rights abuses, as well as provide a better tool to unite the diverse range of values and cultures in Indonesia. Jokowi is making only slow progress in turning his promises into actions. Civil justice is st
The disciplines of History from Below and Subaltern Studies deserve intentional integration into modern scholarship on the Middle East. This argument finds its roots in reevaluating the perspective from which history has been recorded and returning agency to the narratives of those who have been co-opted or ignored. The study of History from Below (HfB) seeks to correct an absence of non-elite history by drawing on Marx, Gramsci, and Hobsbawn to focus on episodes of social pr
Jessica Wamala is a volunteer for the Peace Corps, currently serving in the Youth Development sector outside of Fes in Morocco. Wamala is the chairperson of the Gender and Development Committee for gender empowerment and advocacy among Volunteers and Moroccans. Prior to the Peace Corps, she worked for the U.S. State Department in the Public Diplomacy section of the U.S. Embassy in Serbia and the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs Executive Office. As an academic, she has been in