Degree Pursued: PhD
Anticipated Degree Year: 2026
Committee Chair/Advisor: Jenny Goldstein
Discipline: Development Sociology
Primary Language: Indonesian, Balinese
Research Countries: Vietnam, Indonesia
Research Interests: My research focuses on dynamics of agrarian change, tourism development and its impacts on local livelihoods, environmental conflicts and movements, and the application of post-growth in the global South. My master’s thesis investigated an environmental conflict over a megatourism project in Bali, Indonesia where conflicting actors mobilized the same local philosophy in defending their claims and differing visions of development. For my PhD, I am interested in exploring agrarian differentiation and the aspiration of rural youth in farming amid tourism development, as well as the contradictory role of tourism in erasing and enabling smallholder farming in Bali. I also aim to explore the nexus of degrowth and critical agrarian studies by attempting to address – among other questions – who benefits from growth in the countryside?