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Riza Surya MA

PhD candidate


Area(s) of interest: Asian History, Colonialism & Postcolonialism

Cohort/Start PhD: 2023-2024

Children’s Upbringing in Islamic Institutions in Colonial/Postcolonial Indonesia (1808-1984) 

Radboud University
Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Marit Monteiro (Radboud University), Prof. Dr. Martijn Eickoff (NIOD), Dr. Agus Suwignyo (UGM)
Start PhD: 2023

Whereas child-separation has been thoroughly investigated in countries such as Canada, Australia, and Vietnam, hardly anything concrete is known about the policies and practices of child separation in colonial and post-colonial Indonesia. My project examines the scope, spread, and development of faith-based children upbringing in colonial and post-colonial Indonesia. The project investigates how policies and practices of Islamic institutions aimed at achieving the structural cultural and social assimilation of children underpinning colonial governance and Indonesian nation building.