Why Indonesia?

A sprawling, lush archipelago, spread out over 17,000 islands, Indonesia is one of the world’s largest and most diverse nations, with a long, storied history as a site for anthropological research. This course is an introduction to Indonesia’s dynamic city life:  its labyrinthine alleyways, teeming marketplaces, and postcolonial urban landscape undergoing rapid modernization.


  • 06/13/2017 to 06/25/2017


  • Ground transportation
  • Intra-city flight(s)
  • 11 nights at hotel
  • 11 breakfasts
  • 2 dinners
  • In-country guide
  • Admission fees
  • Country guidebook and pre-travel documents
  • Embedded medical insurance
  • 24/7 emergency support

Info Session

Learn more about this program at our upcoming info session!

  • Date:  TBD
  • Time:  TBD
  • Location:  TBD

Meet the Faculty

Brent Luvaas

Associate Professor of Anthropology
Brent Luvaas is a visual and cultural anthropologist interested in the production and global circulation of fashion, music, and photography. He is the author of "Street Style: An Ethnography of Fashion Blogging" (Bloomsbury 2016) and "DIY Style: Fashion, Music, and Global Digital Culture" (Berg 2012). He has received several prominent fellowships, including the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad grant and the University of California Pacific Rim Research Program Grant, and has published in journals including Cultural Anthropology, Fashion Theory, and Visual Anthropology Review. He is also the blogger behind Urban Fieldnotes.