Experiencing Colorism in Indonesia

— By Kayla Stewart — Recently, I went to the movies in Semarang with a friend. We noticed that all of the American films that have been shown in Indonesia during our grant have featured mostly white cast members. The films released here have been varied; fantasy and sci-fi, comedy and horror. Yet, despite making waves in…

Alumni Spotlight: Nina Bhattacharya

Name: Nina Bhattacharya Hometown: Grand Blanc, Michigan School: University of Michigan (B.A. in Public Policy) Fulbright ETA placement location and year: During the 2012-2013 grant period, I taught at SMA Negeri 1 Krian in Krian, Java Timur. (You can read more about my day-to-day life that year—the good and the challenging—on The Hairpin.) Current city…

Monthly Highlights: February-March 2016

Less than two months remain for the 2015-2016 cohort of Fulbright English Teaching Assisstants. February and March are popular months for ETAs to complete some of their mandatory projects, including the WORDS Competition (read about the 2014 and 2015 national competitions in the preceding links) as well as a teacher training workshop completed in collaboration…