2018 marks the 7th year of the AHDA fellowship program. To date we have had over 59 fellows in the program representing over 30 countries. Below find information regarding the professional interests and accomplishments of select fellows and alumni.
While at Columbia, fellows design individual projects that address some aspect of a history of gross human rights violations in their society, country, and/or region. Click here to read more about the fellows' projects.
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Kartika Pratiwi was born in Indonesia and graduated with a Masters’ in Cultural Studies. She has been an independent researcher with an interest in narrative discourse about the 1965 genocide in Indonesia and Chinese-Indonesian issues.
Since 2008, Pratiwi was part of Kotakhitam Forum – an independent organization, dedicated to research, workshops and documentary movie production for social and political changes. During that time, she was involved in producing video archives on Indonesian political history and collective memory as well as the documentary film, Api Kartini (2012). With Kotakhitam Forum, Pratiwi regularly runs projects to facilitate history teachers and youth to use popular media as a learning tool in schools.
Since 2015, she has worked for EngageMedia, a non-profit organization that provides strategies for the effective use of video distribution, connecting video makers, journalists, and activists. In 2017, Pratiwi also served as a John Darling fellow at the Herb Feith Foundation.
Natalia Petrova is Director of Public Relations at Memorial International Society in Moscow, Russia, where she develops PR strategy, designs campaigns, and organizes art projects designed to present historical memory. Prior to this, she worked as a researcher at All-Union Rehabilitation Center, and later moved on to work at the Carnegie Moscow Center, Nature Magazine, Google, and the Institute of Geography of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Among her interests are the problems of preserving the memory of the past, personal memory, and art projects related to the preservation of memory. As an AHDA fellow, Petrova will work on a project called “Burying the Dead and Ghosts of Soviet/Stalin’s Past”, which aims to promote intensive discussion of what happened in Russia starting from the October Revolution of 1917.