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Hongxuan Lin

Doctoral Candidate
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B.A. (Hons) in History, National University of Singapore, 2012
M.A. in History, University of Washington, 2015
PhD in History, University of Washington, 2020
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My dissertation research focuses on the relationship between Islam and Marxism in Indonesia from 1915 - 1965. I study conciliatory discourses in which Marxist ideas were theorized as compatible with Islam, often articulated within an the framework of anti-colonial resistance or anti-Imperial solidarity. I am also interested in the ways in which women contributed to these conciliatory discourses, as well as how ordinary people mediated the new experiences and ideas brought by Marxism through their existing worldviews - worldviews which were often heavily influenced by Islam.

Awards

Thomas M. Power Prize 2016: Outstanding graduate student paper for Academic Year 2015/16, History Department, University of Washington
Teaching Commendation, Academic Year 2015/16: Divisional Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Washington
UW Graduate School Distinguished Dissertation Award 2020 (Humanities and Fine Arts)

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