Jenny Goldstein, an assistant professor of global development in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, has been named a 2021-22 faculty fellow in the Cornell Center for Social Sciences to develop an ambitious research project focused on environmental rehabilitation in Indonesia.
The yearlong fellowship includes a semester in residence at the center. Goldstein plans to pursue a book manuscript tentatively titled “Land of No Return: Indonesia’s Development Out of Ruins.”
The book project is a culmination of a decade of research and fieldwork that Goldstein conducted on the politics of Indonesia’s peatland rehabilitation. Her empirically grounded study of the vast peatland ecosystem explores how scientific knowledge is diverse and contested, and the role it plays in land restoration and rehabilitation, as well as in extractive industries.