Liberty Sproat

Liberty Sproat is a History Ph.D. student at Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN. Her research interests focus on transnational women’s organizations, particularly women’s organizations in Indonesia during the late colonial (1900-1942) period. In addition, she explores the remnants of Dutch culture and society in Indonesia during the early postwar years. Previously, she graduated from Brigham Young University with a B.A. in European Studies and an M.A. in History. She has also spent a year abroad as a Rotary International exchange student to the Netherlands and speaks Dutch, German, and French. This is an exciting opportunity for her to expand her linguistic skills by studying Indonesian, and it is also her first time traveling to Asia.