Sebastian Dettman is a PhD student in the Department of Government at Cornell University. His research interests include citizenship, political participation, and citizen-state relationships in decentralized democracies. His dissertation project examines the role of citizen participation in public goods and infrastructure provision in contexts of socioeconomic inequality. He will spend a year conducting a multi-method research project on this topic in six cities across Indonesia. During the research he will be affiliated with the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Jakarta as a visiting fellow. Sebastian has also worked as a researcher and consultant in Indonesia focusing on local politics and participation. Sebastian completed his Master’s degree in Southeast Asian Studies at the University of Michigan and his BA in International/Intercultural Studies at Pitzer College.