A. Diyana Sastrawati is a MA/PhD student at the University of Texas at Austin's Department of Anthropology with a Graduate Portfolio in Women's and Gender Studies. She is also a fellow of the Urban Ethnography Lab in the Department of Sociology. She works primarily in the areas of medical anthropology, performance studies, and affect. She earned a BA (Honors) in Sociology with a Creative Writing certificate from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore in 2016. She has presented her research at Princeton University's Department of Anthropology, University of California, Los Angeles's Center for the Study of Women, Duke University's Department of Cultural Anthropology and National University of Singapore's Asia Research Institute. Prior to her graduate studies in 2017, she was a research assistant at National University of Singapore's School of Public Policy and an exchange student at the University of Texas of Austin’s College of Liberal Arts. She was born and raised in Singapore.