Education Record

2016, November. Doktor der Philosophie [Dr.phil.], Anthropology, Institut für Ethnologie, Ruprect-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, Germany.

2009. Master of Arts [M.A.], Anthropology of Media, Institute of Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology, Leiden University, Leiden, the Netherlands.

2003. Sarjana Sosial [S.Sos.] (Bachelor of Social Science), Sociology, Department of Sociology, Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

1998-1999. Diploma in English, Sanata Dharma University, Yogyakarta (uncompleted).

Employment Record

2008 – now. Independent ethnographer on the Lapindo Case.

1 Apr 2006 – now. Lecturer at the Sociology Department, Brawijaya University, Malang, Indonesia. Courses taught: Modern Sociological Theory; Critical and Postmodern Theory; Sociology of Media; Political Sociology; Economic Sociology; and Sociology of Disaster.

July 2004 – now. Member and researcher at Pusat Kajian Komunikasi (Puskakom/Center for Communication Studies), Surabaya – Indonesia.

1 April 2003 –  30 June 2004. Junior researcher at Lembaga Studi Perubahan Sosial (LSPS/Institute for Social Change Studies), Surabaya – Indonesia.


2011-2016. DAAD Scholarship Awardee for a doctoral program at the Institut fürEthnologie, Ruprect-Karls-Universität Heidelberg.

2012 (with Lutfi Aminuddin). Winner of Research Grants Competition at the Youth Studies Center (YouSure), UGM, with a research project entitled “Strategi Pemuda Besuki Timur Menghadapi Bencana Industri Lumpur Lapindo” [The Strategy of Besuki Timur Youth Coping Industrial Disaster of Lapindo Mud].

2009. Winner of Research Grants Competition at the Center for Religious and Cross-Cultural Studies (CRCS), UGM.

2008. Participant of WDO World Anthropologists Conference in Leiden University.

2008-2009. STUNED Scholarship Awardee for master study at the Institute of Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology, Leiden University, Leiden, the Netherlands.

2008. East Java Coordinator, Pre-eliminary Media Assessment, LP3ES, Jakarta – Indonesia.

2007. Participant in the Curriculum Resource Center’s Open House session on Political Sciences, Central European University (CEU), Budapest – Hungary (November 2007).

2007. Participant in SATUNAMA and Konrad Adenauer Stiftung’s History of Tought Training, Yogyakarta (11 – 16 February 2007).

Apr 2006 – March 2007. Consultant, Public Outreach and Communication Assistant, Environmental Services Program (ESP), a USAID project in Malang, Indonesia.

2003 – now. Columnist.

2000 – 2003. Active member of Sanggar Talenta, youth writer community of Kanisius Publisher, Yogyakarta.