Dr.phil. (anthropology), Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, Germany, 2016.

M.A. (anthropology), Universiteit Leiden, the Netherlands, 2009.

S.Sos. (sociology), Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia, 2003.

Professional appointments

Guest researcher, Institute for Geography and Regional Research, Universität Wien, Austria (invitation from Prof. Dr. Patrick Sakdapolrak,, 2017-

Managing editor, Jurnal Kajian Ruang Sosial-Budaya (JKRSB/Journal for Social and Cultural Study of Space), (, 2017-

Coordinator, Research cluster “Cultural Engineering,” Universitas Brawijaya, 2016-

Reviewer, MASYARAKAT: Jurnal Sosiologi, (, 2016-

Research associate, Perkumpulan Media Lintas Komunitas (MediaLink) (, 2016-

Research associate, Center for Culture and Frontiers Studies (CCFS) (, 2013-

Research associate, Wahana Lingkungan Indonesia (Walhi) East Java (, 2009-

Faculty member, Department of Sociology, Universitas Brawijaya (, 2006-

Junior fellow, Center for Human Rights Research (Pusham), University of Surabaya (, 2005-2006.

Junior fellow, Center for Communication Studies (Puskakom), Surabaya, Indonesia, 2004-2006.

Junior fellow, Center for Social Change Studies (LSPS), Surabaya, Indonesia, 2003-2004.

Professional services


Consultant & researcher, “Re-empowering vulnerable communities to mitigate environmental disaster impacts and adapt their livelihood in Porong (REMEDI).” Klub Indonesia Hijau (Walhi member organization) (fund: Canada Fund for Local Initiatives/CFLI, Embassy of Canada in Jakarta), 2017-2018.

Research coordinator, “Life after mud.” A collaborative research of Universität Wien, Austria (Institut für Geographie und Regionalforschung; Institute für Kultur- und Sozialanthropologie); Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta (Department of Anthropology), Universitas Brawijaya, Malang (Department of Sociology; Center of Culture and Frontiers Studies); and, Walhi (fund: ASEA-UNINET, OeAD), 2017.

Researcher, Independent Reporting Mechanism (IRM) Open Government Partnership (OGP), Subnational Bojonegoro, Indonesia, May 2017-April 2018.

Principal investigator, “Konstruksi, produksi, dan reproduksi sosial atas tubuh dan ruang urban [The social construction, production and reproduction of body and urban space/KorpoRealita].” Research cluster “Cultural Engineering” in collaboration with Center for Culture and Frontiers Studies (fund: Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Universitas Brawijaya), 2017-2018.

Research coordinator, “Strengthening civil society-government collaboration of information openness on the national health security for the poor in Sidoarjo, Wonosobo, and DKI Jakarta.” MediaLink (fund: TIFA Foundation), 2017.

Researcher, “Community-based research into multidimensional impacts of Lapindo mudflow hazard, Indonesia: environmental, health, and social.” Walhi, 2015-


Consultant, “Strengthening the resilience of fisherwomen to adapt to climate change (SERFAC).” Walhi (fund: Canada Fund for Local Initiatives/CFLI), 2016-2017.

Researcher, “Education partnership, performance oversight and monitoring.” Palladium International Indonesia (fund: DFaT, Australia), October-December 2016.

Steering committee, “Community-based research into social impacts of Lapindo mudflow hazard, Indonesia.” A collaborative research of Walhi and SILE/LLD, Universitas Islam Negeri Sunan Ampel (UINSA), Surabaya (fund: CIDA, Canada), July-December 2016.

Researcher, “Konstruksi sosial pengetahuan sosial pra-perguruan tinggi” [Social construction of social sciences in pre-university level]. Research cluster “Cultural Engineering” (fund: Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Universitas Brawijaya), 2016.

Short-term technical assistant, the East Java regional Public Outreach and Communication specialist, Development Alternative Inc. (DAI), Environmental Service Program (ESP) – USAID, Malang. 2006-2007.

Voluntary services

Editor & researcher, Kanal Newsroom (, 2011-

Chief editor, Tabloid Communio, the Commission of Social Communication, the Archbishop of Malang, Indonesia, 2009-2011.

Teaching responsibilities

(in the last three years)

Undergraduate Modern sociological theories; Political sociology; Third world’s political ecology; Social dimension of technology.

Postgraduate Methodology (hermeneutics).


Third-place-winner of “2015 Social Science Essay Award,” Indonesian Scholarship and Research Support Foundation (ISRSF), 2016.

Awardee of “Right Livelihood Junior Scientist”, Center for Development Research, University of Bonn, and Right Livelihood College (RLC), Bonn Campus, 2015.

Research grantee from the Youth Studies Center (YouSure), Universitas Gadjah Mada. Project title: “Strategi Pemuda Besuki Timur Menghadapi Bencana Industri Lumpur Lapindo” [The strategy of Besuki Timur youth to cope with the industrial disaster of Lapindo mudflow], 2012. Co-grantee: Lutfi Amiruddin.

DAAD scholarship grantee for doctoral study at the Institute of Anthropology, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, Germany, 2011-2016.

Research grantee from Center for Religious/Cross Cultural Studies (CRCS), Universitas Gadjah Mada. Project title: “Mediating the victims: the role of mainstream and alternative media in the East Java mudflow disaster,” 2009.

StuNed scholarship grantee for Master’s study at the Department of Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology, Universiteit Leiden, the Netherlands, 2008-2009.

Travel grantee from Open Society Foundation (OSF) for Curriculum Resource Center (CRC)’s session on Political Science, Central European University (CEU), Budapest, Hungary, 2007.