Research Interests

  • Political party
  • Election and democracy
  • Good governance
  • Islam and politics


Language Proficiency

  • Bahasa Indonesia – Mother tongue
  • English – Fluent
  • Arabic – Intermediate
  • German – Basic (A1)
  • Javanese – Reasonable


Formal Education



Doctoral Degree (Dr. phil.) in Political Science, TU Dortmund University, Germany Sponsored by DIKTI – Republic of Indonesia

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Christoph Schuck

Title of Dissertation: “Indonesian Political Ideology: Political Parties and Local Governance in Yogyakarta Municipality 1998-2015”

2008-2011 Master of Art (MA) in Political Science, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia

Title of Thesis: “Political elite in Muhammadiyah in Post-New Order: Study of Political Elites Attitudes in Muhammadiyah on Islam and Politics Issues in 1998-2010”



Bachelor of Art (BA) in Islamic Theology and Philosophy

Universitas Islam Negeri Sunan Kalijaga Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Fields: Philosophy of Political Islam



Senior High School

Madrasah Mu’allimin Islamic Boarding School of Yogyakarta, Indonesia



Junior High School

Madrasah Mu’allimin Islamic Boarding School of Yogyakarta, Indonesia

1997 Elementary School

SD Negeri 2 Gaya Baru 2, Central Lampung, Indonesia


Work Experiences

2012-Present Lecturer, Department of Governmental Affairs and Administration

Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta, Indonesia

2015-Present Managing Editor, Journal of Government and Politics (JGP), Indonesia-based international journal
2011-2012 Visiting Lecturer, Faculty of Social Science and Humanities

Universitas Islam Negeri Sunan Kalijaga, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Teaching for political system in Indonesia and sociology of politics

2011-2012 Visiting Lecturer for Soft-Skill Program, Faculty of Economics

Universitas Islam Indonesia, Yogyakarta

2009-2010 Editor in Chief, Leutika Publisher, Yogyakarta
2006-2009 Associate Researcher, Yayasan Falsafatuna Yogyakarta

Field of research: Islam and politics

2004-2010 Editor, Majalah Kuntum (Indonesian young magazine)
2003-2004 Islamic teacher

Madrasah Mu’allimin Islamic Boarding School of Yogyakarta


Teaching Subjects

1. Study on Political Parties
2. Electoral Governance
3. Legislative Process
4. Qualitative Research Methods