Sirojuddin Arif is a Ph.D. candidate in Political Science at the Department of Political Science, Northern Illinois University. He received his MSc degree in Social Anthropology from the University of Oxford, UK. He also holds an MA degree in Islamic Studies from Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic University, Jakarta. He received the Outstanding Graduate Student and Maryanov Awards from NIU. Arif’s research interests focus broadly on the political economy of development, social policy, poverty reduction, and religion and politics. His dissertation analyzes political origins of state responses to the food crisis in Indonesia and Nigeria in the 1970s. Before starting his graduate study in Political Science at NIU, he worked for several years as a researcher at the SMERU Research Institute, Jakarta. He has a vast experience of conducting fieldwork on the implementation of social policy and poverty reduction in Indonesia. In 2014, he was a visiting lecturer in the Department of Political Science at the State Islamic University of Jakarta. Arif’s work has appeared in IDS Bulletin.
“Cursed by oil? Oil boom, state-rural society relations and agricultural development in Indonesia and Nigeria” (Under review).
“Making the best of all resources: How Indonesian household recipients use the CCT allowance,” with M. Syukri, M. Rosfadhila and W. Isdijoso (2010). IDS Bulletin 41 (4): 84-94.