Doctoral Student Profile


Iqra Anugrah

Comparative Politics, Political Theory, and Southeast Asian Studies

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Curriculum Vitae



M.A., Political Science, Ohio University, 2012

MSc, Asia Pacific Studies, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, 2011

Undergraduate (leading to MSc) in International Relations and Cultural Studies, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, 2010

Overview of Scholarly Activity

I am a final year PhD candidate in the department. My research and teaching interests are democratization, development, statecraft, social movements, everyday politics, philosophy of science, ethnographic and historical methods, contemporary political theory, Islam, and Southeast Asia.

My dissertation project, entitled “Elite-Peasant Relations in Post-Authoritarian Indonesia: Decentralization, Dispossession, and Countermovement,” analyzes agrarian politics in the context of changing state-society relations and political economy in contemporary Indonesia.

Professional Appointments

Visiting Research Fellow, Institute for Social and Economic Research, Education, and Information (LP3ES), Jakarta, Indonesia, Summer 2015 – Summer 2017

Visiting PhD Scholar, Sydney Southeast Asia Centre (SSEAC), the University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia, Throughout March 2016

Predoctoral Fellow and Researcher, Transparency for Development Project in Indonesia, Ash Center at Harvard Kennedy School and Results for Development Institute, August 2015 – Feb 2016

Instructor, Introduction to Southeast Asian Studies, NIU Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Fall 2014 – Spring 2015

Teaching Assistant, Comparative Politics Courses, NIU Department of Political Science, Fall 2012 – Spring 2014

Selected Publications 

“Movements for Land Rights in Democratic Indonesia.” In Thushara Dibley and Michele Ford. Eds. Activists in Transition: Contentious Politics in the New Indonesia. Under review at Cornell University Press. 

2015. Indonesian Labour Movement in Historical Perspective: A View from Below. Asian Labour Review, Vol. 1, 101-114.

2015. Recent Studies on Indonesian Islam: A Sign of Intellectual Exhaustion? Indonesia, Vol. 100, 105-116.

2014. Social Movements in Southeast Asia and Latin America. Journal of Current Southeast Asian Affairs, Vol. 33, No. 2, 125-137.

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