Doctoral Student Profile


Sirojuddin Arif

International Relations, and Comparative Politics

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Curriculum Vitae



Ph.D., Political Science, Northern Illinois University, USA, (expected 2018)
Fields: Comparative Politics and International Relations
Dissertation: “Food, Farmers and the State: Politics of Agricultural Subsidies in Indonesia and Nigeria.”
Committee: Kheang Un, Ph.D., Scot Schraufnagel, Ph.D., Kikue Hamayotsu, Ph.D.,

M.Sc., Social Anthropology, University of Oxford, UK, 2007.

M.A., Islamic Studies, Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic University, Indonesia, 2006.

B.A., Anthropology, Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia, 2003.

Research Interest

Research interests focus on the political economy of development, agrarian transition, social policy, poverty reduction, and religion and politics. In my dissertation, I analyze political origins of state responses to the food crises in Indonesia and Nigeria in the 1970s.

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