Bio & CV



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Iqra Anugrah is a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University. He is also a Research Associate at the Institute for Economic and Social Research, Education, and Information (LP3ES) in Jakarta, Indonesia.

He has held research fellowships with the Transparency for Development (T4D) Project in Indonesia of Ash Center at Harvard Kennedy School and Results for Development Institute, the University of Sydney’s Southeast Asia Centre, the Asia Culture Center, and the Australian National University’s New Mandala.

His dissertation-based book project, tentatively titled “Agrarian Politics in Post-Authoritarian Indonesia: Local Politics, Dispossession, and Countermovement,” analyzes agrarian politics in contemporary Indonesia in the changing context of development and state-society relations.

His major research and teaching interests are democracy, development, statecraft, social movements, everyday politics, ethnographic and historical methods, philosophy of science, contemporary political theory, Islam, and Southeast Asia. For a complete curriculum vitae please click over to his page.

He obtained his PhD in Political Science and Southeast Asian Studies from Northern Illinois University. He also holds degrees from Ohio University and Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University. For his research and professional pursuits, he has received funding from various institutions such as Japan’s Ministry of Education Scholarship, American-Indonesian Cultural and Educational Foundation (AICEF) Grant, Japan Foundation Asia Center Travel Grant, Chulalongkorn University’s ENITAS Scholarship, and Southeast Asia Research Group (SEAREG) Travel Grant, among others.

Born and raised in Jakarta, he spent his formative years in Southwestern Japan, American Midwest, and Rural Indonesia. When he is not busy taking field notes, hanging out in odd places at odd hours with his local interlocutors, or working on his book project, he enjoys long-distance running, amateur cooking, and more recently, playing with random cats and perfecting his cold brew recipes. In another universe, he is a karaoke rock star and a contributing editor for IndoProgress.

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