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Ahmad Rizky M. Umar

Sessional Academic and Researcher, The University of Queensland

I am an associate tutor and researcher at the School of Political Sciences and International Studies, University of Queensland, and a sessional teacher at School of Government and International Relations, Griffith University, Queensland. I completed PhD at the University of Queensland (2022) with a thesis on 'The Idea of Asia in World Politics'. I teach International Relations Theory, Asia-Pacific Security, Human Rights, and Political Theory.


  • 2019–present
    Sessional Tutor, School of Political Science and International Studies, University of Queensland
  • 2021–present
    Sessional Academic, School of Government and International Relations, Griffith University
  • 2014–2017
    Researcher and Executive Secretary, ASEAN Studies Center, Universitas Gadjah Mada


  • 2022 
    University of Queensland, PhD in Political Science and International Studies
  • 2016 
    University of Sheffield, MSc in Politics with Research Methods
  • 2013 
    Gadjah Mada University, BA in International Relations


  • 2019
    Rethinking the Legacies of the Bandung Conference, Asian Politics and Policy
  • 2017
    The Bandung Ideology, Asian Review
  • 2016
    A Genealogy of Moderate Islam, Studia Islamika

Grants and Contracts

  • 2020
    Asia Study Grant
    Funding Source:
    National Library of Australia

Professional Memberships

  • International Studies Association
  • Earth System Governance

Research Areas

  • International Relations (160607)
  • Political Theory And Political Philosophy (160609)
  • Studies Of Asian Society (169903)


Best Paper Award for Junior Scholar, English School Section, International Studies Association (2021)