Alexander R. Arifianto is a Research Fellow with the Indonesia Programme at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University. Previously, he was a Visiting Fellow with the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) and a Post-doctoral Fellow at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame (Indiana, United States of America). In addition, he worked as a research analyst with the SMERU Research Institute in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Dr. Arifianto earned his Ph.D. in political science from Arizona State University in August 2012. His ongoing research interests include: political Islam in Indonesia, civil society organizations and social movements in Indonesia, and comparative politics of Southeast Asia.