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Junior Researcher, SMERU Research Institute

Abdullah Faqih is a junior researcher at The SMERU Research Institute, specializing in qualitative method. His main research interests include, but are not limited to, digital economy, rural development, gender studies, and queer theory.

Faqih started his career at SMERU as a research assistant for the Indonesia Digital Skills Landscape research project, which was supported by the Digital Pathways at Oxford University and UNESCAP. Prior to joining SMERU, he was a research assistant at the Jameel Abdul Latif Poverty Action Lab Southeast Asia (JPAL-SEA) in a research project on smoking prevention among children and at the Partnership for Governance Reform for research on human rights defenders’ protection in the environmental sector. In 2021, he was a research fellow at Pusat Studi Pendidikan dan Kebijakan (PSPK) for research on higher education accreditation in Indonesia.


  • –present
    Peneliti Junior, SMERU Research Institute


  • 2021 
    Universitas Gadjah Mada, Sosiologi