Ahmad Dhiaulhaq is a postdoctoral researcher at the Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV). His research interests concern the political dynamics of natural resource conflict, forest and land governance, environmental justice and land conflict resolution in Indonesia and broader Southeast Asia.
Dhiaulhaq completed his PhD in Resources, Environment and Development Program at the Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University (ANU) in 2019. His PhD research has focused on questions of justice and political economy in environmental conflict resolution initiatives in Indonesian forestry and palm oil sectors. Prior to PhD, he has conducted research on resource conflicts in a number of Southeast Asian countries, including Indonesia, Thailand and Cambodia. Through a Masters of Environment from University of Melbourne, and with the Center for People and Forests (RECOFTC) based in Bangkok, he has conducted research on social conflicts related to large-scale forestry and agri-business projects (oil palm, acacia), conservation areas, REDD+ projects, community forestry, and watershed protection.