Amalinda Savirani is a lecturer at the Department of Politics and Government, University Gadjah Mada. She graduated from Government Studies Gadjah Mada University (2000, with honors), International School for Humanities and Social Sciences (ISHSS), University of Amsterdam (2004), and PhD from University of Amsterdam (2015). Her PhD dissertation on the political behavior of provincial business on responding to political shift (reformasi) and increased neoliberal economy in Pekalongan, Central Java.
Her research focus is on social movement in Indonesia particularly on the urban poor and labour movement. She has written numerous journal articles on these two main topics.