After earning a Ph.D. in Southeast Asian History with minor in Asian languages and cultures at University of Wisconsin-Madison, my research interests on this region have focused on two areas: the international relations of Southeast Asia and beyond, and critical discourse analysis of "troubled history" in Southeast Asia. I also involve in the development of curriculum and pedagogical innovation for Indonesian language studies.
I teach International Relations and Southeast Asian/ASEAN Studies at the Universitas Pelita Harapan (UPH). I also co-found and serve as an Associate Director for the Center for Southeast Asian Studies-Indonesia, an independent organization that promotes Southeast Asian Studies in Indonesia. During the summer sessions, I served as the coordinator of the Indonesian program at the Southeast Asian Studies Summer Institute in the University of Wisconsin-Madison (2005-2019) and the pedagogy coordinator of the Indonesian Flagship Language Initiative hosted by UW-Madison (2018-2019).