I am a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Institute for Religion, Politics, and Society (IRPS) at Australian Catholic University researching gender, politics, Islamic law and disability rights in Indonesia and in Southeast Asia. I am also a research fellow to the Center of Social Difference at Columbia University and an Associate to the Centre for Indonesian Law, Islam and Society, University of Melbourne.
I am the author of Women and Sharia Law in Northern Indonesia: Local Women's NGOS and the reform of Islamic law in Aceh, published by Routledge 2015. I was previously the Head of International Relations Department at the State Islamic University (UIN) Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta and Deputy Director of Center for the Study of Islam and Society (PPIM) also at UIN Jakarta and editor to Jurnal Studia Islamika. I have extensive experience working as consultant for an international agency working in the area of legal reform and women's rights in Indonesia.