Ella S. Prihatini is a veteran journalist and in her last semester of PhD at the University of Western Australia (UWA), Perth. She holds a BA in International Relations (University of Gadjah Mada/UGM, Yogyakarta) and Master of Development Practice (University of Queensland/UQ, Brisbane).
Her research interests focus on women's political participation, gender studies of Asia, young voters, and electoral politics in Indonesia. Ella is affiliated with the UWA Public Policy Institute (PPI) and Centre for Muslim States and Societies (CMSS).
Her study at UWA is fully supported by the Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarship program (2015-2019). Most recent published works are titled "Women's representation in Asian parliaments: a QCA approach" in Contemporary Politics and "Women Who Win in Indonesia: The impact of age, experience, and list position" in Women's Studies International Forum.