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 Centre for the Muslim States and Societies (CMSS). Her study at UWA is fully supported by the Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarship program (2015-2019). Most recent published work is titled "Women's representation in Asian parliaments: a QCA approach" in Contemporary Politics.