Wahyuni earned her doctoral degree in Leipzig University, Leipzig, Germany (2006). Now she dedicates her passion and knowledge to teaching at her Communications Department, Faculty of Politics and Social Science, Gadjah Mada University, where she finished her undergraduate and Master's degree studies. Since 2015, Hermin has been the director of the Centre for Southeast Asian Social Studies (CESASS), Universitas Gadjah Mada. She has research interests in Political Communication, Media Regulation, Media Governance, Press and Law, Journalism, Political Economy of the Media and Exploring Southeast Asian studies from the perspective of media and Communication Policy.
She has carried out several research projects in these topics and published in journals. Her best known books in Indonesia are titled Television and State Intervention, which was published in 2000, The Indonesian Broadcasting System (2008), and her latest book published in (2013) was The Policy of New Media in Indonesia. She recently carried out research in "Communication And Politics Of Disaster In Indonesia: Analysis Of The Multi-Layered Responses To Maritime Disasters In Semarang And Aceh" (2018).