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Iwan Awaluddin Yusuf

Lecturer in Department of Communications, Universitas Islam Indonesia (UII) Yogyakarta

Iwan Awaluddin Yusuf is a full-time lecturer and researcher in journalism, gender, digital media, and superhero as a pop culture study. Apart from teaching in the university, Iwan is the Head of the Department of Communications, Universitas Islam Indonesia (2022-now), Chief Executive Officer of UNISIA Radio in Yogyakarta (2021-now). He is also an active researcher for Media Regulations and Regulators Watch, an independent research institution in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

His academic background:
> Doctor of Philosophy from the School of Media, Film, and Journalism, Monash University, Australia.
> Master of Study Program of Communication, University of Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia.
> Bachelor of Communications, Department of Communication Studies, Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Iwan’s academic works have been published as books, book chapters, encyclopedia, journal articles, proceedings, podcasts, and online media, including [1] ‘Indonesia Media Landscape’ in The SAGE International Encyclopedia of Mass Media and Society' (2020), edited by Debra L Merskin. Published by SAGE Publications. [2] ‘Community Radio-Based Disaster Risk Reduction in Aceh and North Sumatra’ in Participatory Media in Environmental Communication: Engaging Communities in the Periphery (2019) Author Usha Sundar Harris.

His recent published journal articles are 'Gender-Sensitive Reporting Principles: A Content Analysis of Violence Against Women and Girls in Indonesian Mainstream Newspaper Coverage' (2022) and ‘Perpetuating Stigma: Representation of Widows and Divorcees in Indonesian Popular Media’ in International Journal of Indonesian Popular Culture and Communication (2020).

Iwan academic works in popular style have also been published online in The Conversation, Rightnow, Ozip, Republika, Kumparan, and as podcasts in SBS Radio.

He won several research dan writing competitions such as Session Best Presenter in World Conference on Media and Mass Communication (MEDCOM) Kuala Lumpur Malaysia in 2017. 2nd Winner of Indonesia Media Research Awards and Summit (IMRAS) 2015 by Indonesian Association Publishers, and Top 5 Best Paper in Conference on Media, Communications and Sociology (2014).

He has international academic experience including Invited Speaker in International Seminar “Media Development and Democratic Society”, Yangoon, Myanmar (2012), Presenter in International Conference Monash Herb Feith Centre, Monash University, Australia (2019), Presenter in The Australian New Zealand Communication Association (ANZCA) Conference 2018, The Auckland University, New Zealand (2018), Presenter in World Conference on Media and Mass Communication (MEDCOM), TIIKM, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2017), Presenter in International Conference and Cultural Event (ICCE), Monash University, Australia (2016), Presenter in 4th Annual International Conference on Journalism & Mass Communications Singapore (2015).


  • 2004–present
    Senior Lecturer, Department of Communications, Universitas Islam Indonesia (UII)
  • 2017–present
    PhD Candidate, School of Media, Film, and Journalism at Monash University


  • 2009 
    Universitas Indonesia, Master Ilmu Komunikasi
  • 2004 
    Universitas Gadjah Mada, Sarjana Ilmu Komunikasi

Professional Memberships

  • Ikatan Sarjana Komunikasi Indonesia (ISKI)
  • Asosiasi Pendidikan Tinggi Ilmu Komunikasi (ASPIKOM)