I am an Indonesian researcher and also teach social psychology at the Islamic University of Indonesia (a private university in Yogyakarta, Indonesia). I perceive that religion is a powerful motivational factor for many people. It can be harnessed as socio-spiritual capital that helps people transform their lives in positive ways. On the other hand, it can be a fire blazing through humanity and leaving tragedy in its path.
Broadly, I am interested in collective action, religiosity, fundamentalism, and radicalism. I care about developing empirical research that helps inform strategies for managing religious life peacefully—from the individual approach (awakening personal religious experiences) up to policy development (acting on inter-religion relationships).