Theresia Octastefani is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Politics and Government, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Universitas Gadjah Mada in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. In addition, she is also a Researcher at the Center for Southeast Asian Social Studies (CESASS) and Youth Studies Center (YouSure), both are at the same university. She holds a double master's degree from the Graduate School of Public Administration, Universitas Brawijaya, Indonesia and the Faculty of Political Science and Law, Burapha University, Thailand. Starting in fall 2020 she was accepted as a Ph.D Student in Business Administration at School of Management, National Central University, Taiwan. Her research interests include business and politics, public policy, network governance, Southeast Asian studies, border and boundaries studies.