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Virdika Rizky Utama

Virdika Rizky Utama, usually called Virdi, is a political researcher at PARA Syndicate, Jakarta. Currently, Virdi is a graduate student in Political Science at Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), China. Prior to that, Virdi graduated with his undergraduate study at Universitas Negeri Jakarta (UNJ) in the history of education. Virdi is also known as a Nahdlatul Ulama (NU) observer and has written two books about Gus Dur; his best-known book is Menjerat Gus Dur (NUMedia, 2019).


  • –present
    Graduate Student in Political Science., University of Michigan-Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute
  • 2019–2023
    Researcher, PARA Syndicate


  • 2016 
    Universitas Negeri Jakarta, Pendidikan Sejarah


  • 2019
    Menjerat Gus Dur, NUMedia
  • 2018
    Demokrasi dan Toleransı dalam Repress Order Baru, Kanisius