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Yearry Panji Setianto

Assistant Professor, Universitas Sultan Ageng Tirtayasa

My name is Yearry Panji Setianto (@yearrypanji) and I am currently teaching at the Department of Communication Studies, Sultan Ageng Tirtayasa University; Universitas Multimedia Nusantara; and Universitas Indonesia.

I hold a doctoral degree from School of Media Arts and Studies, Ohio University (2016) where I conducted my dissertation research on digital media ethnography of diasporic communities in the United States in relation to their transnational-homeland political engagement.

I am doing research projects related to everyday use of digital/social media in Southeast Asian context. These include study of online political conversations on social media, including understanding #hashtag politics in Indonesian political sphere—where most of the time are also intertwining with religious and ethnic sentiments.

I am also engaged in research on how the digital food practices like food-selfies and #instafood can promote the public awareness of local culinary—as part of my bigger projects on data activism in Indonesia.

Some of my works have been presented at Journal of Media and Religion as well as academic seminars, including AEJMC, AoIR and Data Power 2019 Conference.

I was a visiting researcher at Digital Ethnography Research Center (DERC) RMIT, Melbourne in December 2019.


  • –present
    Assistant Professor, Universitas Sultan Ageng Tirtayasa


  • 2016 
    School of Media Arts and Studies, Ohio University, Communication Studies