Lilis Mulyani is researcher and head of the Research Center for Society and Culture (PMB), the National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN). She received her Philosophical Doctor from the Melbourne Law School in 2021. Her research focuses mainly on land law and agrarian studies, human rights, group rights, and legal methodology. Her Ph.D thesis was written on legal personality of groups and land rights. Her research derives from the current Indonesia’s land law that has created inequality between groups of people, with powerful legal persons such as the State and the corporations dominate the land use and land control and discriminates against other groups such as the traditional customary communities.  She has particular interest on customary and peasant communities, which in Indonesian land law are largely marginalized.
Among her publications are “Unrelenting games: Multiple negotiations and landscape transformations in the tropical peatlands of Central Kalimantan, Indonesia,” co-authored with Anna Sanders, Rebecca M Ford, Rut Dini Prasti H, Anne M Larson, Yusurum Jagau, Rodney J Keenan in 2019; “Gambling with the State: Land Titles and Personhood Rights Among the Urban Poor in Indonesia” in 2015, “The Indonesia’s Migrant Workers and Overseas Labor Policy” co-authored with Riwanto Tirtosudarmo in 2013; “Minority Discourse in the Implementation of Political Rights of the Chinese in Reform Era”, in “Reflection of 80th years Melly G Tan: A Women and Development Perspective” in 2011, and “Street Children and Broken Perceptions: A Children’s Right Perspectives” in 2011.  Emails: | ORCID identifier (0000-0002-1290-378X). Scopus ID 33167686900
Athiqah Nur Alami is researcher and head of the Research Center for Politics, the National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN), Indonesia. Her main interest is on Indonesian foreign policy issues, and reinforces her interest on gender and labor migration. She completed her undergraduate degree in International Relations at the Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta. She then pursued her Graduate Studies in International Affairs at the Australian National University (ANU), Canberra. She completed her Ph.D from National University of Singapore in 2021 with dissertation on Infrastructural Governance of Indonesian Female Migrant Domestic Workers. Currently, collaborating with other scholars from various countries, she involves in writing the T20 Policy Brief on “Migrant care and domestic workers during the pandemic and beyond: the G20’s role in tackling inequalities and guaranteeing rights”. She and her team at the Research Centre for Politics also released Policy Brief that advocating empowerment of Indonesian women entrepreneurs as a strategic agenda for Indonesia’s G20 presidency. With team members, she is conducting research on several themes such as Indonesia’s strategic position in Indo-Pacific as well as education for forced migration impacted children in Indonesia and Malaysia. Her team also just received grants from Korea Foundation to conduct research on women leadership in foreign policy. She can be reached by email at
Nawawi is currently working as senior researcher and head of the Research Center for Population, National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN) Indonesia. He obtained PhD from the University of Leeds, United Kingdom in January 2020 with the thesis entitled  “Trade Union Politics and Elections in Post Authoritarian Indonesia”. His research focus on the issues related to labour movement and employment development in Indonesia. Currently he is working for the Regional Representative Council Republic of Indonesia preparing an academic paper for the revision of Law No. 21 of 2000 on Trade Unions. He is also conducting a collaborative research project with his counterpart in Vietnam on the labour market flexibility and labour challenges in the post-covid-19 pandemic in Indonesia and Vietnam and a research grant sponsored by the Sumitomo Foundation on the issues related to fisherman regeneration in Indonesia and Japan.  Starting March 2022, he leads a research group on the disability issues at BRIN and preparing research related to disability and tourism development in Indonesia. His latest publication is “Understanding and Managing Cascading and Systemic Risks: Lesson from Covid 19” published by UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR), April 2022. He can be contacted through email:
Fadjar Ibnu Thufail is the Head of Research Center for Area Studies, the National Research and Innovation Agency (PRW-BRIN). He received his M.A. from Rutgers University in 1998 and Ph.D from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 2007 with his dissertation titled “Figures of the State: The 1998 May Riots in Indonesia.” He was a visiting fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology in Halle/Saale, Goettingen University, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, and the University of Tokyo. His current research interests include digital visualization of cultural heritage, animation and game productions, maritime network, and science, technology and society studies (STS), in particular focusing on human-nonhuman relations. He has been conducting a research project with Ritsumeikan University (Kyoto) on digitizing Borobudur temple. He established and leads research program on Japan at the PRW-BRIN and has been working with the Japan Foundation to develop Japanese Studies in Indonesia. He can be contacted at
Laely Nurhidayah is researcher and head of the Research Center for Law – Institute for Social  Sciences and Humanities (ISSH) – the National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN). She obtained her PhD in Law from Macquarie University, Sydney Australia,  an LLM  (Adv) from the University of Queensland and bachelor’s degree from Jenderal Soedirman University. Her research interest focuses on the areas of international environmental law, marine and coastal governance, forest governance in Indonesia and climate change adaptation. Her PhD Thesis is on “Transboundary haze pollution in the ASEAN region: the assessment of the adequacy of legal framework in Indonesia”, where she has since contributed in literature on  peatland and forest fires  and haze pollution in Indonesia.
Nurhidayah has published in books, journals and working papers and has attended and presented papers in various international conferences. Her publications include: “Coastal adaptation laws and the social justice of policies to address sea level rise: An Indonesian insight” (2019), “Sea-Level Rise (SLR) and Its Implication on Human Security and Human Rights in Indonesia: A Legal Analysis” (2021), “The international law on transboundary haze pollution: What can we learn from the Southeast Asia region?” (2017) and “The forest and its biodiversity: assessing the adequacy of biodiversity protection laws in Indonesia” (2020), and “Resolving land-use conflicts over Indonesia’s customary forests: One map, power contestations and social justice” (2020). Emails: |  ORCID identifier 0000-0002-9903-0239. Scopus ID :56016139300
Aji Sofanudin is researcher and head of the Research Center for Religion and Belief at the National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN). He received his undergraduate degree from IAIN Walisongo  Semarang (2002), master degree from UII Yogyakarta (2009), and doctoral degree from Semarang  State University (2016). His research focuses mainly on religious issues (religious organization, religious tradition, contemporary issues in religion) and religious education such as pesantren, madrasa, and other religious educational institution.
Among his publications are Muhammadiyah’s Manhaj Tarjih: an Evolution of A Modernist Approach to Islamic Jurisprudence in Indonesia co-authored with Ahwan Fanani, Ahmad Irwan Hamzani, Nur Hasanah in 2021; The Ma’arif Literacy Movement Program in Improving Religious Moderation (Wasatiyyah Islam) co-authored with Hamidullo Ibda in 2021; Islamic Education and Islamic Revivalism in Indonesia; A Case Study of Kuttab Al-Fatih Purwokerto co-authored with Ahwan Fanani, Rahmawati Prihastuty in 2021; Best Practice Pesantren-based Madrasah Management at Yogyakarta co-authored with Nugroho Eko Atmanto, Rahmawati Prihastuty in 2021; Nationalism and Nationality Expression Pesantren Salafiyah, Salafi, and Khalafi In Indonesia co-authored with Dwi Istiyani, A.M. Wibowo, Idham, Nugroho Eko Atmanto, Umi Muzayanah, Siti Muawanah, Wahab, Mulyani Mudis Taruna, Mustolehudin, Umi Masfiah, Juju Saepudin, Marpuah in 2021; Student Care Patterns in Integrated Islamic Boarding School Bina Amal Semarang co-authored with Rahmawati Prihatuty, Hamidulloh Ibda in 2021; Reading the Naration of Nation in Al-Muayyad Islamic Boarding School at Surakarta co-authored with Ilfi Nur Diana, Mibtadin, Rosidin, Arnis Rachmadhani, Samidi, Lilam Kadarin Nuriyanto, Titi Isnaini Fauzah, Sitti Arafah, Israpil, Abdul Ghofur, Basman in 2021; Kinship Politics in The 2020 Pilkada in Central Java; The Actors Involved and Their Influences co-authored with Ayon Diniyanto, Dani Muhtada in 2021; Teachers Engagement of Madrasah Aliyah’s Teachers In
Learning During Covid-19
co-authored with Rahmawati Prihatuty, Ayon Diniyanto in 2021. He can be reached through email: or
Trina Fizzanty is a senior researcher in management of innovation. She holds PhD degree in Integrative Systems from The University of Queensland Australia since 2009. Her Master and Undergraduate degree are in agricultural economics from Bogor Agricultural Institute (IPB). She has joined with Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) in 1993, and appointed as the Director of Research Center for Science and Technology Development – Indonesian Institute of Sciences in 2014-2018. Her research areas are in R&D management, science and technology policy, management of innovation, and supply chain management. She published her research papers in international and national journal, books and policy papers/briefs, and presented her research in international and regional conferences in her research fields. She also works as a reviewer/board for several international and national scientific journals, postgraduate research supervision, and other scientific activities. She has experiences working in international research projects, among of them, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia, Science & Technology Economic Policy Institute Rep of Korea, and FAO, and also actively involved in Indonesian Researcher Union. email: