Dicky Sofjan, Ph.D.

Dicky Sofjan, Ph.D.
  • Core Doctoral Faculty of ICRS (international Ph.D. program on Inter-Religious Studies), located in the UGM Postgraduate
  • Postgraduate Lecturer in Political Science and American Studies Program, UGM
  • Member, Asian Public Intellectuals (API) Community, The Nippon Foundation (since 2008)
  • Member, Bi-National Review Committee and Selection Panel of Fulbright-AMINEF (since 2011)
  • Member, American Academy of Religion (since 2011)
  • Founder/Chairman of INA Frontier (Indonesian Learning & Social Enterprise) (since 2009)
  • Principal Investigator for 3-year Research Project on “Religion, Public Policy and Social Transformation in Southeast Asia (2013-2016) involving  nine countries i.e. Indonesia, Singapore,  Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Thailand and the USA, sponsored by Henry Luce Foundation based in New York
  • Researcher on “Sustainability and Spirituality in the Asian Context” (2013-2014), an extension of the API Regional Project on “Community-based Initiatives toward Human-Ecological Balance” in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines and Japan (2008-2012)
National University of Singapore (NUS)
Ph.D. in Political Science, 2006
Northeastern University (NEU)
M.A. in Political Science & International Relations, 2001
Boston-Massachusetts, USA
Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD)
M.P.P. in Public Policy, 1999
Brunei Darussalam
Universitas Padjadjaran (UNPAD)
B.A. in International Relations, 1997
Bandung, Indonesia
SMAN 70 Bulungan
Jakarta, Indonesia
Fortismere Secondary School
London, U.K.
Coldfall Primary School
London, U.K.
Crown Street Public School
Sydney, Australia
The Henry Luce Foundation
Catholic Organization for Relief and Development Aid (Cordaid)
The Nippon Foundation’s API Regional Project
Asian Public Intellectuals (API) Fellowship
The Nippon Foundation and LIPI (Indonesian Institute of Sciences)
National University of Singapore (NUS) Research Scholarship
J. William Fulbright Award (United States Information Agency) (currently, member of the Fulbright/AMINEF Bi-National Review Committee and Selection Panel since 2011)
ASEAN Scholarship from the Sultanate of Brunei Darussalam
Istituto per il Commercio con l‟Estero (Italian Institute for Foreign Trade)
Chevenings Award (British Foreign and Commonwealth Office)
ASEAN Visiting Student Fellowship (Singapore International Foundation)
Courses Taught
·         Religion, Identity and Multiculturalism (Ph.D. level, English)
·         Religion in the Public Sphere (Ph.D. level, English)
·         Religion and Human Rights (Ph.D. level, English)
·         Religion and the State in Southeast Asia(Ph.D. level, English)
·         The Politics of Intermediary (Masters level, Indonesian)
·         Identity Politics and Multiculturalism (Masters level, Indonesian)
·         American Political System (Masters level, Bilingual)
·         American Foreign Policy (Masters level, Bilingual)
·         Democracy, Civil Society and Governance (Masters level, Indonesian)
·         Indonesian Foreign Policy (Bachelors level, Bilingual)
·         International Communication (Bachelors level, Bilingual)
·         English Speaking (Bachelors level, Bilingual)
·         Introduction to Political Science (Bachelors level, English)
·         Government and Politics of Singapore (Bachelors level, English), etc.
Institut Kajian Malaysia dan Antara Bangsa (IKMAS) Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Malaysia
Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS), Kyoto University, Japan
Tehran International Studies and Research Institute (TISRI), Iran
·         “Asian Ecology  and  the  Sacred: Communal Rituals, Cultural  Meaning and  Community Inventiveness” in Living Landscapes, Connected Communities: Culture, Environment and Change Across Asia by Justine Vaz and Narumol Aphinives (editors), Areca Books, Penang-Malaysia (2014). ISBN: 978-967-5719-11-0
·         “Making Connections Across the Region” in Living Landscapes, Connected Communities: Culture, Environment and Change Across Asia by Justine Vaz and Narumol Aphinives (editors), Areca Books, Penang-Malaysia (2014). ISBN: 978-967-5719-11-0
·         “Sejarah dan Budaya Syiah di Asia Tenggara” (edited volume), UGM Postgraduate School, Yogyakarta (2013). ISBN: 979-979-25-0118-6
·         “Religion and Television in Indonesia: Ethical Issues Surrounding Dakwahtainment” published by Globethics.net, Geneva, Switzerland, 2013. ISBN:978-2-940428-78-6 (online version) and 978-2-940428-79-3 (print version)
·         “Agama dan Televisi: Etika Seputar Dakwahtainment” (translation) published by Globethics.net, Geneva, Switzerland, 2013. ISBNs: 978-2-940428-78-6 (online version) and 978-2-940428-79-3 (print version)
·         Gender Construction in Dakwahtainment: A Case Study of Heart to Heart with Mamah Dedeh in Al-Jami’ah (Journal of Islamic Studies), State Islamic University of Sunan Kalijaga, Yogyakarta, 50 (1) 2012/1433: 57-74. ISSN: 0126-012X
·         “The Challenge of Building a Multi-Ethnic State in Malaysia” (with Ewa Trojnar) in Journal of Hemispheres (Studies on Cultures and Societies), No.26, Institute of Mediterranean and Oriental Cultures, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warszawa, Poland, 2011. ISSN: 0239-8818, ISBN: 978-83-7452-057-7
·         “Social Disintegration and the Increasing Incidences of Suicide in Gunung Kidul” in Coping with Disintegration: From the Perspectives of Local to Global by Vira Somboon (editor), Chula Global Network (CGN), December 2011. ISBN: 978-616-551-374-6
·         “The Malaysian Dilemma: Race, Religion and the Quest for National Unity” in The Meaning
of Asian Identities and Experience in Asian Alternatives for a Sustainable World, late 2009
·         “The Sound of Silence: Moderate Muslims‟ Response to 9-11 and the War on Terrorism” in
The Asian Public Intellectuals Quarterly, Issue No.17/August 2008
·         “Why Muslims Participate in Jihad: An Empirical Survey on Islamic Religiosity in Indonesia
and Iran”, Australian Theological Forum Press and Mizan International, 2006/2007. ISBNs:

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