Dicky Sofjan, Ph.D.

Dicky Sofjan, Ph.D.


  • Core Doctoral Faculty, Indonesian Consortium for Religious Studies (ICRS) (International

Ph.D. program), Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) Postgraduate School, Yogyakarta

  • Postgraduate Lecturer in Political Science and American Studies Program, UGM
  • Founder/Chairman of INA Frontier (Indonesian Learning & Social Enterprise)
  • Member, Asian Public Intellectuals (API) Community, The Nippon Foundation (since 2008)
  • Member, Bi-National Review and Selection Panel of Fulbright-AMINEF (since 2011)
  • Member, American Academy of Religion (since 2011)



  • Principal Investigator for 3-year Research Project on “Religion, Public Affairs and Foreign Policy” (2012-2016) involving  seven countries (Indonesia, Singapore,  Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Thailand and the US), sponsored by Henry Luce Foundation, New York
  • Principal Investigator for Research Project on “Religion and Gender in Indonesia” (February- now 2012), sponsored by Netherlands-based Catholic Organization for Relief and Development (Cordaid). Project extension with Geneva-based Globethics



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National University of Singapore (NUS)

Ph.D. in Political Science, 2006


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Northeastern University (NEU)

M.A. in Political Science & International Relations, 2001

Boston-Massachusetts, USA

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Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD)

M.P.P. in Public Policy, 1999

Brunei Darussalam

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Universitas Padjadjaran (UNPAD)

B.A. in International Relations, 1997

Bandung, Indonesia

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SMAN 70 Bulungan

Jakarta, Indonesia

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Fortismere Secondary School

London, U.K.

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Coldfall Primary School

London, U.K.

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Crown Street Public School

Sydney, Australia



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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)


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National University of Singapore (NUS) Research Scholarship


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J. William Fulbright Award (United States Information Agency) (Currently, member of the Fulbright/AMINEF Bi-National Review and Selection Panel since 2011)


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ASEAN Scholarship from the Sultanate of Brunei Darussalam


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Istituto per il Commercio con l‟Estero (Italian Institute for Foreign Trade)


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Chevenings Award (British Foreign and Commonwealth Office)


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ASEAN Visiting Fellowship (Singapore International Foundation)




  • Indonesian Consortium for Religious Studies (ICRS)-UGM                                2013

o Courses: “Religion in the Public Sphere” (Ph.D. level in English)

  • Political Science, UGM                                                                                       2013

o Courses: “The Politics of Intermediary” and “Identity Politics and Multiculturalism” (M.A. level)

  • Political Science, UGM                                                                                       2012

o Course: “The Politics of Intermediary” (M.A. level)

  • Indonesian Consortium for Religious Studies (ICRS)-UGM                            Since 2011

o Courses: “Religion & Human Rights” and “Religion & the State in Southeast Asia” (Ph.D. level in English)

  • American Studies (Postgraduate School), Gadjah Mada University                Since 2010

Yogyakarta, Indonesia

o Course: “American Political System” (M.A. level)

  • Faculty of Letters, Sunan Kalijaga Islamic University                                     2009-2010

Yogyakarta, Indonesia

o Courses: “English” and “Speaking II” (B.A. level)

  • Department of Communication and International Relations                           2006-2007

Universitas Pelita Harapan, Jakarta

o Courses: “International Communication” and “Indonesian Foreign Policy”

(B.A. level)

  • Political Science, Universitas Padjadjaran, Bandung                                       2005-2006

o Course: “Democracy, Civil Society & Governance” (M.A. level)

  • Department of Political Science, National University of Singapore                2002-2004

o Courses: “Introduction to Political Science” and “Government

& Politics of Singapore” (B.A. level)



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Thesis Committee for M.A. Student in St. Mary‟s University


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Institut Kajian Malaysia dan Antara Bangsa (IKMAS) Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Malaysia


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Institute for Developing Economies (IDE), Chiba, Japan


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Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS), Kyoto University, Japan


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Tehran International Studies and Research Institute (TISRI), Iran




  • “Religion and Television in Indonesia: Ethical Issues Surrounding Dakwahtainment” published by Globethics.org Geneva, Switzerland (forthcoming 2013)
  • Nahjul Balagha as a Source of Islamic Political Ethics: Re-Contextualizing Imam Ali‟s Struggle to Build a “Virtuous City” in Contemporary Indonesia‟ in Contemporary Islamic Ethics: Key Issues, Concerns and Challenges by Dicky Sofjan and John Raines (editors), (forthcoming 2013)
  • “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 (forthcoming 2013)
  • “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 (forthcoming 2013)
  • 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
  • “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, Wydawnictwo Naukowe Askon, 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:

        9789794333999, 9794333999

  • “Concerns over Participation in  Genetic Research among Malay-Muslims,  Chinese  and Indians in Singapore: A focus group study” (with Wong M. Lee. et. al) in Community Genetics, Karger: Basel, Switzerland, 2004: 44-54. DOI: 10.1159/000080303
  • “Behind Closed Doors:  Managing Ethnic Minority Issues in Singapore” in Public Policy Conflicts: Proceedings of the Third Southeast Asian Conflict Studies Network Regional Workshop: Khon Kaen, Thailand and Vientiane, Lao PDR, May 6-8, 2002 (by Suwit Laohasiriwong and David J. H. Blake (editors), Southeast Asian Conflict Studies Network- Thailand). ISBNs: 9789743282003, 9743282009
  • Book Review (invited) on “Civil Islam: Muslims and Democratization in Indonesia” in Journal of Studies in Contemporary Islam, Youngstown University, Ohio, Vol. II, No.1, Spring 2001. Cited by Princeton University Press [See: http://pup.princeton.edu/titles/6966.html]
  • Menentang  Negara  Sekular  (editor  for  translated  version)  (The  New  Cold  War:  Religious Nationalism Confronts the Secular State by Mark Juergensmeyer), Bandung: Penerbit Mizan, 1998. ISBN: 9794331600
  • Islam dan Mitos Konfrontasi (editor for translated version) (Islam and the Myth of Confrontation by Fred Halliday), Bandung: Penerbit Mizan