Kurniawati Hastuti Dewi is a senior researcher at the Research Center for Politics, National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN) (formerly known as Indonesian Institute of Sciences LIPI) since December 2000. Her research interests are in gender and politics, women and politics, gender and Islam, local politics, and civil society. She is the founder and coordinator of the Gender and Politics research team at BRIN since 2015. She obtained a bachelor’s degree in politics with Cumlaude from the Government and Political Study, Diponegoro University in 2000, and a master’s degree in Asian Studies with a specialization in gender and politics in Southeast Asia with the First-Class Honor from the Faculty of Asian Studies at the Australian National University (ANU) in 2007. She received her Doctoral Degree in Asian Studies from the Graduate School of Asian and African Area Studies (ASAFAS) Kyoto University Japan in 2012. Her doctoral dissertation on the rise of women political leaders in Indonesian local politics won the Kyoto University’s International Program of Collaborative Research at the Center of Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS) and Kyoto University President’s Special Fund. It was published as a book entitled Indonesian Women and Local Politics: Islam, Gender and Networks in Post-Suharto Indonesia (Singapore: National University of Singapore Press and Kyoto University Press, 2015). She has been actively building networks with international feminists and scholars and was elected as Secretary-General of the Asian Association of Women’s Studies (AAWS) 2020–2022. Some of her key publications are: “Motherhood Identity in the 2019 Indonesian Presidential Elections: Populism and Political Division in the National Women’s Movement”, Contemporary Southeast Asia vol. 42, no. 2 (August 2020): 224–50.; “Indonesia: Local Advocacy for Suffrage” in The Palgrave Handbook of Women’s Political Rights, Susan Franceschet, Mona Lena Krook, Netina Tan (Eds.) (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019) https://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9781137590732; “Piety and Sexuality in a Public Sphere: Experiences of Javanese Muslim Women’s Political Leadership,” Asian Journal of Women’s Studies 23, no. 3 (2017): 340–362, DOI: 10.1080/12259276.2017.1352250, as well as various papers in Southeast Asian Studies, Asian Studies Review, Asian Women, SOJOURN: Journal of Social Issues in Southeast Asia, Indonesian Feminist Journal.
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