Inaya Rakhmani, S.Sos., M.A., Ph.D

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Inaya is assistant professor at the Department of Communication, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Universitas Indonesia. She is also the Director of Communication and member of the Indonesian Young Academy of Sciences, an egalitarian group of scientists part of a global movement to push for the use of sciences and evidence in policy making and public discourses. In the past ten years, she has led various researchers that attempted to mainstream the use of social sciences for a more equitable policy making process that also strengthens the democratic agenda. Inaya holds a PhD degree from the Asia Research Centre, Murdoch University, Australia who has had a strong reputation in area studies and sociology in Asia Pacific. She is currently interested in comparative analysis in Southeast Asia, and the academic interest that underlies my applied research practices focuses on understanding how culture can hinder and enable the redistribution of wealth and access to many. She has published a monograph with Palgrave MacMillan, which problematised the mainstreaming of Islam in pluralist, democratic Indonesia and assessed its divisive effects. Inaya also has published in numerous reputable area studies, sociology, and communication journals as well as book chapters, media articles, and podcasts.