Head of the M.A. in Political Science Program – Sirojuddin Arif, Ph.D.

Dr. Arif is the Head of the MA in Political Science Program at UIII. He was a Fulbright Scholar and earned Ph.D. in Political Science from Northern Illinois University, USA. Dr. Arif holds M.Sc. in Social Anthropology from the University of Oxford, UK, and MA in Interdisciplinary Islamic Studies from UIN Syarif Hidayatullah, Jakarta. Before joining UIII, he taught research methods and political Islam at the Graduate School of UIN Syarif Hidayatullah. Dr. Arif has been also a research associate at the SMERU Institute, Jakarta. His research interest focuses on comparative politics, politics of development, religion and politics, and comparative and mixed methods. His works appeared in the IDS Bulletin, Journal of International Development, and Journal of Development Perspective.