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.