• 2011, Ph.D from the Amsterdam Institute for Social science Research (AISR), University of Amsterdam, Netherlands, with dissertation entitled “After Jihad: A Biographical Approach to Passionate Politics in Indonesia”
  • 2003, M.A. degree (with First Class Honor) at Southeast Asia Graduate Program, Faculty of Asian Studies, Australian National University (ANU), Canberra, Australia, with thesis entitled “The Role of Security Forces in Communal Conflict: the case of Ambon, Indonesia”
  • 1996, B.A. degree at Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, University of Gadjah Mada (UGM), Yogyakarta, with thesis entitled “Dwifungsi ABRI sebagai Ideologi dan Konstruksi Sosial: Studi Sosiologi Pengetahuan terhadap Dwifungsi ABRI di Kalangan Perwira Tinggi ABRI” (The “Dwifungsi ABRI” as Ideology and Social Construction: A Sociology of Knowledge Perspective toward “Dwifungsi ABRI” among Retired Top Military Officers)
  • Sosiologi Konflik Perdamaian
  • Sosiologi Militer
  • Sosiologi Gerakan Islam
  • Sosiologi Pemuda
  • A Tale of Two Royal Cities: The Narratives of Islamists’ Intolerance in Yogyakarta and Solo co-author with Hakimul Ikhwan and Moh. Zaki Arrobi. Al-Jami’ah: Journal of Islamic Studies. IAIN Sunan Kalijaga, Yogyakarta (accepted). (Forthcoming)
  • Dua Menyemai Damai: Peran dan Kontribusi Muhammadiyah dan Nahdlatul Ulama dalam Perdamaian dan Demokrasi. Yogyakarta: Pusat Studi Keamanan dan Perdamaian Universitas Gadjah Mada. (co-author with Hairus Salim, Moh. Zaki Arobbi, Budi Asyari & Ali Usman) (2019)
  • A return to the past or a new geopolitical future? The implications of past communal conflict for contemporary security debates in Indonesia (co-author with Rachael Diprose) Journal of Contemporary Asia, DOI: 10.1080/00472336.2019.1619186. (2019)
  • Dawr al-mar’ah fī usrat al-salafīyah al-jihādīyah fī farḍ al-inḍibāṭ ‘alá jism al-abnā’ (co-author with Umi Najikhah Fikriyati) Studia Islamika, DOI: https://doi.org/10.15408/sdi.v26i1.6836. (2019)
  • Young Salafi-niqabi and hijrah: agency and identity negotiation (co-author with Yuyun Yunesti & Noorhaidi Hasan). Indonesian Journal of Islam and Muslim Societies. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1826/ijims.v8i2.173-198. (2018)
  • Enhancing the Bond: Narratives of Indonesian Academics from Two Continents (co-author bersama Atin Parabandari dan Priyambudi Sulistyanto) diterbitkan dalam buku berjudul Strangers Next Doors? Indonesia and Australia in the Asian Century edited by Tim Lindsey dan Dave McRae, diterbitkan oleh Hartland Publishing, Oxford & Portland Oregon, 2018. (2018)
  • Jejaring Illegal Fishing di Perbatasan Indonesia-Filipina. Jurnal Asia Pacific Studies, Volume 1 Number 1 / January -June 2017pp.106-124. (Co-author with Yosua Jaya Edi & Sunyoto Usman). (2018)
  • Dislokasi Politik dan Konflik Kebijakan: Kontestasi Politik dan Hukum daam Penanganan Kasus Korupsi di Daerah. Analisis CSIS, Vol. 46 No. 1, Maret. Pp. 107-126  (co-author with Lambang Trijono and Frans Vicky Djalong). (2017)
  • The Rise of Communal Violence and the Reemergence of Radical Islamism During Political Transition. Available at https://www.resetdoc.org/story/rise-communal-violence-reemergence-radical-islamist-movements/ (retrieved on 3 August 2018). (2017)
  • Yang Madani Namun Intoleran?: Trayektori dan Variasi Gerakan Islam Radikal di Indonesia” (Civil Yet Intolerant? Multiple Trajectory and Variants of Radical Islamism in Indonesia) in Sisi Gelap Demokrasi Indonesia: Kekerasan Masyarakat Madani di Indonesia, Edited by Husni Mubarok & Irsyad Rafsadi. Jakarta: Pusat Studi Agama dan Demokrasi Yayasan Paramadina. (2015)
  • Comprehensive Study on Adolescents and Youth Related Policies in Indonesia: Reference of the Framework on a Holistic Youth Development Policy. Jakarta: UNFPA (co-author with Subando Agus Margono). (2014)
  • After the Communal War: Understanding and Addressing Post-Conflict Violence in Eastern Indonesia published by CSPS BOOKS (co-author with Patrick Barron and Tri Susdinarjanti). (2012)
  • Communal Violence in Indonesia and the Role of Foreign and Domestic Networks Conflict, Community and Criminality in Southeast Asia and Australia, edited by Arnaud de Borchgrave, Thomas Sanderson & David Gordon, Washington D.C.: CSIS. (2009)
  • Police Reform From Below: Examples from Indonesia’s Transition to Democracy (co-author with Arifah Rahmawati) published in Judith Large & Timothy D. Sisk (eds.) Democracy, Conflict, and Human Security: Further Readings Stockholm: International IDEA. (2009)
  • Contributor of Democracy, Conflict, and Human Security: Pursuing Peace in the 21st Century edited by Judith Large & Tymothy D. Sisk, Stockholm: International IDEA. (2007)
  • In between military and militia; the dynamics of the security forces in the communal conflict in Ambon published in Asian Journal of Social Sciences, Volume 34, No. 3 (431-455) National University of Singapore. (2006)
  • A Tale of two troubled areas; Forced migration, social violence, and societal (In)security in Indonesia published in Asia Pacific Migration Journal Vol 15 No.1. (2006)
  • Security forces in in Ambon: From the national to the local in Damien Kingsburry (edited) Violence in Between; Conflict and Security in Archipelagic Southeast Asia published by Monash Asia Institute and ISEAS. (2005)
  • Security Sector Reform, Democratic Transition, and Social Violence: The Case of Ambon, Indonesia published by Berghof Research Center for Constructive Conflict Management, Bonn, Germany, available at http://www.berghof-handbook.net. (2004)