Nava Nuraniyah


Nava Nuraniyah

PhD Candidate
B. Arts (University of Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta) M.Arts in International Relations, M.Diplomacy (ANU)
The Australian National University
Department of Political and Social Change, Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs, ANU College of Asia and the Pacific

Navhat (Nava) Nuraniyah is a PhD scholar at the Department of Political and Social Change, ANU. Her research focuses on how Islamist opposition movements respond to political repression in Indonesia.

From 2015 to early 2020, she was an analyst at the Jakarta-based Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict (IPAC), where she conducted extensive research on violent extremism, communal conflicts, gender and terrorism, and Islamist activism in Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines.

Before joining IPAC, she was an Associate Research Fellow at the Centre of Excellence for National Security, Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Nava completed a dual-master’s program in International Relations and Diplomacy at ANU in 2013.

Born and raised in Indonesia, she attended traditional pesantren in East Java and Yogyakarta and obtained a bachelor degree in International Relations from Muhammadiyah University Yogyakarta. She has written for academic journals and media such as Terrorism and Political Violence, Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, The New York Times, and Sydney Morning Herald.

Expertise Area(s)

Contentious politics
Security Studies
Southeast Asian Islam
Asia Pacific Conflict Resolution

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