Navhat (Nava) Nuraniyah is a PhD student at the Department of Political and Social Change, the Coral Bell School of Asia and the Pacific, the Australian National University. Her research focuses on the mobilisation and coalition dynamics of Islamist opposition movements in Indonesia in times of repression. From 2015 to early 2020, she worked as an analyst at the Jakarta-based Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict (IPAC), where she conducted an extensive research on sectarian conflict, violent extremism (including its gender aspect), Salafism and other types of Islamic social movements 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. She completed a dual-master’s program in International Relations and Diplomacy at ANU in 2013. She attended traditional Islamic boarding schools (pesantren) in East Java and Yogyakarta and obtained a bachelor degree in International Relations from Muhammadiyah University Yogyakarta.
Thesis topic: Islamist opposition movements in Indonesia in the aftermath of 2016 Defend Islam Action
Supervisor: Emeritus Professor Greg Fealy