Name : Dr. Moch Nur Ichwan, MA
Place & Date of Birth : Ponorogo, 24 October 1970
Nationality : Indonesian
Sex : Male
Office/ Email Address : Sunan Kalijaga State Islamic University (UIN), Jln. Marsda Adisucipto km 1, Yogyakarta
Academic Position : Senior Lecturer of Sunan Kalijaga State Islamic University (UIN) Yogyakarta;
and coordinator of PhD program of Graduate School of UIN Sunan Kalijaga.
Home Address : Kadipolo RT 01/35, Sendangtirto Berbah, Sleman, Yogyakarta
Phone : 08123408454
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Research and Teaching Interest

Muslim politics in Indonesia, Islamic political and social thought, religious governance, religion and globalization, methodology of Islamic studies, Islamic hermeneutics.

Linguistic Ability

English (fluent), Arabic (fluent), Dutch (poor), Indonesian and Javanese (native).

  1. Ph.D.  in Religious Studies (Muslim Politics), Tilburg University, the Netherlands, November 2006.
  2. MA in Islamic Studies, Leiden University, September 1999.
  3. BA  in  Islamic  Studies,  the  Faculty  of  Islamic  Theology  (Usuluddin),  the  State  Institute  of Islamic Studies (IAIN) Sunan Kalijaga Yogyakarta, 1995.
  4. Islamic Senior High School Al-Islam, Joresan Ponorogo, 1987-1990.
  5. Islamic Junior High School Al-Islam, Joresan Ponorogo, 1984-1987.
  6. Islamic Boarding School (Pesantren) Darul Hikam, Joresan Ponorogo, 1985-1990.
Organisation Experiences
  1. Coordinator of the PhD program, Graduate School of UIN Sunan Kalijaga, Yogyakarta, 2015-now.
  2. Head of Department of Religion and Philosophy, Graduate School of the Sunan Kalijaga State Islamic University (2011-2015).
  3. Director  Center  for  the  Study  of  Islam  and  Social  Transformation  (CISForm),  UIN  Sunan Kalijaga, Yogyakarta, 2011-2012.
  4. Deputy-director  Center  for  the  Study  of  Islam  and  Social  Transformation  (CISForm),  UIN Sunan Kalijaga, Yogyakarta, 2006-2010.
  5. Editor  of Al-Jâmi’ah,  International  Journal  of  Islamic  Studies,  Yogyakarta,  2000 – 2001;  2007-present.
  6. Director  of  the  Institute  for  the  Study  of  Religion,  Society  and  Human  Rights  (SAMHA),
    Yogyakarta, 2001 – present.
  7. Researcher at the Forum for Cultural and Religious Studies (FkBA), Yogyakarta, 2000- 2001.
  8. Member  and  then  second  director  of  the  Children  Lovers  Association  (SPA),  Yogyakarta, 1990-1996.
  9. Coordinator of  the  Circle  for  Qur‘anic  and  Humanity  Studies  (CQHS),  Yogyakarta  1993-1996.
  10. Member of the Institute for Islamic and Philosophical Studies (LPIF), Yogyakarta, 1993-1996.
  1. Research  fellowship  Contending  Modernities  Working  Group,  Notre  Dame  University, Indiana, US, 2015-17.
  2. Postdoctoral fellowship, Islam Research Programme (IRP), Leiden University, Netherlands, 2010-2012 (3 years).
  3. Postdoctoral fellowship, KNAW  (Dutch  Royal  Academy of  Science) in  the  framework of Scientific Programme Indonesia Netherlands (SPIN), Nederland, 2008-2009 (2 years).
  4. ISIM  (International  Institute  for  the  Study  of  Islam  in  the  Modern  World)  research scholarship, the Netherland, 2007 (4 months).
  5. PhD Fellowship at Tilburg University, funded by International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS), The Netherland 2001-2005 (4 years).
  6. MA  Fellowship,  Indonesia  Netherlands  Cooperation  for  Islamic  Studies  (INIS), The Netherland, 1997-1999 (2 years).
  7. Supersemar scholarship 1991, 1993 (2 years).
Research (2001-2013)
  1. “Religious Authorities, Minorities and Identities: Inter-Religious Relations  in  Post-Conflict  Aceh, Indonesia,” funded  by Contending  Modernities  Working  Group,  Notre  Dame  University, Indiana, US, 2015-17.
  2. Peace  Values in  Local  Wisdoms of  the  Javanese  Society, funded  by  the  Postgraduate  School  of Sunan Kalijaga State Islamic University, 2014 (in Indonesian).
  3. Mapping Religious Conflicts in Yogyakarta, 2009-2013, funded by the Postgraduate School of Sunan Kalijaga State Islamic University, 2013 (in Indonesian).
  4. Seeding  Peace  below  the  Merapi  Mountain:  Harmonious  Interreligious  Relations  in  Ngandong Village, funded by Research Centre of UIN Sunan Kalijaga, 2013 (in Indonesian).
  5. Alternative  to  Shari’atism  in  Aceh  after  the  Tsunami,  Post-Doctoral  fellowship,  Islamic Research Programme, Leiden University, 2010-2012 (3 years).
  6. Mohammed Talbi’s Hermeneutics of  Tolerance,  funded  by  Research  Centre  of  UIN  Sunan Kalijaga, 2009 (in Indonesian).
  7. Ulama  and  Re-islamisation  of  the  Public  Sphere:  The  Indonesian  Council  of  Ulama  and  Glocal Challenges  in  the  Post-Soeharto  Era, Post-doctoral  fellowship  of  KNAW  (Dutch  Royal Academic  of  Science)  in  the  framework  Scientific  Programme  Indonesia  Netherlands (SPIN), 2008-2009 (2 years).
  8. Ulama, State and Ummah: The Majelis Ulama Indonesia and the Search for New Recognition in a Post-Soeharto  Era, funded  by  International  Institute  for  the  Study  of  Islam  in  the  Modern World (ISIM), Leiden, 2007 (4 months).
  9. Sintesis  Kreatif:  Ali  Mazrui,  Ilmu  Sosial  Normatif  dan  Studi  Masyarakat  Islam  (Creative Synthesis:  Ali  Mazrui,  Normative  Social  Sciences,  and the  Study  of  Muslim  Societies), funded by Research Centre of UIN Sunan Kalijaga, 2007.
  10. Dakwah dan Negara: Wacana Dakwah Pembangunan dan Developmentalisasi Islam di Indonesia Era  Orde  Baru  (Da’wa  and  State:  Discourse  of  Developmental  Da’wa  and Developmentalisation of Islam in Indonesia‘s New Order), funded by Research Centre of UIN Sunan Kalijaga, 2006.
  11. “Official  Reform  of  Islam:  State  Islam  and  the  Ministry  of  Religious  Affairs  in Contemporary Indonesia, 1966-2004,” PhD Tilburg University, 2006 (supervisor: Prof. Dr. Herman L. Beck).
  12. “A New Horizon in Qur‘anic Hermeneutics: Nasr Hamid Abu Zayd and Critical Qur‘anic Scholarship,” thesis, Leiden University, 1999 (supervisor: Dr. Gerard Wiegers).
  13. “Hermeneutika al-Qur‘an: Peta Perkembangan Metodologi Tafsir al-Qur‘an Kontemporer,” skripsi (mini-thesis), Ushuluddin Faculty, IAIN Sunan Kalijaga, 1995 (supervisors: Dr. M. Amin Abdullah and Drs. Chumaidi Syarif Romas)
Academic Presentations (2002-2015)

A. International Presentations

  1. “Against Wahhabism, Shi’ism, and Communism: Reclaiming Ahl al-Sunnah wa al-Jama’ah in Contemporary  Aceh,” Al-Jamiah  International  Conference,  Yogyakarta, 7  November 2015.
  2. “Contemporary  Development  of  Ulama  Studies: A  Preliminary  Bibliographical  Study,” Joint International Conference on Islamic Studies Revisited, co-organized by Graduate School UIN Sunan Kalijaga and Göttingen University, 28 October 2015.
  3. “The  Qur‘an,  Holy  War  Narratives,  and  Religious  Ethno-Nationalism:  The  Making  of Jihad  Ideology  in  Aceh,  Indonesia,”  International  Conference New  Trends  in  Qur’anic Studies co-organized by UIN Sunan Kalijaga and International Qur’anic Studies Association (IQSA), Yogyakarta, 4-6 August 2015.
  4. “De-queering  the  Veranda  of  Mecca: Shari’a  and  the  Politics  of  Sexuality  in  Aceh, Indonesia,” Joint International Conference on Islam, Gender and Legal Thought in Indonesia and  Germany:  Islam,  Plural  Societies  and  Legal  Pluralism,  co-organized  by  Georg-August Universität Göttingen and Graduate School of State Islamic University Sunan Kalijaga, in Gottingen, Germany, 28-29 July 2015.
  5. “Islam,  Radicalism, and  Interreligious  Relations  in Indonesia,” International Conference Asosiasi  Sarjana  Kristiani  untuk  Kajian  Islam  Indonesia  (ASAKKIA) Denpasar,  12  June 2015.
  6. “Ulama,  Neo-Sufism  and  Heterodoxy:  The  issue  of Wahdat  al-Wujud  in  Contemporary Aceh,”  The  7
    th  Al-Jamiah  Forum  and  Conference  on  Religious  Authority,  Piety,  and Activism:  `Ulama  in  Contemporary  Muslim  Societies,  Al-Jamiah  Research  center,  UIN Sunan Kalijaga, Yogyakarta, 28-30 November 2014
  7. “Contesting Spiritual Authority: MPTT, Tastafi and Naqsyabandiyah Khalidiyah in Aceh,” International  Conference: Dynamics  of  the  Studies  on  Indonesian  Islam:  Tribute  to  Karel Steenbrink  and  Martin  van  Bruinessen, Pascasarjana  UIN  Sunan  Kalijaga,  Yogyakarta,  18-19 November 2014.
  8. “Islam,  Queers  dan  Politics  of  Sexuality  in  Aceh,” International  Conference ―Southeast Asian  Islam  Facing  ASEAN  Community  2015, Institute  of  Southeast  Asian  Islam  (ISAIs), Yogyakarta, 24-25 September 2014.
  9. “Managing Religious Diversity in Indonesia,” Short Course  on  Indonesian  Islam,  UIN Sunan Kalijaga and Gottingen University, Yogyakarta, 19 September 2014.
  10. “State-Faith  Relationship  in  a  Muslim  Majority  Country:  An  Indonesian  Experience,” conference «International Experience on State-faith Relationship: Lessons for the Kyrgyz Republic», Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, 3 April 2014.
  11. “Shi‘ite Intellectual Activism in Contemporary Aceh: A Preliminary Study,” International Conference on Plurality and Minority, The 6th  Al-Jami`ah International Forum, Yogyakarta, 6-8 December 2013.
  12. “Ulama  and  Local  Politics: The  Majelis  Ulama  Indonesia  in  Post-New  Order  Banten,” International Conference ―Religious Diversity and Civil Identity: Negotiating State Order and  Civil  Rights‖, Sharia  &  Law  Faculty  of  UIN  Sunan  Kalijaga in  cooperation  with Gottingen University, Yogyakarta, 19-20 November 2013.
  13. “Religious Institutions in Indonesia,” Short Course on Religions in Indonesia, UIN Sunan Kalijaga  in  Cooperation  with  Indonesian  Ministry  of  Foreign  Affairs,  Yogyakarta,  10 September 2013.
  14. “Delimiting  Freedom  of  Religion  and  Belief:  Majelis  Ulama  Indonesia  after  Suharto,” Workshop  on  Towards  a  Practical Theologies  on  Religious  Freedom—an  Interfaith Cooperation at the Grassroots, Oslo Coalition-STAIN, Salatiga, 23-24 May 2013.
  15. “Shari’a and Queer Activism: The Politics of Sexuality in Aceh,” International Conference on  Negotiating  Diversity  in  Indonesia,  Singapore  Management  University, Singapore, 5-6 November 2012.
  16. “Intellectual and Cultural Resistances to Shari`atism in Aceh,” International Conference Trends  in  Muslim  Societies, Islam  Research  Programme,  Leiden  University, The  Hague, the Netherlands, 17-19 April 2012.
  17. “Democracy without Religious Pluralism? The Majelis Ulama Indonesia and Interreligious Relations,”  Conference  on Islam  and  Democracy,  organized  by  Journal  al-Jamiah,  Sunan Kalijaga State Islamic University, Yogyakarta, 26-27 November 2011.
  18. “The Making of Islamic and Post-Islamic Others: Majelis Ulama Indonesia, Orthodoxy and the  Politics  of  Othering,”  International  Workshop  on  Muslim  Religious  Authority  in Contemporary  Asia,  Asia  Research  Institute  (ARI),  National  University  of  Singapore, Singapore, 24-25 November 2011.
  19. “Redebating Wahdat  al-Wujud in  the  Veranda  of  Shari’a:  Abuya  Syaikh  Amran  Waly, Majelis  Permusyawaratan  Ulama,  and  Politics  of  Orthodoxy  in  Aceh,”  International Conference  on Sufism  for  a  New  Age:  Twenty-first  Century  Neo-Sufism,  Cosmopolitan  Piety  and Traditionalist  Responses,  organized  by  Centre  for  the  Study  of  Contemporary  Muslim Societies, University of Western Sydney, Australia, 29-30 September 2011.
  20. “Against Religious Pluralism: The Majelis Ulama Indonesia, Interreligious Relations and the  Limits  of  Tolerance,”  Indonesia  Council  Open  Conference,  University  of  Western Australia, Perth, Australia, 27-28 September, 2011
  21. “Ulama  and  Politics:  Majelis  Ulama  Indonesia‘s  Tausiyah  in  Early  Reformation  Era,” Conference on MUI Studies, held by Majelis Ulama Indonesia, Jakarta, 25 July 2011.
  22. “Secularism,  Islam  and  Pancasila,”  lecture  at Center  for  Islamic  Area  Studies, Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan, 25 February 2011.
  23. “Muslim Debates on Secularization in Indonesia,” lecture at Nanzan Center for Asia and Pacific Studies, Nanzan University, Nagoya, Japan, 28 February 2011.
  24. “Clerical  Islamism,  Religious  Revival,  and  Politics:  Majelis  Ulama  Indonesia,  Islamist Movements and Islamization of Public Discourses,” International Conference and Research on Resurgence of Religions in Southeast Asia, ICRS, Yogyakarta, 5-8 January 2011.
  25. “Majelis  Ulama  Indonesia  and  the Search  for  New  Recognition  in  Post-Soeharto  Era,” Dutch Embassy in Jakarta, 20 October 2009.
  26. “Ulama  and  Politics:  Ulama  Councils  in  Post-Colonial  Indonesia,”  presented  at International  Workshop on Moments in  the  Making  of  Southeast  Asian Islam, Asia  Research Institute (ARI), National University of Singapore, Singapore, 5 – 6 February 2007.
  27. “Ulama  and  Tolerance:  Indonesian  Council  of  Ulama  on  Intra-Religious  and  Inter-Religious  Relations,” the  International  Seminar Teaching  for  Tolerance  in  the  Indonesian Context,  organized  by  State  Institute  of  Islamic  Studies  (IAIN)  and  Oslo  Coalition, Makassar, January 2007.
  28. “Street  Da’wah  and  Glocal  Issues:  Islamist  Demonstration  in  Post-Soeharto  Indonesia,” International Convention of Asia Scholars 5, ICAS, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2006.
  29. “Playing  with  a  Revived  Master  Signifier:  Government  Discourse  on  Islamic Shari’a in Nanggroe  Aceh  Darussalam,”  International  Conference Islamic  Law  in  Modern  Indonesia Harvard School of Islamic Law, USA, April 17-18, 2004.
  30. “Development Dakwah:  The  Ministry  of  Religious  Affairs  and  National  Development,” Seminar Dakwah and the Dissemination of Religious Authority in Contemporary Indonesia, held by the  IIAS  in  cooperation  with  the  Tilburg  Faculty  of  Theology, the  Netherlands,  16 December 2003.
  31. “Qur‘an, Women and Hermeneutics: Nasr Abu Zayd as a Feminist,” Seminar Islam  and Humanism:  the  Significance  of  the  Work  of  Professor  Nasr  Hamid  Abu  Zayd (in  celebration  of Prof.  Abu  Zayd‘s  60
    th birthday),  organized  by  El  Hizjra,  the  Institute  for  the  Study  of Religions (LISOR) and Akad, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 20 June 2003.
  32. “Megawati and Radical Islamism,” paper contributed to the International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS-3), Singapore, 19-21 August 2003.
  33. “‘Ulama’, State and Politics: The Council of Indonesian ‘Ulama’ in the Post-Soeharto Era,” seminar Fatwas and Dissemination of Religious Authority in Indonesia, held by the International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS), Leiden, the Netherlands, 31 October 2002.
  34. “Islamic Shari’ah, Constitution and Multi-Religious State: the Indonesian Case,” discussion of  the  Indonesian  students  of  Islamic  Studies  (INIS),  Leiden,  the  Netherlands,  27 September 2002.
  35. “State,  Scripture  and  Politics:  Official  Translation  of  the  Qur‘an  in  Indonesia,” International  Workshop History  of  Translation  in  Indonesia  and  Malaysia,  Ecole  francaise d‘Exteme-Orient, Paris, 2-5 April 2002.
  36. “State Production of Islamic Discourse in New Order Indonesia and Afterwards,” Open Science Meeting on 12 February 2002, ITB, Bandung.

B. National Presentations (1999-2015)

  1. “Tawhid  Kemanusiaan:  Refleksi  Teologis  tentang  Manusia  dan  Kemanusiaan,” Keynote Speech at Conference ‘Southeast Asian Islam Facing ASEAN Community 2015’ organized by Institute for Southeast Asian Islam (ISAIs), UIN Sunan Kalijaga, 12 November 2015.
  2. Menulis Artikel untuk Jurnal akademik Internasional, Pelatihan Penulisan Artikel Jurnal Internasional UIN Syarif Hidayatullah, Jakarta, 30 Oktober 2015.
  3. Menulis  Artikel  untuk  Jurnal  Ilmah  Nasional,  Workshop  Penulisan  Artikel  Akademik Prodi  al-Ahwal  al-Syakhshiyah  Fakultas  Syariah  dan  Hukum  UIN  Sunan  Kalijaga,  3 Oktober 2015.
  4. “Penalaran  Islam  Indonesia  dalam  bidang  Teologi  Islam  Kontemporer,”  Workshop Penyusunan  Silabus  dan  Pengelolaan  Program  Penalaran  Islam  Indonesia  UIN  Sunan Ampel Surabaya 29 September 2015.
  5. “Negara  dan  Politik  Religionisasi  di  Indonesia,”  presented at  seminar Regulasi  Negara terhadap  Negara,  organized  by  Comparative  Religion  Department,  Ushuluddin  Fakulty, UIN Syarif Hidayatullah, Jakarta, 21 April 2015.
  6. “Peace Building in Islamic Perspective,” Public Lecture Peace Building in World Religions: Buddhism  and  Islam,  Postgraduate  School  of  Sunan  Kalijaga  State  Islamic  University  in cooperation with AIFIS, Yogyakarta, 14 April 2015.
  7. “Penguatan Keilmuan Studi Islam Integratif-Interkonektif,” Seminar Penguatan Keilmuan Pascasarjana, Pascasarjana UIN Sunan Kalijaga, Yogyakarta, Januari 2015.
  8. “Fatwa  Jihad,  Resolusi  Jihad  dan  Nasionalisme:  Memahami  Nalar  Politik  Pesantren,” Seminar PMII UIN Sunan Kalijaga UIN Sunan Kalijaga, 17 November 2014.
  9. “Menembus Jurnal Akademik Internasional Sosial Humaniora: Belajar dari Pengalaman,” Workshop  Penyusunan  Jurnal  Internasional  Fakultas  Ushuluddin,  IAIN  Walisongo, Semarang, 15 November 2014.
  10. Menulis  Artikel  untuk  Jurnal  Ilmah  Internasional,  Workshop  Penyusunan  Jurnal Internasional Fakultas Ushuluddin, IAIN Walisongo, Semarang, 15 November 2014.
  11. “Euro-Islam,  Islamofobia,  dan  Politik  Minoritas:  Strategi  Pengembangan  dan Pemberdayaan  Masyarakat  Islam  Eropa  Pasca-11  September  2001,”  Kuliah  Umum Pengembangan Masyarakat Islam, Fakultas Dakwah dan Komunikasi UIN Sunan Kalijaga, 12 November 2014.
  12. “Fiqih Politik, Etika Politik, Asketisme Politik: Menelisik Nalar Politik Pesantren,” diskusi publik serial ke-4, Jurnal Mlangi, Yogyakarta, 1 November 2014.
  13. “Islam  dan  Minoritas  Keagamaan  di  Aceh:  Kontribusi  Perguruan  Tinggi  dalam  Bina-Damai,” Seminar on Islamic Teachings: Dialogue, Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution Institute for Islamic Studies, Interreligious Dialogue and Peace Studies (IISIDPS-ACHEH) & Columbia University‘s Institute for the Study of Human Rights, Banda Aceh October 16 to 19, 2014.
  14. “Hermeneutika,  al-Qur‘an  dan  Khazanah  Keilmuan Interpretif  Islam,”  Workshop Pengembangan Studi al-Qur‘an di PTAI, IAIN Mataram, 30 November 2013.
  15. “Beberapa Catatan tentang buku Islah Gusmian Khazanah Tafsir Indonesia,” seminar bedah buku  Islah  Gusmian, Khazanah  Tafsir  Indonesia, HMJ  Ilmu  al-Qur‘an dan Tafsir, Fakultas Ushuluddin dan Pemikiran Islam, UIN Sunan Kalijaga,  Yogyakarta, 14 November 2013.
  16. “Membangun  Kultur  Akademik: Belajar  kepada  Barat  dan  Timur,” Stadium  Generale, Program Pascasarjana STAIN Ponorogo, 8 November 2013.
  17. “Dinamika  Gerakan  Islam  Indonesia,”  Pelatihan  Dai  Nusantara,  Dompet  Dhuafa, Yogyakarta, 19 Oktober 2013.
  18. “Humanisasi  Studi  &  Tadbir  Agama-agama:  Refleksi  atas  Pemikiran  &  Peran  Prof.  M.
    Amin Abdullah,” Seminar nasional: “Islam, Agama-agama dan Nilai Kemanusiaan: 60 tahun M. Amin Abdullah”, UIN Sunan Kalijaga, Yogyakarta , 16 Oktober 2013.
  19. “Refleksi  Projek  Integrasi-Interkoneksi Keilmuan,” Kuliah  Agama  dan  Budaya  bersama  Prof. Dr.  M.  Amin  Abdullah, Label,  Fakultas  Ushuluddin  dan  Pemikiran  Islam, UIN  Sunan Kalijaga, 20 September 2013.
  20. “Perdamaian Dunia Berbasis Perdamaian Antaragama Hans Kung: Perspektif Islam,” Studi Intensif  tentang  Islam  (SITI)  Universitas  Kristen  Duta  Wacana  (UKDW),  Yogyakarta,  11 June 2013.
  21. “Pesan  di  Balik  Ragam  Gerakan  Islam  Indonesia,”  Studi  Intensif  tentang  Islam  (SITI) Universitas Kristen Duta Wacana (UKDW), Yogyakarta, 11 June 2013.
  22. “Ulama  and  Local  Politics:  Majelis  Permusyawaratan  Ulama  in  Contemporary  Aceh.” Wednesday Forum, CRCS-ICRS, Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta, 8 May 2013.
  23. “Menuju Jurnal Internasional,” Workshop  pengelolaan  jurnal  Fakultas  adab  UIN  Sunan Kalijaga, 13 Januari 2013.
  24. “Kajian  Difabilitas  dalam  Islam,”  Seminar  Nasional  Formulasi  Kebijakan  dan Implementasi PTAIN Inklusi se-Indonesia UIN Sunan Kalijaga 11 Desember 2012.
  25. “Membaca Kitab  Kuning,  Pesantren  dan  Tarekat dari Aceh,” Launching Buku Martin van Bruinessen Kitab Kuning, Pesantren dan Tarekat, CISForm UIN Sunan Kalijaga, 1 November 2012.
  26. “Harga  Diri  Masyarakat  Aceh,” Diskusi  Bulanan  Putaran  XXXVIII Laboratorium  Religi dan Budaya Lokal (LABEL) Fakultas Ushuluddin, Studi Agama dan Pemikiran Islam UIN Sunan Kalijaga Yogyakarta, 21 Februari 2012.
  27. “Humanistic  Governance  of  Religious  Diversity  in  Indonesia,”  seminar  for  the commemoration  of  the  64
    th Anniversary  of  the  Ministry  of  Religious  Affairs,  20  January 2010. (in Indonesian)
  28. “Liberal Muslims‘ Contribution to Qur‘anic Studies in Indonesia,” UIN Sunan Kalijaga, 21 December 2009. (in Indonesian)
  29. “Ulama  Politics  and  Contestation  of  Religious  Authority:  Ulama  Institutions  in  Aceh before the 2009 General Elections,” Seminar Ulama and General Election, held by CISForm 30 Maret 2009.
  30. “Metamorphosis of Majelis Ulama Indonesia,” lecture at The Wahid Institute, Jakarta, 18 Juli 2008. (in Indonesian)
  31. “Theology  of  Disaster:  Majelis  Ulama  Indonesia  and  Natural  Disaster  in  Aceh  and Yogyakarta,” Team Discussion of Disaster, Religion and Science, the Centre for Religious and Cultural  Studies  (CRCS),  Universitas  Gadjah  Mada,  Yogyakarta,  September 2008.  (in Indonesian)
  32. “De-intellectualisation  of  Islam:  Majelis  Ulama  Indonesia,  Conservative  Discourse  and Trivialisation of Islamic Thought in Indonesia,” Seminar Religion and Contemporary Issues in Indonesia,  Post-graduate  Programme  UIN  Sunan  Kalijaga,  16  November  2007.  (in Indonesian)
  33. “Public  Morality  and  Socio-political  Ethics: Amar Ma’ruf Nahy Munkar in  the  Political Context  of  Indonesian Islam,” Intensive  Islamic  Studies (SITI),  Universitas  Kristen  Duta Wacana, Yogyakarta, 26 July 2007. (in Indonesian)
  34. “Dakwah Institution and the Learning Self,” lecture at the Children Lovers Institute (SPA), Yogyakarta, 14 November 2003. (in Indonesian)
  35. “The Future of Progressive Islam in Indonesia,” lecture at FORSTUDIA, Yogyakarta, 16 October 2003. (in Indonesian).
  36. “Tafsir yang Membebaskan: Teks dan Relasi-relasi Kuasa,” Sekolah Metodologi Ulul Albab, Yogyakarta, 4 December 2000
  37. “Pergereseran  Orientasi  Studi  Qur‘an  dan  Hadits,” Studium  Generale held  by  Executive Student Council of the Dept. of  Qur‘anic and Prophetic Traditions Studies, Faculty of Islamic Theology and Philosophy, IAIN Sunan Kalijaga, Yogyakarta, 1 December 2000.
  38. “Dari  Tafsir  Hadits  ke  Studi  Qur‘an  Hadits,” Studium  Generale held  by  the  Executive Student Council of the Dept. of  Qur‘anic and Prophetic Traditions Studies, Faculty of Islamic  Theology  and  Philosophy,  IAIN  Sunan  Gunung  Djati,  Bandung,  18  November 2000.
  39. “Beberapa Gagasan tentang Pengembangan Studi Qur‘an dan Hadits,” Studium Generale at The  first  national  congress  of  the  Communicative  Forum  of  Student  Qur‘anic  and Prophetic Traditions Studies in Indonesia (FKMTHI), Yogyakarta 23 September 2000.
  40. “Perkembangan Metodologi Tafsir Qur‘an: Tiga Tipologi Dasar,” Education and Training Programme  (diklat)  held  by  Jam‘iyyah  al-Qurra‘  wa  al-Huffaz  Al-Mizan,  Yogyakarta,  8 October 2000.
  41. “Pergulatan  Kitab  Suci  dalam  Konteks  Lokal  Indonesia:  Menuju  Hermeneutik  Qur‘an Pribumi,”  Panel  discussion  on  “Kritik  Tafsir  Pribumi,”  held  by  the  Executive  Student Council of the Dept. of  Qur‘anic and Prophetic Traditions Studies, Faculty of Islamic Theology and Philosophy, IAIN Sunan Kalijaga, Yogyakarta, 25 May 2000.
  42. “Etos  Kerja  Muslim  di  Nederland,”  Seminar  on  ―Etos  Kerja  Islam‖  held  by  the Muhammadiyah University at Ponorogo, 1999.
Publications (1998-2016)

A. International Publications

  1. “Neo-Sufism,  Shari’atism,  and  Ulama Politics:  Abuya  Shaykh  Amran  Waly  and Tauhid-Tasawuf Movement  in  Post-Conflict Aceh,” in C.  van  Dijk  and  N.  Kaptein (Eds.), Islam, Politics  and  Change:  The  Indonesian  Experience  After  the  Fall  of  Suharto,  Leiden:  Leiden University Press, 2016.
  2. “Tevil:  Üretici  Bir  Okuma  Olarak  Yorum,” translated  by Ayşe ÇİL,  Kelam  Araştirmalari
    12:1 (2014) (translated by Ayşe ÇİL), 425-436.
  3. “Nasır Hamid Ebu Zeyd‘in Kur‘an Hermeneutiği:  Teorik  Bir  Bakış Açısı,”İnsan  ve  Toplum Bilimleri  Araştırmaları Dergisi (Journal  of  the  Human  and  Social  Science  Researches) 1:2  (2013) (translated by Ayşe ÇİL), 253-269.
  4. “Towards a Puritanical Moderate Islam: The Majelis Ulama Indonesia and the Politics of Religious  Orthodoxy,”  in  Martin  van  Bruinessen  (Ed.), Contemporary  Developments  in Indonesian Islam: Explaining the „Conservative Turn, Singapore: ISEAS, 2013, 60-104.
  5. “Alternatives to Shariatism: Progressive Muslim Intellectuals, Feminists, Queeers and Sufis in Contemporary Aceh,” in: Kees van Dijk (Ed.), Regime Change, Democracy and Islam: The Case of  Indonesia, Final  Report  Islam  Research  Programme  Jakarta March  2013,  Leiden: Leiden University, 2013, 137-79.
  6. “Local  Politics  of  Orthodoxy:  The  Majelis  Ulama  Indonesia  in  the  Post-New  Order Banten,” Journal of Indonesian Islam, 6:1 (June 2012), 166-94.
  7. “The Making of a Pancasila State: Political Debates on Secularism, Islam and the State in Indonesia,” SOIAS Research Paper Series No. 6, Sophia Organization for Islamic Area Studies, Sophia University, Japan, (February 2012).
  8. “Secularism, Islam and Pancasila: Political Debates on the Basis of the State in Indonesia,” Bulletin of the Nanzan Center for Asia and Pacific Studies, 6 (June 2011), 1-43.
  9. “Official Ulema and the Politics of Re-Islamization: The Majelis Permusyawaratan Ulama, Shari`atization and Contested Authority in Post-New Order Aceh,” Oxford Journal of Islamic Studies, 22:2 (June 2011), 183-214.
  10. “The  End  of Jawi  Islamic  Scholarship?  Kitab  Jawi,  Quranic  Exegesis  and  Politics  in Indonesia,” dalam Rainbows  of  Malay  Literature  and  Beyond: Festschrift in  Honour  of  Professor Md.  Salleh  Yaapar, ed.  Lalita  Sinha,  Pulau  Penang:  Penerbit  Universiti  Sains  Malaysia, 2011, 82-101.
  11. “Tolerance and Pro-existence: Understanding Each Other‘s Language,” in Marlies ter Borg, Bible and Qur‟an Side by Side- an anthology, Amsterdam: IKON, 2010, 19-28.
  12. “Governing Hajj:  Politics  of  Islamic  Pilgrimage  Services  in  Indonesia  Prior  to  Reformasi Era,” Al-Jamiah, Journal of Islamic Studies 46:2 (2008), 127-151.
  13. Moving  with  the  Times:  The  Dynamics  of  Contemporary  Islam  in  a  Changing  Indonesia, Yogyakarta: CISForm, UIN Sunan Kalijaga, 2007 (co-editor with Noorhaidi Hasan).
  14. “Ulama and Politics: Majelis Ulama Indonesia in Early Reformation Era,” in Moch Nur Ichwan & Noorhaidi Hasan (eds), Moving with the Times: The Dynamics of Contemporary Islam in a Changing Indonesia, Yogyakarta: CISForm, UIN Sunan Kalijaga, 2007.
  15. “Hermeneutics and the Politics of Interpretation: Interview with Dr Moch Nur Ichwan” by Farish A. Noor, 2007
  16. “The Politics of Shari’atisation: Central Governmental and Regional Discourses of Shari’a Implementation  in  Aceh,”  Michael  Feener  and  Mark  Cammack  (eds.), Islamic  Law  in Modern Indonesia, Harvard: Islamic Legal Studies Program, 2007.
  17. “Ulama‘, State and Politics: the Council of Indonesian Ulama‘ After Suharto,” Islamic Law and Society, 12:1 (2005).
  18. “Megawati  and  Radical  Islamism,”  2003, (dead site).
  19. “The Seven-Word Controversy,” IIAS Newsletter (Leiden) #30, March 2003
  20. “Differing Responses to an Ahmadi Translation and Exegesis: The Holy Qur‘an in Egypt and Indonesia,” Archipel 62, 2001.
  21. “Beyond Ideological Interpretation: Nasr Abu Zayd‘s Theory of Qur‘anic Hermeneutics,” Al-Jâmi’ah, Journal of Islamic Studies (Yogyakarta), no. 65, vi, 2000.
  22. “Continuing  Discourse  on  Keblat:  Diasporic  Experiences  of  the  Surinamese  Javanese Muslims in the Netherlands,” Sharqiyyât, Tijdschift van de Nederlandse Vereneging voor de studie van het Modden-Oosten en de Islam (Nijmegen), no. 2 vol. 11, 1999, pp. 101-19.
  23. “Prayer  in  the  Surinam-Javanese  Diasporic  Experience,” ISIMNewsletter (Leiden),  no.  3, 1998.

B. National Publications

  1. Agama,  Filsafat,  dan  Kemiskinan, Yogyakarta:  Program  Studi  Agama  dan  Filsafat  &  Lisafa, 2014 (co-editor with Mutiullah).
  2. Islam,  Kemiskinan,  dan  Aktivisme  Sosial,‖  in Mutiullah &  Moch  Nur  Ichwan (Ed.), Agama,  Filsafat,  dan  Kemiskinan, Yogyakarta:  Program  Studi  Agama  dan  Filsafat  &  Lisafa, 2014.
  3. Modul Advokasi Sosial, Yogyakarta: Center for the Study of Islam and Social Transformation
    (CISForm), 2014 (co-author in team).
  4. Agama, Kitab Suci dan Masyarakat, Yogyakarta: Program Studi Agama dan Filsafat & Lisafa, 2013 (co-editor with Mutiullah).
  5. “Kitab  Suci,  Interpretasi, dan Problem Sosial,” in Moch  Nur  Ichwan  &  Mutiullah  (Ed.), Agama, Kitab Suci dan Masyarakat, Yogyakarta: Program Studi Agama dan Filsafat & Lisafa, 2013.
  6. “Manusiawi,  Adil,  dan  Beradab:  Menuju Tadbir Humanistik atas Keragaman Agama,” in Moch Nur Ichwan & Ahmad Muttaqin (Eds), Islam, Agama-agama dan Nilai Kemanusiaan: Festschrift 60 Tahun M. Amin Abdullah, Yogyakarta: CISForm UIN Sunan Kalijaga, 2013.
  7. Islam,  Agama-agama  dan  Nilai  Kemanusiaan:  Festschrift  60  Tahun  M.  Amin  Abdullah, Yogyakarta: CISForm UIN Sunan Kalijaga, 2013 (co-editor with Ahmad Muttaqin).
  8. Agama dan Perdamaian, Yogyakarta: Program Studi Agama dan Filsafat &  CR-Peace, 2012 (co-editor with Ahmad Muttaqin).
  9. “Eko-teologi  Bencana,  Aktivisme  Sosial  dan  Politik  Kemaslahatan,”  (Eco-Theology  of Disaster,  Social  Activism  and  Politics  of  Common  Good), in  Agus  Indiyanto  &  Arqom Kuswanjono (eds.), Agama, Budaya dan Bencana: Kajian Integratif Ilmu, Agama, dan Budaya, Bandung: CRCS and Mizan, 2012, 19-32.
  10. “Rethinking al-Amr bi l-Ma’ruf wa n-Nahy ‘an al-Munkar: Etika Politik dalam Bingkai Post-Islamisme,” Dinamika Kebudayaan dan Problem Kebangsaan: Kado 60 Tahun Musa Asy’arie, ed.Andy Dermawan, Yogyakarta: LeSFI, 2011, 239-97.
  11. Politik Metamorfosis Majelis Ulama,‖ Mimbar Ulama, July 2010.
  12. “Negara, Kitab Suci dan Politik: Terjemah Resmi al-Qur‘an di Indonesia,” (State, Scripture and  Politics:  Official  Translation  of  the  Qur‘an  in  Indonesia)  in Henri  Chambert-Loir (ed.), Sadur:  Sejarah  Terjemahan  di  Indonesia  dan  Malaysia, Jakarta:  KPG,  Ecole  francaise de‘Extreme-Orient, Forum Jakarta Paris, Pusat Bahasa, Universitas Padjadjaran, 2009, 417-433.
  13. “Sintesis Kreatif: Ali Mazrui, Ilmu Sosial Normatif dan Studi Masyarakat Islam,” (Creative Synthesis:  Ali  Mazrui,  Normative  Social  Science  and  the  Study  of  Muslim  Societies),  in Waryono (ed.), Keilmuan Integrasi Interkoneksi bidang Agama dan Sosial, Yogyakarta: Lembaga Penelitian UIN Sunan Kalijaga, 2007, 99-145.
  14. “Menyeberang  dari  Tradisi  Sendiri:  Kritisisme  Moderat  Kiyai  Sahal  (Beyond  Tradition: Moderate  Criticism  of  Sahal  Mahfudh),”  in  Asrori  Karni  &  Abdul  Wasik  (eds),  Pandu Ulama Ayomi Umat: Kiprah Sosial 70 Tahun Kiyai  Sahal, Jakarta: Majelis  Ulama Indonesia, 2007, pp. 88-101.
  15. Islam  Progresif:  Peluang,  Tantangan  dan  Masa  Depannya  di  Asia  Tenggara,  Farish  A.  Noor (Yogyakarta: SAMHA, 2005), co-editor and co-translator with Imron Rosjadi.
  16. Genealogi Aku, [Genealogy of the Self: Poems], Yogyakarta: Kalimat, 2005.
  17. Meretas  Kesarjanaan  Kritis  al-Qur‟an: Teori Hermeneutika Nasr Abu Zayd [Towards  Critical Qur‘anic Scholarship: Hermeneutical Theory of Nasr Abu Zayd], (Jakarta:  Teraju,  2003). (Book)
  18. Kritik Kontemporer atas Filsafat Arab-Islam, Mohammed Abid al-Jibiri (Yogyakarta: Islamika,
    2003), translator.
  19. Dekonstruksi  Gender:  Kritik  Wacana  Perempuan  dalam  Islam,  [Deconstructing  Gender: Critique of Women Discourse in Islam], by Nasr Abu Zayd, (Yogyakarta: Islamika, 2003), co-translator with M. Syamsul Hadi.
  20. ‘Snouck Hurgronje: Dihujat Bagai Iblis, Dipuja Bagai Wali’, Gatra, no. 23 (26 April 2003), pp 47-52 (co-author with Deden Ridwan & Asrori S. Karni).
  21. “Literatur Tafsir Qur‘an Melayu-Jawi  di Indonesia: Perkembangan, Pergeseran dan Kematian,” Visi Islam (Yogyakarta), no. 1, vol. 1, 2001.
  22. “Teori Teks dalam Hermeneutik Nasr Abu Zayd,” Esensia, (Yogyakarta), January, 2001.
  23. “Translation of Mohammed Arkoun, ―Metodologi Studi Islam,” Tashwirul Afkar (Jakarta), 2000.
  24. “Hermeneutika Sosial Qur‘an: Membaca Posisi Tafsir Hassan Hanafi,” Gerbang (Surabaya), no. 1, 2nd  year, January-March 1999, pp. 71-96.
  25. “Kongres Halal Eropa 1997,” Ummat, (Jakarta), Desember 1997
  26. “Pergeseran dalam Studi Qur‘an,” Ummat, 1998.
  27. “Nasr Hamid Abu Zayd: Qur‘an Harus Dipahami Dalam Konteks Naratifnya,” Ummat, 1998.
  28. “Muhammad Shahrour: Kita Tidak Memerlukan Hadits,” Ummat, No. 4, 4th year, 3 August 1998.
  29. “Nasr Hamid Abu Zayd: Tafsir Tak Pernah Berhenti,” Panji Masyarakat (Jakarta), 1998
  30. “Nasr Abu Zayd dan Studi Qur‘an,” Arrisalah (Bandung), 1998.
Other Academic experiences
  1. Editor  of  peer-reviewed  international  journal  Al-Jâmi‟ah,  International  Journal  of  Islamic Studies, Yogyakarta, 2000-2001 and 2007-present.
  2. Editor  of  peer-reviewed  international  journal Journal  of  Indonesian  Islam, Surabaya,  2014-present.
  3. Reviewer of peer-reviewed international journal Bijdragen tot de Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde (Journal  of  the  Humanities  and  Social  Sciences  of  Southeast  Asia),  published  by  KILTV  &  Brill, Leiden.
  4. Reviewer of peer-reviewed international journal Asian Politics and Policy (Wiley-Blackwell).
  5. Reviewer of peer-reviewed international journal Studia Islamika, Jakarta.