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Anton Widyanto obtained his BA from The State Institute of Islamic Studies (IAIN) Ar-Raniry Banda Aceh. His master’s degree obtained from The State Institute of Islamic Studies IAIN Walisongo, Semarang, and Florida State University, USA, while his Ph.D. in contemporary fiqh obtained from IAIN Ar-Raniry. His research interests are in Islamic education and Islamic Law. Beside as a lecturer of UIN Ar-Raniry, he is also President of East-West Center Alumni Association-Aceh Chapter since 2008; Editor in Chief of Didaktika Journal of Tarbiyah Faculty and Teacher Training, UIN Ar-Raniry; and Managing Editor of Islam Futura Journal of Graduate Program of UIN Ar-Raniry.
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Eka Srimulyani is a tenured lecturer at The Islamic University of Ar-Raniry Banda Aceh Indonesia. She obtained master degree in Islamic studies from Leiden University, the Netherlands, and Ph.D in International Studies (Asia-Pacific Studies) from the University of Technology Sydney, Australia. She was previously a postdoctoral research fellow at the International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS) Leiden University, The Netherlands in 2010 and 2012. Among her publications are “Muslim Women and Education in Indonesia: The Pondok Pesantren Experience” published in Asia Pacific Journal of Education 2007, “Pesantren Seblak of Jombang East Java: Women’s Educational Leadership” in Review of Indonesian and Malaysian Affairs (RIMA) 2008, “Negotiating Public Space: Three Nyai Generations in a Jombang Pesantren” in Indonesian Islam in a New Era: How Women Negotiate their Muslim Identities edited by Susan Blacburn et al 2008, “Inspired by History” published in Inside Indonesia , 103. Jan – March 2011., Women from Traditional Islamic Educational Institutions in Indonesia: Negotiating Public Spaces published by Amsterdam University Press, 2012, and ”Gender in contemporary Acehnese dayah: moving beyond docile agency?” in Bianca J. Smith and Marck Woodward (eds), Gender and Power in Indonesian Islam: Leaders, Feminist, Sufist, and Pesantren Selves, Asia Women Series, Routledge. 
Research interest: [Muslim] women and education.
Muhammad Riza Nurdin
Muhammad Riza Nurdin (Riza) obtained his BA in Islamic Studies and Arabic from Al Azhar University, Egypt and then completed a Master Degree in Southeast Asian Studies at the University of Passau, Germany. Riza ahs some working experiences with international organizations during post-tsunami programmes in Aceh such as the British Red Cross and the American Red Cross.
Research interest: Sociology and Anthropology of religion, Islamic and the West, social/religious movements and Political Islam.
Saiful Akmal
Saiful Akmal earned his bachelor degree from English Department, Ar-Raniry State Islamic Institute in 2005. He received his master degree from The University of Liverpool, the United Kingdom in 2007 focusing on the applied linguistics, specializing in critical/political discourse analysis on the language of power and justification in political speech. Saiful analyzed views of the Iraq War in Obama, Bush, Galloway and Blair political remarks in the media prior to the Iraq War. He holds a doctoral degree in Department of Southeast Asian Studies, Faculty of Language and Culture from the Goethe University of Frankfurt, Germany researching the language of politics and the political rhetoric of ex-combatants leaders in post-conflict electioneering in the newspapers and portal news, intertwining his multi-discipline interest in language, politics and the media.  He has been teaching since 2006 at Ar-Raniry State Islamic Institute, particularly in Discourse Analysis and (Applied) Linguistics at the Teacher Training and Education Faculty. He also teaches Political Communication and Public Opinion at the Communication and Social and Political Science at the same university.
Saiful Mahdi is a faculty member in Statistics at Syiah Kuala University, Banda Aceh. Saiful is a Fulbright scholar with a master degree in Statistics from the University of Vermont, Burlington, and finished his Ph.D. program in Regional Science at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. He is also the co-founder and first executive director of The Aceh Institute, Banda Aceh.
Research interests: Discourses in social capital, demography, regional economics and planning, and the use of quantitative methods in social sciences and policy analysis.
Sehat Ihsan Shadiqin
Sehat Ihsan Shadiqin attained his MA in Islamic Thought in 2004 from Graduate School of State Islamic University of Ar-Raniry, Banda Aceh. He did social and religion researches in Aceh and Java and participated in various national and international conferences. He is also among those who successfully introduced ethnographical research for public policy to Regional Planning Bureau of Aceh Province in 2013. The program is named Ethnography for Poverty Studies. Sadiqin authored Tasawuf Aceh (2008), Adat dan Dinamika Politik Aceh (Book Chapter, 2010), Serambi Mekkah yang Berubah (Book Chapter, 2011) and Cosmosufism (2013). His jurnal publications are, among others, Tasawuf di Aceh: Sebuah Peta Kronologis (2009), Syariat dan Masyarakat Kosmopolitan (2012), Thariqat dalam Masyarakat Jawa Pedesaan (2011), and Agama Pran Soeh (2013).
Research interest: Social culture and religiosity that covers wide range of issues such as tasawuf/tarekat, ethnicity, children and gender, adat movement, popular culture, and Islamic studies. Since 2006, Sehat Ihsan Sadiqin serves as a lecturer at Sociology of religions at the State Islamic University of Ar-Raniry. Now, he is doing PhD program in Islamic Studies at State Islamic University of Sunan Kalijaga, Yogyakarta.
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Syaifullah Muhammad is Senior Lecturer in Chemical Engineering Syiah Kuala University, Banda Aceh. He got M.Eng degree and Ph.D degree in Chemical Engineering from Curtin University of Technology Western Australia which is focus on nano particle technology and wastewater treatment. He is also Senior researcher at ICAIOS, Chief of Executive Board of A for Aceh (AFA), Head of Research and Development Forum Bangun Aceh (FBA) and Executive Director of Centre for Creative Industry of Syiah Kuala University (CCIS) Banda Aceh. His research interests include nanoparticle technology and Advance Oxidation Processes for Wastewater Treatment. Syaifullah is experienced in condacting training of leadership, organization, communication, learning and teaching metedology.
Research interest: Nanoparticle Technology and Advance Oxidation Processes for Wastewater Treatment
Teuku Zulfikar earned a Ph.D. degree from Monash University, Australia in Pedagogy and Cultural Studies (2011). He completed two master degrees, one from Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, USA in Educational Administration (2006) with Fulbright Scholarship, and the other one from Monash University in Leadership, Policy and Change in Education (2003) with AusAid Scholarship. He has been teaching both at undergraduate and graduate level classes at UIN Ar-Raniry and Syiah Kuala University, and at Imam Bonjol Islamic State Institute (IAIN Imam Bonjol), Indonesia. His research interest includes Education Governance, Education Management and Leadership, Pedagogy and Cultural Studies, and also Ethnographic Studies. He has published widely in the field of education, and one of his recent publication is “researching my own backyard: an inquiry into an ethnographic study. He is involved in a number of organization: ICAIOS, LPSDM, IISIDP, and TEFLIN.
Research interest: Teacher Education Educational Leadership and Management Educational Policy Educaton and Scociology TEFL Teaching Qualitative Research
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