22 Jun 2016

Dr Nina Nurmila

After completing her undergraduate study in Bandung, Nina became a lecturer at the State Institute for Islamic Studies (UIN), which is under Indonesia’s Religious Affairs Ministry. This eventually led to her studies in Australia. She won a scholarship for a PhD on Gender and Islamic Studies at the University of Melbourne and graduated in 2007. The next year, she was awarded an Endeavour scholarship and took a Master’s Degree in Gender Specific Studies at the University of Technology Sydney.

She then continued her passion as a lecturer at the UIN in Bandung. She won a Best Lecturer award in 2011. In 2015, Dr Nina was appointed as a commissioner of the highly respected National Commission on Violence Against Women (Komnas Perempuan). This is an independent institution that promotes women’s rights in Indonesia. 

Dr Nina has shared her knowledge gained with experts internationally. Since completing her doctoral studies in Melbourne, she has been a Fulbright Visiting Professor of Islamic Studies at the University of Redlands in California, U.S.A. She has presented numerous papers at international conferences and delivered training in such places as the Philippines, Malaysia and Afghanistan.

Dr Nina has written two books: Women, Islam and Everyday Life: Renegotiating Polygamy in Indonesia (London; New York: Routledge, 2009 & 2011) and Module Study Islam and Gender (PSW UIN Jakarta, 2008).

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