Dina Afrianty is a researcher in the field of women’s rights and disability rights in Muslim societies. She is currently a Research Fellow at La Trobe University Law School.
Dina completed her PhD at Melbourne Law School, the University of Melbourne, in 2011. She then resumed her role as a senior lecturer at the Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic University, Jakarta. Dina was appointed Head of the International Relations Department at the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences and also held the position of Deputy Director, Center for the Study of Islam and Society, at the same university (2011-2014). She was also an editor of the Journal Studia Islamika, an international journal on Islam in Indonesia and Southeast Asia. Dina was an Endeavour Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Australia’s Department of Education) at Melbourne Law School in 2013-2014. She subsequently became a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Australian Catholic University, researching Islamic law in Southeast Asia under the ShariaSource Project (2014-2018).
Dina has published widely in journals and edited publications on social justice and women’s rights and on disability policy and rights in Indonesia. She published her first book on Women and Sharia Law in Northern Indonesia: Local Women’s NGOs and the Reform of Islamic Law in 2015 with Routledge. She has received grant funding for projects in women’s rights, Islamic education, social justice and disability inclusion.
Dina is affiliated with a number research institutions including a fellow of the Center for Social Difference, Columbia University, an Associate of the Centre for Indonesian Law, Islam and Society (CILIS) at University of Melbourne, and Associate of the State Islamic University in Jakarta. She is the founder and current President of Australia-Indonesia Disability Research and Advocacy Network (AIDRAN), which is supported by a multi-year grant from Knowledge Sector Initiative, funded by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and implemented in partnership with Indonesia’s National Development Planning Agency.