Ph.D Student in Cultural Anthropology at Boston University
Since Fall of 2007, I have been busy pursuing a Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology at the Department of Anthropology at Boston University. I have a full scholarship from Boston University’s Institute for the Study of Muslim Societies and Civilizations.
Beginning in the academic year 2008, while studying theories of anthropology, linguistics, and human societies, I have been involved in a research project on “Civil Democratic Islam” sponsored by the Institute on Culture, Religion, and World Affairs, a Boston University-based Institute founded by internationally recognized sociologist Peter L. Berger. Directed by Indonesianist and anthropologist Robert W. Hefner, this research project aims at assessing the impact of Shari’a implementation toward pluralism, democracy, and civil liberties in Muslim based countries ranging from the Arab and the Middle East, to South East Asian Indonesia.