To support my academic development and networking, I went to Asia Research Institute (ARI) of National University of Singapore (NUS) in 2009 as an Asia Graduate Fellow when I was persuing my PhD at Gadjah Mada University. The grant of Asia Graduate Fellowship allowed me to work on my dissertation theory development by meeting with high ranking academic mentors including Dr. Jammie Davidson, Professor Dr. Michael Feener and Dr. Kay Molman. As my academic networking grows, after completing my graduate fellowship in Singapore I continued doing “academic tour” in Europe. I went to Oxford University in 2011 for my first tour in Europe for a Visiting Research Fellow. Through Oxford Center for Islamic Studies, The University of Oxford granted me the Imam Bukhory Research Fellowship for six months staying in Oxford doing research and academic networking. During my time in Oxford I published a journal article at Oxford Journal of Islamic Studies. In addition, I continued my tour in Europe by visiting some academic colleagues in Belgium, Netherlands, Luxemburg, France, Sweden and Germany.
Upon returning from Europe, I continued finishing my dissertation at Gadjah Mada University in Yogyakarta, Indonesia and finally graduated in 2012 under the supervisory of Professor Dr. Irwan Abdullah as my Promoter and Professor Dr. Syarif Ibrahim Alqadrie as my Co-Promoter. I went back to my work place as an Assistant Professor of Religious Studies soon after finishing my PhD. And I was appointed as Vice Rector at Pontianak State Institute of Islamic Studies (Institut Agama Islam Negeri =IAIN Pontianak) in 2014 for 4 years of position. I recently publish a book chapter on Borneo Studies related to a peacebuilding issue at Springer.com.