portrait of Ayu Wahyuningroem

Ayu Wahyuningroem is an associate professor at Universitas Pembangunan Nasional Veteran Jakarta and Director of the University's Center for Citizenship and Human Rights Studies (CCHRS). She has been teaching political science since 2001 and has been taking part in social movements in Indonesia since she was involved in student activism in the late 1990s. She works closely with civil society, including communities of human rights victims, and does consultancy with national and international governments as well as non-government organizations including the United Nations and International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ). 

She completed her Ph.D. at the Australian National University as an awardee of the Australian Leadership Award, a Master of Art in Political Theory from Central European University, Hungary, and a Bachelor of Political Science from Universitas Indonesia. She took her postdoc at St Antony's College, Oxford University, and was a specially appointed associate professor at Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP), Osaka University.

Her research and expertise have been on transitional justice, memory politics, human rights, democracy, political theory, gender, and peace studies. She published a book titled "Transitional Justice from State to Society: Democratization in Indonesia" (2020), and recently co-edited a book on "Resisting Indonesia's Culture of Impunity: Aceh's Truth and Reconciliation Commission" (2023).

Ayu started her fellowship at Carr Center as a Fulbright Visiting Scholar and continues her involvement in a project on transitional justice and state accountability led by Professor Kathryn Sikkink.

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