A’an Suryana


A'an Suryana earns a Ph.D. at Australian National University (ANU), Canberra, Australia. Routledge, an imprint of Taylor and Francis Group, the world’s largest academic book publisher, publishes his book titled: The State and Religious Violence in Indonesia: Minority Faiths and Vigilantism. This book is based on his dissertation. He has also published in some reputable international journals, including Asian Studies Review and South East Asia Research. He recently served as a research consultant for the Washington-based international non-government organization [NGO], Search for Common Ground. At SGPP, he teaches: 1. Critical Thinking and Academic Writing [as area head]; and 2. Bargaining, Negotiation and Conflict Resolution [as co-lecturer].

  • Professional Activities

    Independent Researcher

  • Areas of Expertise

    Cultural Studies, Politics, Indonesia State Practices

Current Publications

Suryana, A’an. (2020). The State and Religious Violence in Indonesia: Minority Faiths and Vigilantism. London & New York: Routledge.


Suryana, A’an. (2019). State Officials’ Entanglement with Vigilante Groups in Violence against Ahmadiyah and Shi’a in Indonesia. Asian Studies Review, 43 (3).


Suryana, A’an. (2018). Indonesian Presidents and Communal Violence against Non-Mainstream Faiths. South East Asia Research , 2(2), pp. 147-160. DOI: 10.1177/0967828X18769393. Can be accessed at: http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0967828X18769393.


Suryana, A’an. (2018). Project Report: Media Content Analysis on Freedom of Religion and Interfaith Tolerance in Indonesia 2017-2018. Available at : https://www.sfcg.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Media_Content_Analysis-201805-ENG.pdf.


Suryana, A’an. (2017). Discrepancy in State Practices: The Cases of Violence against Ahmadiyah and Shi’a Minority Communities during the Presidency of Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. Al-Jami’ah: Journal of Islamic Studies, 55(1), pp. 71-104. DOI: https://doi.org/10.14421/ajis.2017.551.71-104. Can be accessed at: http://www.aljamiah.or.id/index.php/AJIS/article/view/55104.


Suryana, A’an. (2016). President Yudhoyono’s Response to Violence against Ahmadiyah and Shia: Interplay between Agency and Structure. Kawalu: Journal of Local Culture, Vol 3, No. 1 (January-June). Available at: http://jurnal.uinbanten.ac.id/index.php/kwl/article/view/769


Suryana, A’an. (2016, July). In Purwanto, S. Aji (Ed.), Proceedings of Post-Reformasi Indonesia: The Challenges of Social Inequalities and Inclusion: The 6th International Symposium of Jurnal Antropologi Indonesia (Book 2) (pp. 346-355):  Ahmadiyah and Shia Resistance: Ahmadiyah, Shia and Counter-Hegemony in Post-New Order Indonesia. Jurnal Antropologi Indonesia, The University of Indonesia.


Suryana, A’an. (2015). Striking Balance: Freedom of Expression in Post-Soeharto Indonesia. Plaridel - A Philippine Journal of Communication, Media, and Society, (12) 1, pp. 1-20. .Can be accessed at: http://www.plarideljournal.org/article/striking-balance-freedom-of-expression-in-post-soeharto-indonesia/


Suryana, A’an. (2007, May 5). Iraq and the Rise of Conservative Islam. The Washington Times. Retrieved from: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2007/may/05/20070505-101330-5974r/?page=1


Suryana, A’an. (2003). Dari Sabang sampai Freeport: Neoliberalisme dan Kehancuran  Lingkungan Hidup [From Sabang to Freeport: Neoliberalism and The Environment Destruction]. In Ignatius Wibowo & Francis Wahono (Eds.), Neoliberalisme [Neoliberalism], (pp. 127-148). Yogyakarta: Cindelaras Publisher.