Dr. phil. Ridho Al-Hamdi, MA

Scopus ID : 57205295167
Interests : Political parties, election, democracy, Islam and politics
Last Education : Dr phil at TU Dortmund University, Germany

I am associate professor for political science. I have been living in Bantul, Yogyakarta with my family and currently, I am the director for the International Program of Government Affairs and Administration, Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta (UMY), Indonesia and the managing editor for Jurnal Studi Pemerintahan. My research interests are political parties, election, democracy, Islam and politics, and political ideology.

I earned my doctorate (Dr. phil.) from the Department of Philosophy and Political Science at TU Dortmund University in 2017, where I was the recipient of the Indonesia’s Kemenristekdikti BPPLN Scholarship. Previously, I obtained the MA degree at Universitas Gadjah Mada and the BA degree at UIN Sunan Kalijaga Yogyakarta. I was the alumnus of Madrasah Mu’allimin Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta where I stayed for six years inside the boarding school as a santri (devout Muslim).

My academic experiences are visiting professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain (Erasmus+ Grant, Spring Season 2018) and adjunct assistant professor at Asia University, Taiwan (collaborative grant, 2018). My main teaching subjects are political parties, electoral governance, legislative process, and qualitative research. I have an ability to speak some different languages, i.e., Bahasa Indonesia (mother tongue), English (fluent), Arabic (intermediate), German (basic A1), and Javanese (reasonable).

I am the author of several books, including Partai Politik Islam: Teori dan Praktik di Indonesia (Graha Ilmu, 2013), Indonesian Political Ideology: Political Parties and Local Governance in Yogyakarta Municipality 1998-2015 (Tectum, 2017), Islam dan Politik di Indonesia: Pemikiran Muslim Modernis Pasca Orde Baru (Calpulis, 2018), Teknik Alokasi Suara Menjadi Kursi di Parlemen (Laboratorium IP UMY, 2018), and Epistemologi Oksidentalisme: Membongkar Mitos Superioritas Barat, Membangun Kesetaraan Peradaban (Samudera Biru, 2019). I also published various research-based articles in international and national journals. For personal communication, please send messages to his e-mail: