Teuku Zulfikar is the head of Department of Language Education in Faculty of Educational Science. Dr. Zulfikar earned a Ph.D. degree from Monash University, Australia in Pedagogy and Cultural Studies (2011). He completed two master degrees, one from Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, USA in Educational Administration (2006) with Fulbright Scholarship, and the other one from Monash University in Leadership, Policy and Change in Education (2003) with AusAid Scholarship. He has been teaching both at undergraduate and graduate level classes at UIN Ar-Raniry and Syiah Kuala University.
Dr. Zulfikar has served a position as a senior researcher at International Center for Aceh and Indian Ocean Studies from 2012-2015, and serves the directorship position from February 2016. His research interest includes education governance, education management, leadership, pedagogy and cultural studies, youth and religious identity, and also ethnographic studies. He has published widely in the field of education and social science. Some of his selected publications are “researching my own backyard: an inquiry into an ethnographic study; I feel different though: Narratives of young female Indonesian Muslims in Australian public school; understanding Muslim identity from multiple lenses: insights from a minority group in Australia; Indonesian education: its effort for progressive learning environment and other important work. At the moment, he is involved in a number of organizations: International Center for Aceh and Indian Ocean Studies (ICAIOS); Aceh Institute for Human Resource Development (AIHRD); Institute for Islamic Studies Interreligious Dialogue and Peace (IISIDP); and (Teaching English as Foreign Language Indonesia (TEFLIN).
teuku.zulfikar [at] ar-raniry.ac.id