Professors

David Deterding

Associate Professors

Ahsan Ullah

Ampuan Hj Brahim bin Ampuan Hj Tengah

Hj Asbol bin Hj Mail

Gary Jones

James McLellan

Khondker Iftekhar Iqbal

Noor Azam OKMB Haji-Othman

Senior Assistant Professors

Aini binti Hj Karim

Debbie Ho

Hjh Dyg Fatimah binti Hj Awang Chuchu

Johannes L. Kurz

Md Shafi Noor Islam

Paul Deyuan He

Hj Ramlee bin Hj Tinkong

Rommel Curaming

Salbrina Hj Sharbawi

Sharifah Nurul Huda Alkaff

Yabit Alas

Assistant Professors

Hjh Asiyah Az-Zahra bte Hj Ahmad Kumpoh

Hannah Ho Ming Yit

Kathrina bte DP Haji Mohd Daud

Magne Knudsen

Meredian Alam

Muhammad Arafat Bin Mohamad

Rui Oliveira Lopes

Shirley Chin

Siti Mazidah binti Hj Mohamad

Yong Liu

Lecturers

Ak Hj Ashrol Rahimy bin Pg Hj Damit

Asmali Hj Sulaiman

Hjh Aznah binti Hj Suhaimi

Chester Keasberry

Daniel Wee

Ena Herni binti Wasli

Gabriel Yong

Izni Azrein bin Noor Azalie

Khairunnisa Haji Ibrahim

Mardina binti Hj Mahadi

Maslin bin Haji Jukin/Jukim

Mohd. Zefri Ariff bin Mohd. Zain Ariff

Nani Suryani binti Hj Abu Bakar

Dk Noor Hasharina bte Pg Haji Hassan

Norzurianie Hj Kamarulzaman

Rinni Marliyana binti Hj Amran

Assistant Lecturers

Mayyer Ling

Tutors

Exzayrani binti Awang Sulaiman

Pg Mohd Rahiman Pg Aliudin

Shariza Wahyuna Hj Shahrin

Siti Badriyah Hj Mohd Yusof

Siti Ifwah Fauzani binti Hj Chuchu

Administrative Staff

FASS Administrative Staff

Research Students

FASS PhD Students

Research Assistants

Diotima Chattoraj

 

Meredian Alam

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Academic Qualifications


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Teaching

  • AW-1202 INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTS AND ENVIRONMENT ISSUES
  • AZ-3304 SOCIOLOGY OF DEVELOPMENT
  • AZ-4202 RESEARCH PROJECT

Research Interests

  • Ecological Habitus in Environmental Movements/Environmentalism
  • Environmental Education
  • Social and Cultural Dimensions of Renewable Energy
  • Stylized Youth Civic Participation
  • Mental Health among Young People Aged 12-30 years old

Research Grants & Scholarships

  • 2017 : Travel Grant, Conference on Climate Disaster Governance, Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore, 21-22 September 2017.
  • 2017 : Scholarship (transport and accommodation) for participating in Digital Research in Southeast Asia with the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre, the University of Sydney.
  • 2013–2017 : ARC Discovery Grant DP130100051 ‘Fostering Pro-Environment Consciousness and Practice: Environmentalism, Environmentality and Environmental Education in Indonesia’, L. Parker, G. Acciaioli, P. Nilan, S. Affif and Y. Winarto, A$580,000. My Role in this grant is Student Researcher under supervision of Professor Pamela Nilan.
  • 2014–2017 : University of Newcastle International Postgraduate Research Scholarship.
  • 2014–2017 : University of Newcastle Scholarship Central.
  • 2014–2017 : University of Newcastle, Faculty of Education and Arts Research Training Scheme (RTS).
  • 2012: Nordic Institute of Asian Studies (NIAS), University of Copenhagen Denmark. Scholarship provided for one-month accommodation for research purpose at NIAS.
  • 2011 : MPhil Fieldwork Research Grant, Centre for Environment and Sustainability.
  • 2010–2012 : Education Fund from Education Department Norway.
  • 2010 : Travel Grant, International Conference on Economic stress Human Capital, and Families in Asia: Research and Policy Challenges, Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore 3–4 June 2010.
  • 2009 : EURO RSCG for participating in OneYoung World February 2009 in London, representing Indonesian youth.
  • 2007 : US Department of Culture and Florida International University. A full scholarship provided for one-month fieldwork and study with Florida International University under the supervision of Professor Christine Elaine Gudorf.

Publications

Scopus-Indexed Articles

Alam, M., Nilan, P., & Leahy, T. (2019). Learning from Greenpeace: Activist habitus in a local struggle. Electronic Green Journal, 1(42). (Available here).

Alam, M., & Nilan, P. (2018). The campaign to save the Bandung city forest in Indonesia: A cognitive praxis analysis of protest repertoires. Indonesia and the Malay World, 46, 1–17. DOI: 10.1080/13639811.2018.1496623

Alam, M. (2016). Taming the renewables: Actors’ innovation in improving the utilisation of biogas for everyday use in agricultural setting. International Journal of Renewable Energy Development, 5(1), 57–64, DOI: 10.14710/ijred.5.1.57-64

Peer-Reviewed Articles

Alam, M. (2018). Double exposure and fractal city: Cultural disengagements and disembodied belongings due to outdoor thermal changes. Journal of Regional and City Planning, 29(1), 67–82. DOI: 10.5614/jrcp.2018.29.1.6

Efendi, D., & Alam, M. (2018). Indonesia in the post-Soeharto era: Identifying state ideological typology. Regional Journal of Southeast Asia, 3(1), 26–48.

Alam, M. (2017). “Dancing with apocalypse”: The impacts of climate change on livelihood of Tuvalu-Polynesia. Revista Brasileira de Planejamento e Desenvolvimento, 6(1), 97–110, DOI: 10.3895/rbpd.v6n1.5172

Alam, M. (2016). Politicised space and contentious youth in urban environmentalism in Indonesia. Komunitas: International Journal of Indonesian Culture and Society, 8(1), 1–12, DOI: 10.15294/komunitas.v8i1.4850

Alam, M. (2015). Altruisme semu di sekolah: Analysis terhadap praktek-praktek kekerasan dan keterlibatan school stakeholder dalam kegiatan inisiasi sekolah [Deceived Altruism in School: Analysis on the involvement of school stakeholder in freshmen initiation program]. Jurnal Sosiologi Profetik, Yogyakarta State Islamic University, 10(1). DOI: 10.14421/jsr.v10i1.1148

Alam, M. (2015). Urban neoliberalism and environmentalism as local initiatives in Indonesia’. Southeast Asia: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 15, 1–7. (Available here).

Alam, M. (2013). Theorizing the social acceptance of appropriate technology. Journal of Science & Technology Policy and R&D Management, 11(1), 82–92. DOI: 10.14203/STIPM.2013.13

Alam, M. (2013). Dinamika penerimaan sosial teknologi biogas di komunitas pedesaan Indonesia: Studi kasus di Daerah Istemewa Yogyakarta [The dynamic of social acceptance of biogas technology in rural community of Indonesia: A case study in Yogyakarta Special Region]. Ecolab: Jurnal Kualitas Lingkungan Hidup, 7(1), 8–17. (Available here).

Alam, (2013). Incorporating and Converting Biogas Technology Into Household Space. Jurnal Sosioteknologi, 12(30), 488–500. (Available here).

Setyawati, G., Alam, M. (2010). Social Capital and the Use of Traditional Birth Attendant: Is It Relevant?. Makara Journal of Health Research, 14(1), 11–16. (Available here).

Alam, M. (2009). Journey to zero violence: An experience of youth-based civil society organization in eradicating violent practices in the school initiation programme. Jurnal Ilmu Sosial dan Ilmu Politik, 13(1), 20–30. (Available here).

Peer-Reviewed Conference Proceedings

Alam, M., & Nilan, P. (2015, November). Urban growth, youth and environmentalism driving local initiatives in Bandung, Indonesia. In T. Petray & A. Stephens (Eds.), Proceedings of TASA 2015 Conference (pp. 243–249). ISBN: 978-0-646-94798-3. (Available Here).

Alam, M. (2013). Living in agony: Understanding the impacts of climate changes on livelihood of urban Tuvalu. Proceedings of International Conference on Regional Development (pp. 53–61). ISBN: 978-602-98898-9-5.

Alam, M. (2013). Bringing blue flame home: Investigating successful implementation of household biogas program (‘Biru’) in Bantul Regency, Yogyakarta Special Province from the View of Co-Evolutionary Framework. Proceedings of National Seminar on 28th Technological Management, July 2013, (pp.1–10). ISBN: 978-602-97491-7-5.

Alam, M. (2012). Developing framework of climate change–induced migration. Proceeding of Indonesian Humanitarian Action Forum 2012, Institute of International Studies. ISSN 2302-7470.

Book

Suharko, Alam, M., Harimadya, S., & Prastowo, F. (2015). Organisasi pemuda lingkungan di Indonesia pasca orde baru [Environmental youth organization in Indonesia’s post new order]. Yogyakarta: Gadjah Mada University Press.

Book Chapters

Suharko, Alam, M., & Harimadya, S. (2014). Organisasi gerakan lingkungan berbasis pemuda: Perkembangan historis, dinamika pengorganisasian dan agenda studi. In Muhammad Najib Asca, Derajad Widhyarto, & Oki Rahadianto Sutopo (Eds.), Buku panduan studi kepemudaan: Teori, metodologi, dan isu-isu kontemporer (pp. 93–116). Yogyakarta: P2MPS.

Cempaka, W. M. D., & Alam, M. (2010). Televisi dan rekonstruksi kognitif mitos ketampanan [Television and cognitive reconstruction of handsomeness myth]. In Quo Vadis Televisi: Masa Depan Televisi dan Televisi Masa Depan (pp. 70–81). Communication Studies Department, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, University of Atma Jaya, Yogyakarta.

Book Reviews

Alam, M. (2018). [Review of the book Subcultures network by youth culture and social change, edited by Keith Gildart, Anna Gough-Yates, Sian Lincoln, Bill Osgerby, Lucy Robinson, John Street, Pete Webb and Matthew Worley, London: Palgrave MacMillan]. YOUTH: Nordic Journal of Youth Research, 33(5), 638–640.

Alam, M. (2018). [Review of the book Post sustainability and environmental education: Remaking education for the future, edited by by Bob Jickling and Stephen Sterling. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017]. Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 34(2), 207–210, DOI: 10.1017/aee.2018.16

Alam, M. (2018). [Review of the boook The disengagement between nature and urban modernism, edited by Anne Rademacher and K. Sivaramakrishnan. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2017]. Newbooks.asia. (Available here).

Alam, M. (2018). [Review of the book Grassroot innovation movements edited by Adrian Ely, Adrian Smith, Dinesh Abrol, and Elisa Arond, New York: Routledge]. Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 34(1), 82–84, DOI: 10.1017/aee.2018.5

Alam, M. (2017). [Review of the book Radical environmentalism: Nature, identity and more-than human agency, by John Cianchi, London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015]. The Open Journal of Sociopolitical Studies, 10(10), 336–339, DOI: 10.1285/i20356609v10i1p336

Consultancy Report

Heryanto, D., & Alam, M. (2019). Final Evaluation Report Cocoa Life Project Indonesia (Submitted to World Vision Indonesia).

Conference Papers

Susilawati, I., Alam, M., Sudarmono, & Rofi, M. (2018). TERANG Project Evaluation Report: Sustainability of Biogas and PV Project (Submitted to HIVOS Southeast Asia, Jakarta).

Suharko, Alam, M., Harimadya, S., Prastowo, F. R., & Nugroho, A. (2014). Youth’s Environmental Movement in Yogyakarta, Bandung, Bogor, and Jakarta. (Submitted to Royal Norwegian Embassy Indonesia, University of Agder Norway).

Alam, M. (2012). Evaluation of the technical ramifications of single-burner biogas installations in Gunung Kidul. (submitted to Brightside Community).

Lumuru, E., Suharko, Alam, M., Pertiwi, N. B., & Khusni, A. (2010). The Impacts of Palm Oil Plantations in South Sumatra and Jambi. (Submitted to Sinar Mas TBK Indonesia).

Theses

PhD: ‘When the Environment is Ours’: Environmentalism and Youth in Bandung, Indonesia, PhD thesis submitted to Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle NSW Australia, September 2017.

MPhil: ‘Bringing the Blue Flame Home’: An Investigation of Key Factors for Household Biogas Adoption in Rural Indonesia, MPhil thesis submitted to Centre for Development and the Environment, University of Oslo Norway, April 2012.

MA: The Social Life of Biogas: Domestication of Biogas Technology in Indonesia, MA thesis submitted to Graduate School of Sociology, University of Gadjah Mada, January, 2013.

BSocSc: Social Reproduction of Violence in an Urban Upper Secondary School’, Honours thesis submitted to Sociology Department, University of Gadjah Mada, December 2007.


Papers Presented at International Conferences

Alam, M. (2018). ‘Double exposure and fractal city: Cultural disengagements and disembodied belongings due to outdoor thermal changes’, Presented at PLANOCOSMO Conference Transforming beyond Borders, Starting the New Urban Agenda”. Bandung, April 2–4, 2018. Co-organized by Urban and Regional Planning Study Program in the School of Architecture, Planning and Policy Development Bandung Institute Technology and University of Sydney Australia.

Alam, M. (2018) ‘Narrative of Solastalgia: Experiencing Urban Climate Change in Indonesia Metropolitan’. Presented at Asia Research Institute (ARI), National University of Singapore, 20–22 September 2017.

Alam, M. (2017). ’Cognitive Praxis of Environmental Activists in Urban Forest Movement’, presented at NewMac Postgraduate Conference, Macquarie University NSW, 17 July 2017.

Alam, M. (2016). ‘Youth Activism for Reclaiming the Forest’. Asian Studies Association Australia Biennial Conference 2–7 July in Canberra, held by Australian National University (ANU).

Alam, M. (2016). ‘Dealing with Nature and Wilderness’. SSTAR School of Education Autumn Conference, 15 April 2015, Callaghan, University of Newcastle.

Alam, M. (2015). ‘Contentious Youth and Politics in Urban Indonesia’. Presented at Australian Research Council (ARC) Workshop, held by Anthropology Department, University of Indonesia (UI), 1–4 December 2015.

Alam, M. (2015). ‘Bandung as New Emerging Smart City in Indonesia’. Smart Future Cities Conference 1–3 October 2015. Held by Tom Farrel Institute University of Newcastle.

Alam, M. (2015). ‘Learning from Childhood Experiences: A Life Trajectory of Urban Forest Activist‘. SSTAR School of Education Spring Conference. 18 September 2015, Callaghan, University of Newcastle.

Alam, M., Suharko., Prastowo, F.R., Harimadya, S. (2015). Youth Based Environmental Organisation in the Post Order Indonesia: A Prologue. Paper conferred during Book Launch ‘Organisasi Pemuda Lingkungan di Indonesia Pasca Orde Baru’ presented at Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Universitas Gadjah Mada. Indonesia.

Alam, M. (2014). ‘Biography and Trajectory of Young Environmental Activist: A Preliminary Findings’. Presented at School of Humanities and Social Science Autumn Symposium, University of Newcastle.

Alam, M. (2014). ‘When Environment is Ours: Investigation into Indonesian Urban Young Activist’. Presented at Asian Studies Association Australia Biennial Conference ‘Asiascapes Contesting Borders’ 8–10 July 2014 in Perth, held by University of Western Australia.

Alam, M. (2014). 'Biogas in Transition: Assessing Community Acceptance of Biogas Development in Indonesia”'. Energy Research Conference 2012-Technoport 2012 ‘Sharing Possibilities', NTNU. Trondheim, pp. 248.

Alam, M. (2013). 'Electrifying Rural Livelihood’. Workshop and Symposium ‘Leading to Self-Reliance and Electric Power Supply in Indonesia', in September 2013, Commemorating the Establishment of Electronic and Physics Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Gadjah Mada.

Alam, M. (2013). 'Household Innovation on The Biogas Technology'. Presented at Asia Pacific Sociological Conference at Ateneo de Manila University, The Philippines.

Alam, M. (2012). 'Gendered Biogas in Indonesia: Why women involvement is undermined in Energy Transition'. Presented at Research Symposium held by Nordic Asian Institute Copenhagen (NIAS), University of Copenhagen Denmark on March 12–25, 2012.

Alam, M., Pratiwi, N. B. (2010). 'Exploration of Government Involvement and Community Participation in the Biogas Project in Bantul'. Presented in the MILEN International Renewable Energy Conference, University of Oslo, Norway, 27–28 Dec 2010.

Alam, M., Sullivan, G. B., Hayuning, T. T. (2010). 'From Tears to Peace: The Social Impacts of Religious Activities on Local Integration in the Post-Earthquake Area'. International Conference on Economic stress Human Capital, and Families in Asia: Research and Policy Challenges, 3–4 June 2010, Singapore.

Aristyawati, G., Alam, M. (2010). 'Social Capital and Birth Delivery Choices by Engaging Traditional Birth Attendance: Challenges in Community Healthcare Strategy'. In Proceedings of National Seminar on Enabling Prevention and Promotion Based Community Self-Reliance at 25th Anniversary of Public Health Faculty, Diponegoro University, ISBN: 978-979-704-910-2.


Reviewer for:

  • AMBIO: A Journal of the Human Environment (Springer)
  • KOMUNITAS: International Journal of Indonesian Society and Culture
  • International Social Science Journal (Wiley)

Memberships

  • Asia Pacific Sociological Association (APSA)
  • Australian Association for Environmental Education
  • Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA)
  • The Australian Sociology Association (TASA)

Career History

  • 12/2018 – Present : Assistant Professor in Sociology, Universiti Brunei Darussalam.
  • 12/2018 – 02/2019 : Consultant, CIRCLE Indonesia.
  • 03/2018 – 05/2018 : Qualitative Researcher, CREDOS Institute Indonesia.
  • 11/2017 – 03/2018 : Biogas Consultant, CIRCLE Indonesia.
  • 04/2014 – 12/2017 : Guest Lecturer, Indonesian Studies Department, University of Sydney.
  • 01/2013 – 02/2014 : Lecturer, Sociology Department, University of Gadjah Mada.
  • 10/2012 – 12/2012 : Event Coordinator, Sociology Research Centre, University of Gadjah Mada.
  • 01/2012 – 03/2012 : Indonesian Language Instructor, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Oslo.
  • 02/2010 – 07/2010 : Researcher, Centre for Environmental Studies, University of Gadjah Mada.
  • 10/2009 – 01/2010 : Research Assistant, Faculty of Psychology, Universitas Gadjah Mada.
  • 03/2008 – 04/2009 : Government Relations & Sustainable Development, ConocoPhillips Indonesia.