Who is Alimatul Qibtiyah?


alimatul qAlimatul Qibtiyah obtained her first Master’s degree in Social Psychology from Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta and completed her second Master’s degree in 2005 in Women’s Studies from the University of Northern Iowa, USA (Fulbright Scholarship). She has attended various national and international seminars and courses on women’s issues including: Spirited Voices from the Muslim World (University of Sydney); Yale-Indonesia Forum (Diponegoro University); Internship Program at McGill University (CIDA Scholarship); Annual Women’s Studies Conference (Pennsylvania State University, USA); Oxford Muntada seminar (sponsored by British Council at Oxford University in United Kingdom); and the Australia Indonesia Muslim Leader Exchange program nominated and sponsored by The AII in Melbourne and Canberra. Before commencing her PhD, Alim had been working as a lecturer at the Islamic State University Sunan Kalijaga Yogyakarta since 1996.

Educational Background

 PhD:   The Centre for the Study of Contemporary Muslim Societies, University of Western Sydney

Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Julia Howell, Prof Dr. Mary Hawkins

Dissertation: Feminist Identity and Conceptualisation of Gender Issues by Muslim Gender Studies Elites

M. A    Women’s Studies at University of Northern Iowa, USA 2005

Thesis: Sexuality and Sexuality Education from an Islamic Perspective

M.Si     Social Psychology at Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia 2000

Thesis: The Attitude of Islamic Figures towards Gender Issues in Yogyakarta

B.A     Islamic Communication at the State Institute of Islamic Studies, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, 1995

Thesis: The Social Activities of YAUMY Yogyakarta Muslim Charity Foundation

Employment and Selected Professional Experience:

  • Lecturer onIslamic Communication, at the Islamic State University (UIN) Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Research and teaching interests are on Gender and media, Sociology of Gender, Psychology of Gender, sexuality in Islam, 1997- Present
  • Director of Center for Women’s Studies (PSW) UIN Sunan Kalijaga Yogyakarta, (2013- Present)
  • Reviewer of Master and Doctoral Scholarship of Lembaga Pengelola Dana Pendidikan (LPDP) under the Minister Of Finance, 2013-Present
  • Trainer, on Gender and Islam, 1999 – present
  • Academic Quality Control in Quality Assurance UIN Sunan Kalijaga Yogyakarta, 2005 – 2008.
  • Advocacy and researcher on Center for Study of Islam and social transformation an (CISForm), 2006 – Present.
  • Staff on Tabligh division (2005-2010), LPPA (2010-2015) Central Committee (PP) ‘Aisyiyah,.
  • Coordinator, Division of Library at The Women’s Studies Center IAIN Yogyakarta, 2000-2008
  • SPECTA (Specialist Technical Assistance) of ELOIS (Equal Learning Outcome Islamic School) -LAPIS, 2007 – 2008

Research Interests

Muslim Gender Studies, Islamic Indonesian Feminists, Sexuality in Islam, Media and Gender, and Women’s Movements in Indonesia.

Selected Publications


2010 Gender dalam Islam, Pimpinan Pusat ‘Aisyiyah Majelis Tabligh.

2006 Paradigma Pendidikan Sekualitas Perspektif Islam: Teori dan Praktek, Yogyakarta: Kalam Semesta.

2003 Islam and Gender’s Problems in Indonesia, Yogyakarta: Pustaka Raja.

Book Chapters

2008 ‘Islamic Feminism and Global feminism’ in Moch. Nur Ichwan and Noorhaidi Hasan (eds) Indonesian Islam in a Changing political landscape, CISFORM, 2008.

2003 ‘The Intervention of Angel to Sexual Relationship between Wife and Husband: An Analysis on Hadith Regarding Sexuality’ in Hamim Ilyas, dkk (ed) Women’s Oppression: a Discourse on Misogynic Hadiths, Yogyakarta: Ford Foundation and Center for Women’s Studies, 217-238.

Journal Articles

2010 ‘Self-Identified Feminist among Gender Activists and Scholars at Indonesian Universities’, ASEAS- Austrian Journal of South-East Asian Studies 3(2), 151-174.

2009 ‘Indonesian Muslim Women and the Gender Equality Movementchapter’ JIIs-Journal of Indonesian Islam – LSAS-PPs IAIN Sunan Ampel Surabaya, 3(1).

2003’ Psychological Aspects on Abortion in Musawa’  Journal on Gender and Islam V. 2 No.2 September 2003.

Contact Details

Phone: +6281329360436 / +6274 444221

Email: alimatulqibty@gmail.com

Address: Jl. Sawo 1 No 463 RT 10 / RW 25 Wonocatur, Banguntapan, Bantul, Yogyakarta 55198

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