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Dr. Elisabeth Dewi
Senior Research Fellow

Cluster : CSWH


Research Interest

Gender, Migrant Workers, Sociology.


Dr. Elisabeth Dewi is a Senior Research Fellow in Resilience Development Initiative.

Education Timeline

  • 2006-2010 Ph.D

    Faculty of Arts, Education and Human Development, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia.

  • 2001-2003 Master of Arts

    Regional Economic and Social Development, Faculty of Arts and Science, University of Massachusetts Lowell, USA.

  • 1992-1996 Bachelor of Arts

    International Relations, Faculty of Social and Politic Sciences, Parahyangan Catholic University, Bandung, Indonesia.

Working Experiences Timeline

  • Jul – Oct 2018 Gender Consultant

    Save the Children Indonesia, We See Equal Program.

  • Mar 2017 – Sep 2018 External Reviewer

    Rutgers WPF Indonesia, Prevention+ Program.

  • Aug – Nov 2017 External Evaluator

    Misereor/KZE Projects at Teacher Training College STKIP Weetebula, Sumba.

  • Jan – April 2017 Gender Consultant

    Artisanal Gold Council (AGC) Project Sustainable Development of the Artisanal and Small-scale Gold Mining (ASGM) in Indonesia.

  • Sept – Dec 2016 Gender Consultant

    Save the Children Indonesia, Family First Program.

  • March – Sept 2016 Lead Researcher

    Qualitative Study Pekka, World Bank, Indonesia.

  • Feb 2016 – present Lecturer

    Magister of Sociology, Padjajaran University.

  • Sept – Des 2015 Gender Consultant

    CARE International Indonesia, Mondelez Project, Sulawesi, Indonesia.

  • 2015 – present Lecturer

    Magister of Social Science, Parahyangan Catholic University.

  • 2014 – present Research Associate

    The Indonesian Institute, Center for PublicPolicy Research.

  • 2014 – present External Reviewer Journal

    International Relations Department Hasanudin University and Potensi Utama University.

  • 2013 – present Head of PACIS

    (Parahyangan Centre for International Studies)

  • 2013 – 2015 Gender Specialist Consultant

    Support to Indonesia's Islands of Integrity Program for Sulawesi (SIPS), Cowater International.

  • 2013 Gender Specialist Consultant

    Strengthening Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Capacity and Promoting Community Resilience in West Java, International Organization for Migration.

  • 2012 Gender Specialist

    External Monitoring Agency of West Tarum Canal Resettlement Project of ADB and Government Indonesia.

  • 2011 – present Editor

    International Relations Academic Journal, Parahyangan Centre for International Studies.

  • 2010 – present Lecturer

    International Relations Department, Faculty of Social & Politic, Parahyangan Catholic University.

  • 2010 present Executive Secretary

    Women’s Concern Network (Jaringan Mitra Perempuan) for Bandung Area.

  • 2007 – 2009 Student Rover

    Victoria University.

  • 2007 – 2008 Intern

    Silent-A-Thon Program, International Women Development Agency (IWDA), Melbourne.

  • 2007 – 2008 Student Guide

    Enrolment, Victoria University.

  • 2006 – 2009 Member of Program Advisory Committee

    Plan Australia.

  • 2006 – 2009 Guest Lecturer

    Faculty of Arts, Education and Human Development, Victoria University, Melbourne.

  • 2003 – 2004 Executive Secretary

    Scholarship Office of Parahyangan Catholic University, Bandung, Indonesia.

  • 2001 – 2003 Research Assistant

    The Center for Industrial Competitiveness, the Teen Workers Project and the Center For Family, Work and Community, University of Massachusetts Lowell, USA.

  • 2000 – 2001 Assistant Monitoring Expert

    ILO IPEC Bandung Programme to Combat Child Labour in the Footwear Sector in Bandung Indonesia).

  • 1992 – 1996 Staff

    Unicef Indonesian Programme

Year Experience
1998 - 2000

Pooling Department Staff and Secretary for Central Processing Manager PT. Bank Danamon Indonesia, Tbk.

1997 - 1998

Member of Bandung Non Violence Association.

1997 - 1998

Export Import Staff of PT.Bank Danamon Indonesia, Tbk.

1996 - 1998

Chief of Research and Development Department of Bandung Volunteers Team for Humanity.

1996 - 1998

Staff member Bandung Catholic Diocese’s Youth Commission.

  • 4th KANITA International Conference on Gender Studies (KICGS 2018), Penang, 27- 28 November 2018
  • International Workshop Gender and International Relations: Contemporary Issues in Australia and Indonesia, Batu, 8 – 9 November 2018
  • International Conference on “Revisiting Bandung: Cultivating Asia’s Insight on Global International Relations and Political Science”, Bandung 5-6 October 2018
  • International Conference on “The Politics of Distribution: Migrant Labour, Development, and Religious Aid in Asia”, National University of Singapore, 16-17 November 2017
  • International Conference on “Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Gender and Development: Beyond the Boundaries”, Nanyang Technological University, 5-6 June 2017
  • International Conference on “Discourse and Reality of Diaspora in Transnational Age”, Chonnam National University, Gwanju, South Korea, 6-7 February 2017
  • 4th Asian Association of Women’s Studies Congress: Engendering Citizenship in Asia, Thanng Long University, Hanoi, 1-3 December 2016
  • International Conference on Feminism: Intersecting Identities, Agency and Politics, Women’s Journal, Jakarta, 23-24 September 2016
  • International Workshop on “Maximising Migration Benefit: Indonesian Migrant Workers’ Health and Wellbeing from Security to Development”, Universitas Indonesia, Jakarta, 19-21 September 2016
  • Korea – ASEAN Cooperation Project (KACP) on Education and Exchange Program for Young Scholar in Women’s Studies (Phase 3), Thammasat University, Bangkok, 4 – 6 June 2016
  • International Conference on Social Politics: The Challenges of Social Challenges in a Changing World, Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta, 26 – 28 January 2016
  • International Conference on Bandung Conference and Beyond: Rethinking International Order, Identity, Security, and Justice in A Post-Western World, Universitas Gadjah Mada, 8 – 9 April 2015
  • 1st Annual World Conference on Women’s Studies: Elimination of Discrimination Based On Gender, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 24 – 25 March 2015
  • Workshop “Women’s Migration: Histories, Emotions and Relationships”, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, 7- 9 August 2014
  • Korea – ASEAN Cooperation Project (KACP) on Education and Exchange Program for Young Scholars in Women’s Studies (Phase 2), Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, 29-31 October 2014
  • International Conference on Transnationalism, Gender Hierarchies and Masculinity in Asia, National University of Singapore, 11 March 2013
  • International Conference on Media Communication and Culture “Rethinking Muticulturalism: Media in Multicultural Society”, Yogyakarta, 7 November 2012
  • Seminar “Optimalize Integration to ASEAN Community”, ASEAN Directorate General and Mataram University, Mataram, 10 December 2011
  • Seminar “ NGO’s Roles in Women’s Rights Protection”, Budi Luhur University, Jakarta, 25 April 2011
  • Fifth Australian International Academic Conference on Motherhood – The Mother and History: The Past and Present, 3 July 2009
  • Indonesian Students Colloquium, Victoria University, Footscray Park, 25 July 2008.
  • 17th Biennial Conference Asian Studies Association of Australia, Melbourne, 3 July 2008.
  • Moving Cultures, Shifting Identities Conference, Flinders University, Adelaide, 3 December 2007.
  • Indonesian Students Colloquium, Victoria University, Footscray Park, 2 November 2007.
  • Indonesia Council Open Conference 2007, Monash University, Caulfield Campus, 25 September 2007.
  • Fourth Australian International Academic Conference on Motherhood - The Mother: Images, Issues and Practices, University of Queensland, Brisbane, 5 July 2007
  • 13th Annual Workshop on Southeast Asian Women, Clayton, 23 June 2006, Monash Asia Institute Centre of Southeast Asia Studies.
  • 14th Indonesian Postgraduate Roundtable, Melbourne, 6 May 2006, Indonesia Forum the University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

  • 2018: “The Collaboration Between Indonesia and Pasific Island Countries in Facing Environmental Challenges” for Jurnal Ilmiah Hubungan Internasional, Vol. 14, No. 1
  • 2017: “Tata Kelola Remitansi Buruh Migran Indonesia oleh Pemangku Kepentingan di Tingkat Nasional dan Akar Rumput: Praktik Baik, Peluang dan Tantangan” for Jurnal Hubungan Internasional, Vol.6, No.2
  • 2017: “Protecting Indonesia’s women migrant workers from the grassroots: a story of Paguyuban Seruni” for Journal of the Indian Ocean Region, Vol. 13, No. 1
  • 2015: “Trauma and Fear of Long-Distance Mothering among Indonesian Female Migrant
  • Domestic Workers” for Enabling Gender Equality: Future Generations of the Global World, Research in Political Sociology, Vol. 23
  • 2013: “Pemuliaan Martabat dan Pemulihan Keutuhan Perempuan dan Laki-laki di Jawa Barat” (The Dignity Glorification and the Integrity Restoration of Women and Men in West Java) in Solidaritas Sosial: Pemuliaan Martabat Manusia dan Pemulihan Keutuhan Ciptaan.
  • 2013: “Migrasi Internasional dan Politik Luar Negeri Indonesia” (International Migration and Indonesian Foreign Policy) for Jurnal Ilmiah Hubungan Internasional (Journal of International Relations) Parahyangan Centre for International Studies, Vol. 9 No. 1
  • 2011: “Changing Perceptions of “Good” Mothering and Family Roles among Indonesian Female Domestic Workers” for Journal of Motherhood Initiative for Research and Community Involvement, Fall/Winter 2011, Volume 2, Number 2
  • 2010: "Relationships between Women Migrant Workers and Their Children in Indonesia:Feminist Perspectives, Community Values and Motherhood” for PhD degree thesis
  • 2003: "Community Values, Education & Work: Child Labour in Indonesia - the Case of the Household Footwear Sector in Cibaduyut & Cangkuang Kulon , Bandung” for Master Degree thesis
  • 2003: “A Small Story of a Woman Worker: 1992-2002” for Info Gender, Indonesia and “International Women’s Issue” Seen from the Perspective of Women Graduate Student at University of Massachusetts Lowell: A Collection Paper.
  • 2002: “Gender Differences Roles in the Catholic Church” for Info Gender, Indonesia.
  • 1999: “Women Labour” for Solidarity Voices Magazine in Bandung, Indonesia.
  • 1999: “Kartini’s Opinions : One of the Indonesian Hero” for Communication Magazine in Bandung, Indonesia

Year Experience

Travel grant to present a paper on “Water and the City Workshop” by the Asia Research Institute, and the Institute of Water Policy at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore on 6-7 Feb 2020


Best poster presentation at 8th International Conference on Bioprocessing


(IFIBiop 2019), 1st-5th May 2019, Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia


Travel grant to attend training from UNU-IIHG on Governance Challenges for Planetary Health and Sustainable Development in Southeast Asia in Cebu, the Philippines, October 11-13 th , 2017


Travel grant and 3 day accommodation to attend Development of Save the Children program design: Community Based Child Protection integrated with Disaster Risk Reduction and Social Protection program in Bogor, Indonesia, 30 November – 2 December 2016


International Council for Science (ICSU) travel grant for presenting at 4th International Workshop on Psychological Intervention after Disaster (PIAD), 9 to 12 November 2015, Taipei, Taiwan.


Netherlands Fellowship Programme (NFP) for Short Course on Urban Flood Management and Disaster Risk Management, UNESCO-IHE Delft.


AUN SEED Net Travel grant for presenting at ASEAN Environmental Engineering Conference, November 21-22, 2014 Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Philippines


AUN SED Net Awardee, Scholarship for Master Study in NUS.


ITB Scholarship.


ITB Distinction Graduation.

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