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Dr. Elisabeth Dewi


Senior Research Fellow


Children Social Walfare & Health (CSWH)



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

Research Interest

Gender, Migrant Workers, Sociology.

Year Experience

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


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


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

Relevant Work Experience
Year Experience
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


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


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, Gender & Women Empowerment Commission for Bandung Catholic Diocese

2010 – present

Executive Secretary of Women’s Concern Network (Jaringan Mitra Perempuan) for Bandung Area

2007 - 2009

Student Rover, Victoria University

2007 - 2008

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

2007 - 2008

Student Guide for Enrolment, Victoria University

2006 - 2009

Member of Program Advisory Committee Plan Australia

2006 - 2009

Guest Lecturer for 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 for 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 of Unicef Indonesian Programme

Additional Work Experience
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

    • 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
International Presentations
    • 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.