Dr Firdaus Wajdi

Biography

Firdaus Wajdi obtained his PhD from the Religion and Society Research Cluster, School of Social Sciences and Psychology, Western Sydney University in 2016. Previously he completed his BA and MA (Hons) from Universitas Islam Negeri [State Islamic University] Syarif Hidayatullah, Jakarta, Indonesia in 2003 and 2007, respectively. He also participated in Summer School for IISEP (IAIN-Indonesia Social Equity Project) at Mc Gill University, Canada (2005), Summer School of Cityscapes and New Religiosities in Asia at Goettingen University, Germany (2014), Research Fellowship of Higher Education Dialog with Muslim World at Leipzig University, Germany (2016). Firdaus Wajdi is currently a lecturer at the Islamic Studies Program, Faculty of Social Sciences, Universitas Negeri Jakarta [State University of Jakarta].

Firdaus' PhD project examined Turkish Muslim transnational movements with a case study of the Suleymancis in Indonesia. On distinctive occasions, Firdaus carried out research in Canada, Egypt, Turkey, Germany, Australia and Indonesia. He is a book chapter co-author of "Branding of Spiritual Authenticity and Nationalism in Transnational Sufism" in Patrick Michel et al. (Eds): Religions, Nations, and Transnationalism in Multiple Modernities (Palgrave McMillan, 2017). His other works appear in Komunitas: International Journal of Indonesian Society and Culture, Hayula: Indonesian Journal of Multidisciplinary Islamic Studies, and Jurnal Studi Al Qur'an.

Qualifications

BA (UIN Jakarta); MA (UIN Jakarta); and PhD (Western Sydney University)

Honours and Awards

Competitive Research Grant of Applied Research Product Cluster [Penelitian Produk Terapan], Ministry of Research and Higher Education, Republic of Indonesia (2017)

Exploring Legal Culture Research Fellowship as part of Higher Education Dialog with Muslim World Program funded by Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD)/German Academic Exchange Service with Leipzig University as Host University in Germany (2016)

International Collaborative Research Grant from the Directorate General of Islamic Education [Dirjen Pendis], Ministry of Religious Affairs Republic of Indonesia with Religion and Society Research Cluster, School of Social Sciences and Psychology, Western Sydney University as host Institution in Australia (2015)

Australian Awards Leadership (ALA) Scholarships, AusAID/ Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) Australia (2011-2015)

Competitive Research Grant for International Publication, Directorate General of Higher Education [DIKTI], Department of National Education, Republic of Indonesia with field research at the Faculty of Darul Ulum, Minia University and Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt (2009)

IISEP (IAIN-Indonesia Social Equity Project) Scholarship funded jointly by Canadian International Development Agency and Ministry of Religious Affairs Republic of Indonesia (2004-2006)

Publications

Wajdi, Firdaus (2018). "The Discourse of Muhammadiyah and Nahdlatul Ulama with Considerations of Geertz’s Religion of Java" Hayula: Indonesian Journal of Multidisciplinary Islamic Studies 2 (1), 49-64 DOI: https://doi.org/10.21009/hayula.002.1.04

Possamai, Adam, Milad Milani, and Firdaus Wajdi (2017). "Branding of Spiritual Authenticity and Nationalism in Transnational Sufism", in Patrick Michel et al. (Eds): Religions, Nations, and Transnationalism in Multiple Modernities, Palgrave McMillan

Muttaqin, Ahmad, Achmad Zainal Arifin and Firdaus Wajdi (2016). "Problems, Challenges and Prospects of Indonesian Muslim Community in Sydney for Promoting Tolerance", KOMUNITAS: International Journal of Indonesian Society and Culture, Vol 8 (2) (2016): 169-184 DOI:10.15294/komunitas.v8i2.5971

Wajdi, Firdaus (2010). "Modernisasi Pendidikan Islam di Indonesia: Sebuah Kajian Peran Pemikiran Barat terhadap Pendidikan Islam di Indonesia" [Modernization of Islamic Education in Indonesia: A Study of Western Thought Role on Islamic Education in Indonesia], presented and published in International Seminar on Islamic Education: "Islam's Contribution in Education to Empower Human Resources" proceeding. ISBN: 978-979-3179-28-5

Wajdi, Firdaus (2009). "Ayat-Ayat Damai dalam Al-Quran: Sebuah Kajian Awal" [Peace Verses in the Qur'an: A Preliminary Study], Jurnal Studi Al-Quran [Journal of Quranic Studies], Vol. V No. 1 January 2009, Department of Islamic Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, State University of Jakarta. ISSN: 0216-1648

Professional Membership

Member of Society for the Scientific Study of Religion (SSSR), USA, 2014

Member of Asosiasi Dosen Pendidikan Agama Islam (ADPISI/Association of Islamic Studies Lecturers), Jakarta, 2009-Present

Member of Pusat Kajian Budaya Muslim (Centre for Muslim Civilization Studies), Universitas Negeri Jakarta, 2009-Present

Contact

firdaus.wajdi@unj.ac.id

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