Ahmad Karim (Karim);
- received a bachelor degree in anthropology from Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia with an undergraduate comparative ethnographic work about intercultural marriages (Cinta Lintas Budaya) in the city of Freiburg, Germany and Yogyakarta in 2005, as part of UGM-Uni Freiburg Tandem Project 2005 published in Budaya Barat dalam Kacamata Timur, Yogyakarta: Pustaka Pelajar.
- received MA in Applied Anthropology from Indiana University at IUPUI Indianapolis, USA in 2014, awarded Ambassador’s Award for Excellence by Indonesian Embassy in Washington DC (2014), awarded Indiana University Graduate School Distinguished Master’s Thesis Award (2015) for an ethnographic project about homeless activism (Leaving the Bridge Passing the Shelters) in the city of Indianapolis.
- works as an associate planner at the Directorate of Poverty Alleviation and Social Welfare, Indonesian Ministry of National Development Planning in Jakarta.
- is now pursuing a PhD program at Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (AISSR), the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands focusing on the issues of citizen security, non-state security actors, and new social and religious movement (with a PhD dissertation project title, Dancing to a Different Drum: Violent and Non-Violent Securitization by Banser and Jamaah Maiyah and in Post-Reform Indonesia.