Ahmad Najib Burhani is research professor and Head (acting) of the Institute of Social Sciences and Humanities (ISSH) at the National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN), Jakarta. Previously, he was Director in the Research Center of Society and Culture (PMB) at the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI). He received his PhD in Religious Studies from the University of California-Santa Barbara, USA in 2013. He received his Master degrees from the University of Manchester, United Kingdom (MSc in Social Research Methods & Statistics) and Universiteit Leiden, the Netherlands (MA in Islamic Studies). Since 2014, he is a member of the elite group Indonesian Young Scientists of the Indonesian Academy of Sciences (AIPI).
Burhani was a fellow at the Center on Religion, Culture & Conflict (CRCC), Drew University, New Jersey, USA; IIIT (International Institute of Islamic Thought) Virginia, USA; ISIM (International Institute for the Study of Islam in the Modern World) Leiden, the Netherlands; and The Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS) Kyoto University, Japan. From June 2017 to Dec 2019, he was a visiting fellow at ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute, Singapore.
In 2013, Burhani won the Professor Charles Wendell Memorial Award from UCSB for the academic achievement in the field of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies. He was also selected as the 100 Notable Alumni of UIN Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta (2020), the Best Researcher at LIPI in the Field of Social Sciences and Humanities (2020), and an Icon of Pancasila in the Field of Science and Innovation (2020). He can be reached at: [email protected], facebook.com/najibburhani, Instagram @najib.burhani, and twitter @najib_lipi