Syafiq Hasyim is a lecturer and director of the Library and Culture at the International Islamic University of Indonesia (UIII), which is an international university designed as a future campus for the study and research of Islamic civilization.
He is also a lecturer at FISIP UIN Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta. He is currently attending a Visiting Fellow at the Indonesia Studies Program, ISEAS (Yusof Ishak Institute). Syafiq Hasyim obtained a Ph.D from Freire University, Germany in 2014 and an MA degree from Leiden University, the Netherlands in 2002. Another experience, from 2018-2019 he has been a Visiting Fellow at the Indosia Program RSIA, NTU, Singapore.
His research interests are Islamic Studies and Multiculturalism. Among his published works are:
- 2021, "Politics of Fatwa, ‘Deviant Groups’ and Takfīr in the Context of Indonesian Pluralism: A Study of the Council of Indonesian Ulama,” in Muhammad Khalid Masud, Kari Vogt, Lena Larsen, and Christian Moe (eds), Freedom of Expression in Islam: Challenging Apostasy and Blasphemy Laws, published by I.B.Tauris, London Routledg
- 2021, Rising Islamic Conservatism in Indonesia: Islamic Groups and Identity Politics, Leonard Sebastian, Syafiq Hasyim, Alex Arifianto, Routledge
- 2021, "Aliran Politics, Political Jihad, and Disappointment: Notes for Muslim Javanese in the Pre- and Post-2019 General Election in Central Java”, in Leonard Sebastian and Alex Arifianto (Eds.), The 2018 and 2019 Indonesian Elections Identity Politics and Regional Perspectives, published by Routledge
- 2019: “The Secular and the Religious: Secularization and Shariatisation in Indonesia,” in Religion, Secularism and Democracy in Southeast Asia, edited by Prof. Vidhu Verma, published by Oxford University Press
- 2019, “Religious Pluralism Revisited: Discursive Patterns of the Ulama Fatwa in Indonesia and Malaysia”, Studia Islamika (Q2), Vol.26,No.3,2019
- 2019, “Fatwa and Democracy: Majelis Ulama Indonesia (MUI, Council of Indonesia Ulama) and the Rising Conservatism of Indonesian Islam,” the TRaNS: Trans-Regional and -National Studies of Southeast Asia (Q1), pp. 1-15
- 2018, Islam Nusantara dalam Konteks dari Multikulturalisme Hingga Radikalisme (Islam of Archipelago in Context: From Multiculturalism to Radicalism), Gading: Yogyakarta.
The research he is currently doing :
- Islamic Civil Society and Democracy in the Jokowi Era
- COVID-19 and Islamic Responses in Indonesia
- Halal issues in Indonesia and Malaysia
- The role of Council of Indonesian Ulama
- Rising Islamic Conservatism
In addition to conducting scientific research, he also often writes light essays in various mass media regarding his current views on Islam. The topic that will be shared in the Summer School 2022 event is:
"Mobility and Mobilisation: Islamic Scholarship, Ulama-Umma and Contentious Politics in Indonesia"