Staff & Lecturers
Samsul Maarif, Ph.DE-Mail : anchu75[at]yahoo.com
- Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona. Ph.D in Religious Studies. April 2012
- Florida International University, Miami, Florida. M.A. in Religious Studies. August 2005.
- Gadjah Mada University Jogjakarta, Indonesia. M.A. in Religious and Cross Cultural Studies. October 2003
- The State Institute for Islamic Studies (IAIN) (now the The State Islamic University (UIN) Alauddin, Makassar, Indonesia. B.A. August 1999 Major: Islamic Faith and Philosophy.
AREAS OF INTEREST:
- The Study of Indigenous Religions and Islam
- World’s Religions
- Theories of Religion
- Religion and Everyday Life.
- “Dialectical Encounters between Indigenous Religions, Monotheism, and Modernity.” A paper delivered in International Seminar, “Diversity in Globalised Society: The Role of Asia Africa for A Sustainable World, the Commemoration of the 55 Anniversary of 1955 Bandung Asia Africa Conference. October 26, 2010
- "The Politics of Territorial Divisions: Ammatoa Responses to Islam and Globalization." A paper presented at the 5th Asian Graduate Forum on Southeast Asia Studies (5-9 July 2010) Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore.
- “Indigenous Wisdom on Conflict Management.” A paper presented in the International Seminar “Peace and Conflict in Contemporary Issues.” Peacebuilders International and Anging Mamiri Association of South Sulawesi Graduate Students of Yogyakarta. Yogyakarta, June 27th 2010.
- “An Alternative Understanding on Indigenous Religions of Indonesia.” A paper delivered in the CRCS 10th Anniversary Public Discussion on “Rethinking Religious Studies in Indonesia,” UGM Jogjakarta. June 26, 2010.
- “Gus Dur: Is He really the Father of Pluralism.” The Jakarta Post. February 23rd, 2010
- “`Silallo Tessirapi': Indigenous idea on pluralism.” The Jakarta Post. December 4th, 2009
- “Democracy for Indigenous People of Indonesia.” A paper delivered in the first International Graduate Student Conference, “(Re)Considering Contemporary Indonesia: Striving for Democracy, Sustainability, and Prosperity.” Gadja Mada University. 15 – 18 December 2009
- “Being Muslim in Animistic Ways: the Ammatoa of Sulawesi, Indonesia.” A paper delivered in WCAAS conference at the University of Colorado at Boulder. September 12-14, 2008
- "Indonesian Muslim Community of Arizona: Negotiating Religious Understanding." A paper delivered at AAR Western Region Conference, Pasadena, CA. March 29-31 2008.
- "Rethinking the Religion of Ammatoa, Sulawesi, Indonesia." A paper delivered at 106th American Anthropological Association (AAA) Annual Meeting, Washington DC. November 11-December 2, 2007.
- “Syncretism or Dissimulation? Strategies for Religious and Cultural Survival among the Ammatoa of Sulawesi, Indonesia." A Paper delivered at Society for the Anthropology of Religion (SAR) Conference, Phoenix, Arizona. April 13-16, 2007.
- “Indigenous Strategy for Religio-Cultural Survival: the Ammatoa of Sulawesi, Indonesia.” A paper delivered at the American Academic of Religion (AAR) Annual Conference in San Antonio, Texas. November 19-23, 2004.
- “Multi-Faceted Islam: Islamic Community in Miami and the Impact of 9/11.” (with Ahmad Muttaqin) A paper delivered in October 27, 2004 at Harvard University.
- “Islam in South Florida.” (with Ahmad Muttaqin) Profiles of ten Islamic Communities and Islamic Center. http://www.pluralism.org/affiliates/student/maarifandmuttaqin/index.php