Azis Anwar Fachrudin did his undergraduate at the State Islamic University Sunan Kalijaga, Yogyakarta, majoring in Arabic language and literature. Finishing his undergraduate in 2013 with a thesis on a debate between two major Arabic linguistic schools of the medieval Abbasiyya, he began pursuing a master’s in 2014 at CRCS, UGM. Around three months after doing a graduate student fellowship at the Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore (NUS) in May through July 2016, he obtained his MA degree from CRCS, with a thesis on theological justifications of the Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). He has written several essay contributions to published books, an Arabic-to-Indonesian translation, and dozens of opinion articles published in both online media and printed national newspapers, and both in Bahasa Indonesia and English. Most of his writings have been documented and can be read on his personal blog, here. His latest publications include Linguistik Arab: Pengantar Sejarah dan Mazhabnya (Lisan Arabi, 2017) and the Polemic over interpretations of Pancasila (CRCS, 2018).

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