Nina Nurmila

About Me
Prof. Nina Nurmila, PhD is a Professor of Gender and Islamic Studies at the State Islamic University (UIN) Bandung. Her first degree was in Islamic Education from IAIN SGD Bandung (1992), her MA was from Murdoch University (1997) and her PhD was from the University of Melbourne (2007). She was a Fulbright Visiting Researcher at Temple University, Philadelphia, USA (2000), Endeavour Postdoctoral Research Fellow at University of Technology, Sydney (2008), Fulbright Visiting Professor of Islamic Studies at University of Redlands, California, USA (2008-9). She was also a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Western Sydney (2013) and the University van Amsterdam (2015). She is the author of Women, Islam and Everyday Life: Renegotiating Polygamy in Indonesia (London; New York: Routledge, 2009&2011). She wrote several articles on gender and Islam in the international journals and book chapters published for example at Routledge (London& New York), Brill (the Netherlands), University of Amsterdam Press (the Netherlands), and Demeter (Canada). Professor Nina Nurmila, PhD currently serves as the Dean of the Faculty of Education.

About research interest: 13 “My research area of interest is gender and Islam in Muslim societies, especially Indonesia. My recent study is on preventing child marriage by promoting education for girls”.


Work Experience
Undergraduate Instructor
State Islamic University BANDUNG (IAIN)
1994 - PRESENT

Faculty of Islamic Education and Teaching

Postgraduate Lecturer
State Islamic Univeristy Bandung (IAIN)

Postgraduate Studies Program

Postgraduate Lecturer
Indonesian Education University Bandung (UPI)
2011 -  2013

Postgraduate Studies Program

PhD in Gender and Islamic Studies
University of Melbourne, Australia

Diploma in "Conflict Resolution 2000", International Advanced Training
Uppsala University, Sweden

MA in Development Studies
Murdoch University, Australia

Bachelor's Degree in Islamic Studies
State Islamic University Bandung, Indonesia

  • “Proposing Feminist Interpretation of the Qur’an and Affirmative Policy to Support Women Leadership in Indonesian State Islamic Higher Education”, Musawa.  Jurnal Studi Gender dan Islam, Vol. 19 No. 2, pp. 125-140.
  • “Metodologi Studi Islam Kontekstual dalam Menafsirkan Ayat-ayat AlQur’an tentang Kesetaraan Gender” [Contextual Islamic Studies’ Methodology in Interpreting Qur’anic Verses on Gender Equality], Ilmu UshuluddinVol. 7, No. 2, pp. 209-226.
  • “New Grounded Feminist Approach to Islam in Indonesia: A Textual Analysis of Rahima and Fahmina’s Publications”Journal of Asian Social Science Research 2020, Vol. 2, No. 1: 25-52
  • “The Current Battles between Progressive and Conservative Muslim Women in Indonesia” Agenda, Jurnal Analisis Gender dan Agama, Vol. 2 No. 1, 2019, pp. 1-9.
  • “Challenges to the enactment of Sexual Violence Bill,”  Journal Humanisma, Vol. 3 No. 2, July-December 2019, pp. 92-192.
  • “Bias Gender Sekolah Ibu” [Gender Biased School for Mothers]. from Pikiran Rakyat
  • “The Indonesian Muslim Feminist Reinterpretation of Inheritance" in Islam in Indonesia. Contrasting Images and Interpretations, Jajat Burhanudin and Kees van Dijk.  Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2013.