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Joeni Arianto Kurniawan, S.H., M.A., Ph.D., has been an active lecturer in the Basic Law Department of the Faculty of Law, Airlangga University, since 2006. He obtained a law degree from the Faculty of Law, Airlangga University in 2005. Later, he received a Master of Arts degree. (M.A) he won at the Oñati International Institute for the Sociology of Law (IISL) in 2010. In 2020, he completed his Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree at the University of Pisa with a dissertation entitled "Law, Islamic Fundamentalism, and Advancing Diversities in a Muslim-Majority Country: A Lesson from Indonesia.” 

Joeni's areas of expertise are Legal Pluralism, Indigenous Peoples Law, Legal Philosophy, Law and Multiculturalism, and Intercultural Law. In the 2018-2022 period, he has published several publications, such as “When Human Rights Are Not Enough: A Failure of Multiculturalism in Indonesia (A Preliminary Hypothesis)” and is the editor of the book “Mohammad Koesnoe in the Journey of Indonesian Legal Ideas.” He has also written several times for The Conversation and The Jakarta Post. 

Apart from his activities as a lecturer, Joeni is also a researcher and Director of the Center for Legal Pluralism Studies (CLeP) Faculty of Law, Airlangga University. He has also given a public lecture at his alma mater at IISL titled “Islamic Fundamentalism and Legal Reform in a Muslim Majority Country: An Experience from Indonesia and Malaysia.” Joeni is also an active speaker in webinars, such as the Komnas HAM Webinar entitled “Dissemination of Study Results on Ratification of the ILO Convention I89 regarding Decent Work for Domestic Workers.” 

Research Interests

Legal pluralism, indigenous law, philosophy of law, law and multiculturalism, intercultural law


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