Hi! I’m Annisa

I’m a Lecturer in Cultural Studies at the School of Culture and Communication, University of Melbourne, Australia.

Before moving to Melbourne, I was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Cultural Research Centre, Department of Communications and New Media, National University of Singapore from 2018 to 2019.

I received my Ph.D. from National University of Singapore in 2018. Before finishing my doctoral degree, I was a Visiting Student Researcher in University of California Berkeley in 2016. My M.A. and B.A. were from Universitas Indonesia.

My research is broadly concerned with youth, new media, and political subjectivity in Southeast Asia.

I am currently working on my book project, tentatively titled Not Quite Political: Young Muslim Women and Politics of Visibility. The book traces an emerging feminine and pious political subjectivity in Indonesia, reconfigured and represented by young Muslim women’s groups.

Most recent publications

Beta, A. R. (2020, Feb 4). Di mana perempuan muda (di) Indonesia?The Conversation Indonesia.

Beta, A. R. (2019). Commerce, piety and politics: Indonesian young Muslim women’s groups as religious influencers. New Media & Society.

Yue, A., Nekmat, E., & Beta, A.R. (2019). Digital Literacy Through Digital Citizenship: Online Civic Participation and Public Opinion Evaluation of Youth Minorities in Southeast Asia. Media and Communication, 7(2), 100-114.

Yue, A., Nekmat, E., Beta, A. R., Kwok, Y.C. (2019). 2019. “亚洲青年的数字公民权——从数字行动到数字素养,” (“Youth Digital Citizenship in Asia: From Activism to Literacy”) trans. Hao Yuman, 《热风学术网刊》 no. 14 , September: 20-32. https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/yuAaVgL9739WOJ60N_ARqw

Beta, A. R. (2019). Young Muslim Women as Digital Citizens in Indonesia – Advocating Conservative Religious Outlook. ISEAS Perspective, (2019/39).

Beta, A. R. (2019, May 21). Forget Indonesia’s loud male Islamists. Instagram’s female Muslim influencers do politics disguised as a selfie. South China Morning Post.