Reputable Alumni

Nuran Wibisono, Writer

He has written for Rolling Stone Indonesia, The Jakarta Post, and Since 2016, he has joined news site as a writer, and later editor. He writes mostly about music, culinary, and travel, while occasionally writing sports features. In 2018, he received a scholarship for Journalist Training Program organised by Baltic Film, Media, Arts and Communication School of Tallin University and Estonia Development Coorporation. Published a thesis on the Potential of Music Tourism as a New Tourism Alternative in Indonesia (2016), Nice Boys Don’t Write Rock N Roll (2017), and a translation anthology Cum On Feel the Noize (2018). In 2019, he received a scholarship from the National Book Committee and the Ministry of Education and Culture for a two-month residency in London. Her culinary book, Selama Masih Ada Sambal, Hidup Akan Baik-Baik Saja was released in 2021.

1. Alone Longway From Home (2009)
2.Potensi Pariwisata Musik Sebagai Alternatif Pariwisata Baru di Indonesia: Contoh Kasus Java Jazz (2016).
3. Nice Boys Don’t Write Rock N Roll (2017)
4. Cum On Feel the Noize (2018)
5. Selama ada Sambal, Hidup Akan Baik-Baik Saja (2021)

Samudra, Writer

Mochammad Sulthon Samudra Rizky Zulkarnaen is a writer for selected novel he published during his most productive year of study in English Department such as

Trimadon: War of Three Races
CV Pustaka Mediaguru -2019
ISBN 978-623-217-166-4

Presage Flowers/Safir’s Sorrow
CV Pustaka Mediaguru-2020
ISBN 978-623-248-895-3

Penyair Lautan dan Penyair Daratan
Kwikku – 2021

Iwan Munandar, Translator

Translation education PhD – Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Experience Years of experience: 26. Registered at Mar 2013. Became a member: May 2013.
Credentials Indonesian to English (Institute of Translation and Interpreting)
English to Indonesian (Institute of Translation and Interpreting)
Software Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop, memoQ, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office Pro, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, Trados Studio, Wordfast
CV/Resume CV available upon request
Events and training
Professional practices Iwan Munandar PhD, MITI endorses’s Professional Guidelines.
Professional objectives
  • Meet new translation company clients
  • Meet new end/direct clients
  • Work for non-profits or pro-bono clients
  • Screen new clients (risk management)
  • Network with other language professionals
  • Get help with terminology and resources
  • Learn more about translation / improve my skills
  • Learn more about the business side of freelancing
  • Stay up to date on what is happening in the language industry
  • Other – Get international clients

Wisasongko, Translator


At the Higher Education Institution (to be accredited) since: 1988
Level of Employment (part-time or full- time): Full-time

Teaching Focus:





Academic Writing, Speaking, Listening, Semantics and Pragmatics, Aesthetics and Arts, English for Civil Engineering, English for Computer Sciences.
Certified Translator by Indonesian Translator Association

Activities in the Areas:


–               Further Education


–               Research

–               Consultancy

Masters in TESOL (Teaching English for Speakers of Other Languages)
–      Languages and cultures
–      Linguistics, languages, cultures, writing and other language skills
How are personal research activities reflected in teaching activities?

–            The publications based on research findings in linguistics and cultures are applied in the teachings of the language and cultures.


–            The results of field observations function as data to produce essay writing class.

–            In the class of Semantics and Pragmatics, students obtain the data from direct observation in the society and the data are used in the project of Semantics and Pragmatics.


Agung Sedayu, Journalist

Agung’s work entitled “Tipu Muslihat Calo(n) Abdi Negara” published in Tempo magazine was chosen for successfully investigating the brokering practices behind the selection of honorary civil servant candidates for class 2 or K2. “This is thanks to the hard and compact work of the investigation team and the editor of Tempo magazine,” Agung said, responding to the award he received.

The award was directly handed over by the committee to Tempo Building in Palmerah, Jakarta, Tuesday, January 26, 2016.



Rohmatin Bonasir, Journalist

She has been with BBC Broadcast Indonesia since 1999. Previously, she was a reporter for Denpasar Bureau of Bisnis Indonesia. Since joining the BBC, she has covered two changes of government in Jakarta, namely the 1999 General Election and the Special Session in 2000. In Malaysia, she was assigned to produce a series of programs on the achievements of Dr Mahathir Mohamad, the fourth Prime Minister of Malaysia. Outside of politics, Rohmatin often produces series on humanitarian issues, including portraits of refugees in Indonesia and human trafficking.

1988-1992: English Literature, Faculty of Letters, Jember University fastest graduate with highest GPA.
1994-1996: Journalism Studies, University of Wales, Cardiff, UK.

1997-1999      : Bisnis Indonesia Journalist 
1999-present: journalist/producer BBC World Service, London, UK

Yusri Fajar was born in Banyuwangi, East Java. He completed his undergraduate degree at the Faculty of Literature, University of Jember and his master’s degree in literature at the University of Bayreuth, Bayern, Germany (2008-2010). In 2007, he attended a Short Course at Leeds University UK and in 2016 a visiting scholar program in Contemporary American Literature at the University of Louisville Kentucky USA (2016). He is currently pursuing his doctoral degree in the Sociology Study Program at Brawijaya University. Since 2003 Yusri has been a permanent lecturer at the Faculty of Cultural Sciences, Universitas Brawijaya. His writings are published in various newspapers and magazines such as Horison, Kompas, The Jakarta Post, Basis Magazine, Media Indonesia, and Jawa Pos.
Book Works
1. Surat dari Praha (Short Story Collection, February, 2012)
2. To Those of You for Whom the Snow Waits (A Collection of Poems, March, 2017)
3. Literature that crosses borders and identities (A collection of essays, April, 2017)
4. Guest of Seoul City (Novel, December 2019)
5. The Path of Literary Criticism: Applications of Postcolonial Theory to Ecocriticism (2020)

1. 3rd winner of the Literary Criticism Competition of the Jakarta Arts Council 2022 with a manuscript entitled “Chairil Anwar ignored Nature?”
2. First Winner of the HISKI Bali Literary Criticism Competition and the Bali Provincial Language Center in 2020 with a manuscript entitled “Wisata “Wisata Bersama Amba: Traces of Political Prisoners, Natural and Cultural Potential of Buru Island”
3. Recipient of the Sutasoma Award from the East Java Language Center, 2017: Best Book of Essays/Literary Criticism with a book entitled “Literature that Crosses Borders and Identities”.
4. 2nd winner of the Literary Criticism Competition, Anugerah Sastra dan Seni UGM 2017 with a manuscript entitled “Lapindo Mud Tragedy”: Human Suffering and Natural Damage in the Poems of Tanggulendut by F Azis Manna”.
5. 2nd winner of the Literary Essay Competition “Jassin Transmission” held by BASIS Magazine and Bilik Literasi Solo, 2017 with an essay entitled “Food, Social Relations and Identity: Enjoying Poems in Alfian Dippahatang’s Magic Kitchen”.
6. Winner of the “Jassin Transmission” Literary Essay Competition held by BASIS Magazine and Bilik Literasi Solo, 2017 with an essay entitled “Indonesia in the Eyes of the Dutch in the Colonial Era: Uncovering History in Iksaka Banu’s Kumcer All for the Indies”.
7. His short story “Kota tanpa Bunga” was selected as the best short story in the 2014 MPU DKI Jakarta Writers’ Meeting.


Imron wakhid Harits, PhD is an Associate Professor in Children Literature and English Education, he is also the Director of International Office UTM. His publication link and his email address:,

For his education, he graduated from Departement of English Literature, University of Jember, Indonesia (Bachelor), Master of Language and Literature Education, State Surabaya University, Indonesia (Master), Institute on Education and Social Studies, Palacky University Olomouc, Czech Republic (PhD). He also joined with some non – degree courses such as Institute on Contemporary American Literature, University of Louisville, Kentucky, USA (non – degree), Research Fellow, Xi Hua University, Chengdu, P.R. China (non – degree),Erasmus plus mobility, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia (non – degree)

Then, about his Academic Activities are as follows,

  1. Board Member e- Pedagogium Journal, Faculty of Education, Palacky University Olomouc, Czech Republic

  2. Reviewer Journal Parafrase Universitas 17 Agustus Surabaya, Indonesia

  3. Chief Editor Jurnal Prosodi, Universitas Trunojoyo Madura, Indonesia

  4. Reviewer Journal of Language Circle, Universitas Negeri Semarang (UNNES), Indonesia

  5. Reviewer Journal HSSR (Humanities and Social Science Reviews)

  6. Reviewer Jurnal Leksika, Universitas Muhammadiyah Purwokerto

  7. Reviewer Asian Journal for Current Research, (2017)

  8. Revewer di Unik Kediri

  9. Keynote Speaker at PhD conference 2017 at Palacky University Olomouc, Czech republic

  10. Keynote Speaker Forum Language and Literature Universitas Negeri Surabaya (Unesa), 2018 Indonesia

  11. Keynote Speaker seminar Sastra Anak dan Remaja, Universitas 17 Agustus Surabaya 2018

  12. Keynote Speaker Seminar Nasional Bahasa dan Sastra, UTM, 2018

  13. Keynote Speaker Seminar Young Adult Literature, Universitas 17 Agustus Surabaya,


  14. Keynote speaker children Literature seminar, Kahaniya, India, 2020

  15. Pembicara pada phD conference di Czech 2020

  16. Pembicara pada Symposium sastra anak di University Ljubljana Slovenia

  17. Keynote speaker Pachyderm India 2021

  18. Keynote speaker seminar nasional HISKI 2021