Dr. Ratnawati, S.U
Ratnawati received her undergraduate degree at from the Government Science Programme, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, UGM, in 1981, and her master’s degree in politics from the Post-Graduate School of UGM in 1987. Presently, she is completing her doctorate studies at UGM. Her research interests and expertise include public policy, gender studies, and social research methods. Aside from teaching, Ratnawati has been active in the community advocacy and services in Yogyakarta, including capacity building and increasing women’s electoral participation; the latter is intended to welcome the implementation of simultaneous elections. In 2016, she was actively involved in educating the rural people of Kulon Progo about making educated electoral choices. She has also participated in various short training programs and non-degree courses, such as the Transformative Politics course provided by the University of Oslo, Norway (2010), and the Nationalism, Democracy, and Citizenship course offered by the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka (2009).