Fitri Ayunisa

Junior Researcher
About 

Fitri obtained her bachelor’s degree in social anthropology from Universitas Indonesia.

Fitri is a qualitative researcher at SMERU. She specializes in women and gender development. She is currently involved in a project on multidimensional child poverty aimed at advocating for more inclusive policies for Indonesian children. During her involvement in the research, she assists in research preparation, qualitative data collection, and preparation of research reports and other publications. 

Before joining SMERU, Fitri was a qualitative research assistant at Lembaga Demografi, Faculty of Economics and Business, Universitas Indonesia. In addition, she assisted some research projects carried out by the Ministry of Education and Culture (now Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology), Asian Development Bank, and so on. 

In 2016, Fitri and her team won a social science research competition named Student Creativity Program-Social Sciences and Humanities Research (PKM-P Sosial Humaniora), held by  Universitas Indonesia’s Student Science Olympiad (OIM UI). In 2018, she got an opportunity to take part in an exchange program organized by Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO) at Hitotsubashi University in Japan. During the program, she was inspired to write her undergraduate thesis titled ‘Inside the Gay Homosociality: Skrip Seksual dan Dominasi Maskulinitas dalam Ruang Lingkup Pertemanan Antarsesama Gay’ (Inside the Gay Homosociality: Sexual Script and Masculine Domination in Gay Friendships), which was also published in Jurnal Antropologi Indonesia (JAI) in 2021. 

Expertise 
Ethnography, women, queer, community engagement, QDA Miner
Education 
Universitas Indonesia – S.Sos., social anthropology

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