Syukri joined SMERU in 2009 as a qualitative researcher. He has extensive experience in researching as well as leading research on the areas of poverty and marginality issues, village politics, social policy, livelihood analysis, and social development.
Syukri is also the lead consultant for developing sustainable rural livelihood program at the National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas). He is currently a Ph.D. in sociology and anthropology at the University of Western Australia.
Prior to joining SMERU, Syukri worked as a junior researcher at the Center for Asia Pacific Studies at Universitas Gadjah Mada, and as a lecturer at Paramadina and Al Azhar Universities. He also has the experience of working as an editor and translator for a variety of publications.