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Doctor/Ph.D. member- Dr. Wisnu Adihartono

Dr. Wisnu Adihartono is a sociologist and independent researcher,

Doctor in Sociology from Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) Marseille – France.

He is very interested in Sociology of Gender, Gay and Lesbian Studies, Sociology of Migration, and Sociology of the Family. His interest in gay studies, made him write some articles about homosexuality in Indonesia published in Huffington Post (France edition, in french language), La Gazette de Bali (in french language), The Jakarta Post, Amsterdam Social Science’s website, and many Indonesian media’s onlines.

His PhD research examines the migration and family relationships of Indonesian gays in Paris. Why are the reasons for moving to Paris and after their stay in Paris, whether they are still in contact with their nuclear family in Indonesia or in the most extreme cases, they are no longer in touch with their families. He did his seminar about his PhD works for Indonesia Study Group (ISG), Asia Research Institute (ARI), National University of Singapore (NUS).

He produced a Working Paper published by City University of Hong Kong as he was there as a Short-Term Visiting Researcher as well as giving a public seminar.

He has received scholarships from the French and the Indonesian governments, and research funds from the Ford Foundation Indonesia. He graduated from École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), France in 2015.

Wisnu Adihartono / Instituto de diplomacia publica

Ph.D in Sociology from École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), France


Master degree of European studies (Faculty of Postgraduate Studies, University of Indonesia)


Bachelor degree of Political science (Faculty of Social and Political Science, University of Indonesia), 1998-2003

Diplome 3 of Chinese literature (Faculty of Humanities, University of Indonesia), 1994-1997



Areas of Functional Expertise

Gender studies in particular on gay studies, sociology of migration, sociology of the family, everyday lifestyle, qualitative research, Southeast Asian studies


Books/book chapters

Le cas des gays Indonésiens à Paris

*(ISBN: *978-9975-153-21-8, Generis Publishing)

Reksodirdjo, Wisnu Adihartono. 2015. "Representasi Sosial Hukuman Mati", in Lucia Ratih Kusumadewi and Gracia Asriningsih (Eds.), Menolak Hukuman Mati: Perspektif Intelektual Muda, Yogyakarta: Kanisius. ISBN: 978-979-21-4462-8

Adihartono, Wisnu. 2020. Migration et soutien familial, le cas des gays Indonésiens à Paris, Generis Publishing. ISBN: 978-9975-153-21-8

Academic Publications

Adihartono, Wisnu and Ellisiah Uy Jocson. 2020. "A Comparative Analysis of the Status of Homosexual Men in Indonesia and the Philippines", in Journal of Southeast Asian Human Rights, Volume 4, Issue 1, June 2020, p. 271-305

Adihartono, Wisnu. 2020. "The Role of Islam in Indonesia in Viewing the Infection of HIV/AIDS (The Preliminary Studies)", in Taiwan Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, Volume 14, No. 2, p. 181-210

Adihartono, Wisnu. 2020. "Adaptasi Sosial Gay Muslim Indonesia terhadap Agama dan Keluarga", in Jurnal Masyarakat dan Budaya, Volume 22, No. 1, p. 103-114

Adihartono, Wisnu. 2018. "The Vulnerability of Minority: Migration of Indonesian Gays to Paris, France", in Working Paper Series, No. 1, International Indonesia Forum,

Adihartono, Wisnu. 2015. "Homosexuality in Indonesia: Banality, Prohibition and Migration (The Case of Indonesian Gays)", in International Journal of Indonesian Studies, Volume I, issue 2, Autumn, p. 18-32

Adihartono, Wisnu. 2014. "Migration and Family Relationships: The Case of "Gay Indonesia" in Paris", in Working Paper Series, No. 157, Southeast Asia Research Centre (SEARC), College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, City University of Hong Kong (CityU), p. 1-16

Book Reviews

L. Ayu Saraswati. 2013. Seeing Beauty, Sensing Race in Transnational Indonesia, Honolulu, University of Hawai'i Press. ISBN: 978-0-8428-3736-5. Published in

Matteo Carlo Alcano. 2016. Masculine Identities and Male Sex Work Between East Java and Bali: An Ethnography of Youth, Palgrave MacMillan. ISBN: 978-1-137-54145-1. Published in

Elaine Jeffrey with Haiqing Yu. 2015. Sex in China, Polity Press: Cambridge. ISBN: 978-0-7456-5613-7. Published in

Imran, Aijaz. 2018. Islam: A Contemporary Philosophical Investigation, Routledge: London and New York. ISBN: 978-1-138-91022-5. Published in

Febe Armanios and Bogas Ergene. 2018. Halal Food, A History, Oxford England: Oxford University Press. ISBN: 978-0-19-026905-0. Published in

Febe Armanios and Bogas Ergene. 2018. Halal Versus Haram: Sejarah Makanan Halal (translated into Bahasa Indonesia by Wisnu Adihartono), Oxford England: Oxford University Press. ISBN: 977-0-19-026905-0. Published in


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