M.Z. (Zaki) Arrobi MA

PhD Candidate
Cultural Anthropology

Moh Zaki Arrobi is a PhD researcher at the Department of Cultural Anthropology. He is currently working for the ‘Sacralizing Security: Religion, Violence, and Authority in Megacities of the Global South’ (SACRASEC) project and part of a collaborative research team entitled ‘Corona Governance in the Urban Margin’ (C-GUM) within the Sovereignty and Social Contestation (SosCo) research group at the Department of Cultural Anthropology in Utrecht. Zaki graduated with distinction from the Department of Sociology, Essex University, the UK in 2017. Since 2018, he has secured a lecturer position at the Department of Sociology, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

Zaki Arrobi has published articles and books on Islamic movements, religious and cultural authority, and identity politics in Indonesia (see Research Output). His research interest includes political identity, non-state security actors, Islamic movements, and citizenship in Indonesia, Southeast Asia, and beyond.

In the SACRASEC project, Zaki’s research seeks to interrogate the changing landscape of religious and political authority in the urban landscape of Jakarta, Indonesia. His research aims to improve our understanding of the roles of non-state security actors in the production of religious authorities and the provision of security in Jakarta’s urban landscape, Indonesia.