Dr IGAK Satrya Wibawa

ACICIS Journalism and Creative Arts & Design Professional Practicum (JPP/CADPP) Academic Program Officer

The JPP/CADPP Academic Program Officer for Summer 2022 is Dr IGAK Satrya Wibawa.

Dr IGAK Satrya Wibawa received his PhD from Curtin University in Western Australia with a dissertation exploring the diverse forms through which Indonesian cinema has portrayed child characters. He is also a lecturer in the Communication Department at the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences at Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya.

He has awarded a grant from Erasmus Mundus program for staff exchange to Warsaw university in Poland. In 2011, the State department of the USA had granted him an academic trip to US film-industry under IVLP (International Visitor Leadership Program).

He is a founder for Independen film Surabaya (infis) and actively engage with arts activities in East Java. He has strong academic and practical connections within visual creative arts community as well as journalism. He was actively involved in Aliansi Jurnalis Indonesia by supporting the research program and is now part of the teaching team for the Digital Public Relations Program through the Government Transformation Academy under the Ministry of Communications and Information.

He is also the head of the Center for Creative Industries at the Graduate School Universitas Airlangga, while establishing a new program in 2022 for magister for human resources development focusing in creative industries. His research interests currently focus on the intersection between trauma-memory studies, digital media, cinema, and the creative-industry. He is a member of the Indonesian film scholars association (KAFEIN). He published a monograph in Indonesian, titled “Anak-anak dalam Layar Garin Nugroho: Dari Eksperimentasi Visual hingga Kritik terhadap Orde Baru” (Children in Garin Nugroho’s Films: A Visual Experiment and Critiques against Indonesia’s New Order Regime). This was  published by the East Java Art Council in 2016.