Didin recently completed his dissertation at McGill University, entitled “In search of citizenship education model for a multireligious Indonesia: Case studies of two public schools in South Jakarta”. Didin earned his BA in Arabic language education (State Islamic University [UIN] Jakarta), and his MA in Islamic Studies at McGill University. His research interests focus on education for democracy and justice in diverse societies, Islamic education and citizenship, interreligious education, teacher education and excellence and equity in higher education. Didin is presently a lecturer at the Faculty of Education at The State Islamic University (UIN), Jakarta, and a research associate at the Center for the Study of Islam and Society (PPIM) UIN Jakarta. Some of Didin’s previous research positions include working with the Ministry of Religious Affairs (MORA) and Asian Development on improving quality basic education (1998-2000); Director of University Quality Assurance, UIN Jakarta (2004-2006); and, as a consultant on teacher education and quality assessment of Muslim community schools in AUSAID (2007 & 2008).
TYLE-University of Leiden Research Fellowship, Leiden-Netherland (2010).
Islamic-European Intercultural Dialogue on education, in Germany (2006).
Fellowship on intercultural studies, CIDA-McGill- UIN Jakarta, in Montreal, Canada (2005).
“Isu-isu Pendidikan Civic di Pesantren” (Civic education Issues in Muslim community schools), PPIM UIN Jakarta, 2010
With Baedowi, “Madrasah dan ujian nasional” (Islamic school and national exam), Media Indonesia, 2008
Thesis M.A. The principles of Ibn Taymiyya’s Qurʾanic interpretation
Thesis Ph.D. In search of a citizenship education model for a democratic multireligious Indonesia: Case studies of two public senior high schools in Jakarta