Yayah Khisbiyah is associate professor of Psychology at Universitas Muhammadiyah Surakarta, and Founding-Director of the Study Center for Culture and Social Change. She engages in Board of Directors of the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies, Muhammadiyah Central Board’s Bureau of International Relation and Cooperation, and International Network for Peace Psychologists. Previously she served as a Senior Expert at Presidential Working Unit for Pancasila, and Program Director of Center for Dialogue and Cooperation Among Civilisations. She received Fulbright for her Master at the University of Massachusetts, and UNESCO scholarships for conflict and peace studies at European Peace University-Austria and Uppsala University-Sweden. Ms. Khisbiyah is a peacebuilder specialist with over 20 years of experience—with communities, governments (e.g. France, NZAid, DFAT Australia, SIDA, USAid), regional bodies (EU, ASEAN), UN agencies (ILO, UNICEF, WHO), inter/national NGOs (e.g., Ford Foundation, Religions for Peace, KAICIID), and various academic institutions. Her work has engaged her in peacebuilding contexts across many countries in Asia, North and Latin America, Europe, Africa and the Pacific. She is committed to integrating her scholarship and activism in three main fields: psychology of peace, religions for just peace, and ecological holistic wellbeing.


Universitas Muhammadiyah Surakarta, Indonesia