E-Mail: leonard_epafras at staff dot ukdw dot ac dot id
Bachelor: Immanuel Christian University, Yogyakarta
Master: Duta Wacana Christian University, Yogyakarta
Doctor: Inter-Religious Studies/ICRS, UGM Graduate School, Yogyakarta
2021: “Contextual Jews: The Emergence of New Jewish Identity in Post-Reformation Indonesia,” in Rotem Kowner (ed.), Jewish Communities in Modern Asia: Cultural Contacts in Historical and Comparative Perspectives (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press) (forthcoming).
2021: “Penengah Informasi sebagai Keramahan Media Sosial” [Information Arbiter as a form of hospitality in the social media], with Hendrikus Paulus Kaunang, Bersaksi.id.
2020: “Graduate Teaching in Indonesia as a means of Interreligious Engagement,” with Alan Brill, in The Journal of Interreligious Studies vol. 31, iss. 31, pp. 4-20.
2020: “Mengaktivasi Allah” [Activating God] in Mencari Kehadiran Allah: Sebuah Refleksi di Tengah Pandemi (ed.) (Yogyakarta: Teras Gereja), pp. ii-xii.
2020: "Mencari Kehadiran Allah: Sebuah Refleksi di Tengah Pandemi" (ed.) [In Search of God: A Theological Reflection in the Pandemic] (Yogyakarta: Teras Gereja).
2020: “pandemi tak kunjung padam: corona, kon’ora dan keramahan organic” in [Corona vs. KonOra: Refleksi Teologi Keramahan dalam Konteks Pandemi, (ed.) (Yogyakarta: Alaf).
2020: Corona vs. KonOra: Refleksi Teologi Keramahan dalam Konteks Pandemi, (ed.) (Yogyakarta: Alaf).
2020: “Jewish Minority in North Sulawesi: An Inquiry on Social Acceptance,” with Sekar Ayu Aryani, in International Journal of Advanced Science and Technology, vol. 29, no. 4, pp. 2488-2501.
2020: “Vimâna's gravity-defying airship: Non-places, aeromobility and environmental concern in Baladeva Comics,” in I Ketut Ardhana, Dicky Sofjan, and Made Adi Widyatmika (eds.), Community, Ecology, and Religion: Interdisciplinary and civic engagement towards sustainable living (Denpasar: UNHI Press), pp. 280-284.
2019: “Agama and Mayantara” [Religion and the Internet], Edi Junaedi (ed.), Modul Pengayaan Wacana Keagamaan dan Keberagaman bagi Penyuluh Agama (Jakarta: Puslitbang Bimas Agama dan Layanan Keagamaan), pp. 61-79. Link: https://www.academia.edu/42202713/Leonard_C_Epafras _Agama_and_Mayantara_Modul_Kemenag
2019: “An Inverted Quest: Cosmopolitanism and Religion in Baladeva Comics,” in Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion, Volume 30, ed. Ralph W. Hood, London and Boston: Brill, pp. 130-151. Link: https://brill.com/view/book/edcoll/9789004416987/BP000 018.xml 2019: “Religious Blasphemy and Monitory Society,” in Kawistara, vol. 9, no. 2: pp. 220-230. Link: https://jurnal.ugm.ac.id/kawistara/article/view/41169
2018: “Indonesian religion as a hybrid media space,” with John Postill (RMIT University), Asiascape: Digital Asia, vol. 5 no. 1: pp. 100-123. Link: https://brill.com/view/journals/dias/5/1-2/articlep100_100.xml?language=en
2018: “Beyond Signal and Noise: Academics goes Hoax and Hoaxtivism,” Kawistara, vol. 8 no. 3: 213-309. Link: https://jurnal.ugm.ac.id/kawistara/article/view/34646
2017: “Ibn Khaldūn and the Jews: On the Idea of Religious Emancipation,” Empirisma: Jurnal Pemikiran dan Kebudayaan Islam, vol. 26, no. 2: 117-136. Link: https://jurnal.iainkediri.ac.id/index.php/empirisma/article/ view/686
2017: “Tweeting Religion in Indonesia: When Political Arenas Go Viral.” with John Postill (RMIT University), in “Piety, Celebrity, Sociality: A Forum on Islam and Social Media in Southeast Asia,” Carla Jones and Martin Slama, eds., American Ethnologist (virtual issue), November 08. Link: https://americanethnologist.org/features/collections/pietycelebrity-sociality/tweeting-religion-in-indonesia
2017: “Judeo-Arabic as a Frontier of Interaction between the Jews and Muslims,” Insaniyat, vol. 1, no. 2: pp. 87-97. Link: http://journal.uinjkt.ac.id/index.php/insaniyat/article/view/ 5472 Interfaith Dialogues in Indonesia and Beyond: Ten Years of ICRS Studies (2007–2017), (editor). Globethics Publishing, Geneva, Switzerland. Link: https://www.amazon.com/Interfaith-Dialogues-IndonesiaBeyond-Globethics-net/dp/2889311848.
2016: “Religious e-Xpression among the Youths in the Indonesian Cyberspace,” Jurnal Ilmu Komunikasi, vol. 13, no. 1: pp. 216-234. Link: https://ojs.uajy.ac.id/index.php/jik/article/view/596
2016: “Judeo-Arabic: Cultural Symbiosis of the Jews in the Islamicate Context,” Insaniyat: Journal of Islam and Humanities, vol. 1, no. 1: pp. 1-13. Link: http://journal.uinjkt.ac.id/index.php/insaniyat/article/view/ 4401
2015: “Discourse of Interfaith Conflict Prevention and the Indonesian Interfaith Weather Station,” in the Proceeding of the 7th International Graduate Students and Scholars Conference in Indonesia, pp. 216-234. Yogyakarta, Indonesia: Universitas Gadjah Mada Graduate School. Link: https://www.academia.edu/17943813/Discourse_of_Interfaith_Conflict_Prevention_and_the_Indonesian_Interfaith_W eather_Station
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