Andy is a researcher and writer currently based in Leiden, The Netherlands. His interests include urban studies, popular culture (literature and sport) and Islamic thought. His PhD thesis (2010, University of Tasmania) was on the writings of Seno Gumira Ajidarma. His first book, Sastra dan Politik: Membaca Karya-Karya Seno Gumira Ajidarma was published by Insist Press in Yogyakarta in 2011. He has held post-doctoral and research positions at KITLV (Leiden), IIAS (Leiden) and the University of Macau (China) and Kunci Cultural Studies Center (Yogyakarta). He is currently an affiliated fellow at KITLV.