Fadhilah is a PhD student at the Department of Government. Her PhD project critiques the conceptualisations and theorisation of democratic consolidation from a feminist lens. In her first year, she worked on re-interpreting the processes of democratisation and democratic institutionalisation using a feminist poststructuralist reformulation of discursive institutionalism. Her study is funded by the ESRC through the South East Network for Social Sciences.
Fadhilah is particularly interested in the ways that political knowledge and orientations, especially those related to democracy, are constructed through gendered perceptions, experiences and narratives. She obtained her Bachelor's degree in political science from Universitas Indonesia in August 2020 and has worked in various research roles before beginning her doctoral study. She occasionally writes, and her analysis of Indonesian politics has appeared in the Australian Journal of Human Rights as well as platforms such as The Diplomat, New Mandala, East Asia Forum, and Policy Forum.