Karina Utami Dewi is lecturer and at the Department of International Relations, Universitas Islam Indonesia. Her areas of expertise include conflict resolution and peace studies, with focus in Southeast Asia region. She obtained her Master of Arts degree from Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta in 2013 and her first degree in Political Science at the same university in 2011. She has received numerous awards and recognitions over time such as JENESYS Special Graduate Program to Tokyo, Japan, in 2012, where she earned a grant to develop research about Human Security of Japan, as well as a scholarship for 1 semester exchange program to Singapore called TF-NUS Leadership Enrichment and Regional Networking Award, in 2009.