Aditya Alta is a researcher at the Institute for Economic and Social Research, Universitas Indonesia (LPEM FEB UI). Employing interpretive approaches, he studies the subjective and often contested meanings in policy and development issues.

Daya Sudrajat is a research and policy consultant in inclusive education issues. Currently, she is affiliated with Pusat Studi Pendidikan dan Kebijakan, Jakarta and focuses her research on higher education management areas. Daya has a strong interest in knowledge production in marginalised communities and this led her to write a thesis about art as alternative development practices in North Lombok, Indonesia.