Afifur Rochman Sya’rani is an intern researcher at Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict (IPAC) Jakarta and focuses his research on Islamist movements in Indonesia. He is also teaching at Faculty Ushuluddin and Islamic Thought, UIN Sunan Kalijaga, Yogyakarta. After finishing his bachelor degree in Qur’anic studies at UIN Sunan Kalijaga in 2016, he obtained his MA degree in religious studies at Center for Religious and Cross-cultural Studies (CRCS), Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta in 2019.