Previously she completed her LL.M. at Nagoya University (2015), and her Ph.D. at the Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV) and the Van Vollenhoven Institute (2020). In her doctoral thesis, she studied child marriage practice in Indonesia, and identified the reasons and assumptions behind the gap between international human rights law and local reality. During this project, she received grants from the Toyota Foundation, Asian Modernities and Traditions (Leiden University), and Canadian Embassy in Jakarta, to organize workshops concerning the topic.
Next to her studies, she worked on several development projects in Jakarta (Indonesia), Cebu (the Philippines) and Yangon (Myanmar). She also invests in dissemination of academic knowledge by initiating discussions outside academia, cooperating with journalists, CSOs, and non-academic audiences.
‘A blind spot in international human rights framework: a space between tradition and modernity within the child marriage discourse‘, The International Journal of Human Rights, 2019.
‘Pluralistic legal system, pluralistic human rights?: teenage pregnancy, child marriage and legal institutions in Bali’, The Journal of Legal Pluralism and Unofficial Law 51-3, 2019.
(With Mies Grijns, Sulistyowati Irianto and Pinky Saptandari), Marrying young in Indonesia: Voices, laws and practices, 359 pp. Yayasan Pustaka Obor Indonesia, 2018.
‘Child marriage, not all alike’, Inside Indonesia 138. 2018.
(With Mies Grijns) ‘Child marriage in a village in West Java (Indonesia): Compromises between legal obligations and religious concerns’, Asian Journal of Law and Society 1-14. 2018.
Family law in Asia 60-64, Family law in Indonesia 1-5, authored by Euis Nurlaelawati, translated by Hiroko Ito and Hoko Horii. Journal series in Japanese. 2018.
‘Pluralisme dans la pratique juridique: Etude de cas légaux sur le mariage des mineurs à Java’, Ouest NU Ideas 5-1. Nagoya University Writing Center, 2018.