Research Cluster

Departemen Sosiologi FISIP UI

1. Rural Ecological Society

Rural Ecological Society are built based on the prescription regarding ecological society that being measured from the relationship between ecological conservation and economic needs of the local community, regional, or national. It is important to have a balanced between population and the availability of carrying capacity on earth. Based on the assumption of Exemptionalism, it needs to be examined further through developing societal service, education and research. With its goal for rural sustainable farming.

Prof. Dr. Robert Markus Zaka Lawang


2. Economy, Organization, and Society

The main interest of this cluster is Compatibility [institutional coupling] and Disharmony [institutional decoupling] between social embeddedness and economic activity. Position taking in Economic Sociology field comprise economic capital, social capital, cultural capital, and symbolic capital. The logic practice of this cluster include sociological division of labor, knowledge producing process, and publication at an internationally accredited journal. With its goals to promoting theory building, methodology, and research in economy sociology and sociology of organization in Indonesian society context; Increase research quality through annual seminars in economy sociology and sociology of organization in Indonesian society context; Building partnership network with academician and practitioners.

Subcluster :
– Dynamics of Organization Transformation
– State and Business Network Transformation
– Organization Network Non-Economy

Prof. Dr. der. Soz. Rochman Achwan, MDS


3. Relation Between Society and Extractive Industry

The relationship between the dynamics of society with extractive industries, namely how to develop and build a relationship of mutual support between the two [society and extractive industries]. This study include: social baseline studies; conflict analysis and conflict resolution; mapping and analysis of the relationships among and with stakeholders, Corporate Social Responsibility and Community Development, social impact analysis, policy studies and strategy. The main purpose of this cluster work is for the development of academic namely theories, concepts, models, methods, indicators, and parameters, and practical or public in the form of analysis, recommendations, design planning (planning, can be relation or CSR or other), guidelines / similar practical completeness in the mining industry corporation practices. Academically, this cluster is expected to enrich new elective courses or refine the substance of elective courses that are available to suit the interests of students, both S1, S2 and S3. In this connection not only teaching staff can be involved, but undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students and other relevant alumni and stakeholders can join, of course, with proportional involvement.

Prof. Dr. Dody Prayogo, MPSt.


4. Urban Social Development Toward Inclusive Society

Social Development must be considered as the basis of root of every sector’s development, such as economic, religion, education, health, etc. So, it must be directed to improve the quality of the basic elements of social life, i.e. the structural, cultural, and processual aspects. With its goal to achieve an inclusive society in which all members of society get the fundamental rights and materials to enable them to participate in all aspects of socio-cultural life in urban context.

Prof. Dr. Paulus Wirutomo, M.Sc.


5. Sustainable Economic Management of Natural Resources and Extractive Industry

This cluster focus is a comparison between the industrialization strategy of oil and gas (LNG) and linkages with upstream and downstream industries, the process of decentralization, and social exclusion, in Aceh, East Kalimantan, West Papua, and West Sulawesi Comparison between the industrialization strategy of the oil and gas sector (LNG) and linkages with upstream-downstream industry in Indonesia, Vietnam, and the Philippines Develop alternative development models for the management of natural resources-based Sustainable triangular relations between communities, countries, and markets. With its goals to develop scientific research and publishing in particular with the focus of Sustainable Natural Resources and Extractive Industries Management both national and international; Undertake the updating of teaching materials, especially Sociology of Economic Change, Public Dynamics and Environmental Change, and Social Exclusion (Existing Lecture); Developing relevant community service programs.

Dra. Francisia Saveria Sika Ery Seda, M.A., Ph.D.


6. Social Inclusion and Transformation

Having focused on social transformation and justice with four subthemes. Research conducted by research clusters, workshops, seminars, and publications.



– Social inclusion and policy
– Social stratification and mobility
– Democracy and social representation
– Military and society

Prof. Dr. Iwan Gardono Sudjatmiko


7. Education and Social Transformation

Restores the significance of education in society so that it can become the driving force of social transformation; namely a cultural change at the individual, groups and networks in the wider society. Some focus topics to be raised is the liberalization of education, inequalities in education, multiculturalism in education (including the issue of intolerance), education in public spaces, violence in education, education and democracy, the development of education in the era of media and cultural literacy. With its goal to produce and publish knowledge that helpful for world education improvement in order to create social transformation in Indonesian society.

Prof. Kamanto Sunarto, S.H., Ph.D.


8. Family, Gender, and Social Transformation

This cluster focused not only on the family dynamics and various related factors, but also try to develop indicator of family resilience (including family wellbeing) as sociologist contribution to family development policies, in particular, and social development in general. With its goals to conduct meta-research on various sociological studies on family in Indonesia over the last 5 years; utilize / develop basic data about the family and analyze it; developing family resilience indicators; publish the results of the study in the form of semi-scientific articles (newspapers, etc.), scientific articles (national / international journals / conferences), books, modules and policy papers; undertake community service related to the issue of family resilience.


– Family and Diversity
– Family and Health
– Family and Sexuality

Dr. Ida Ruwaida, M.Si.


9. Cultural Transformation and New Media

Focuses on the idea of a network society. In this context, the new media become an infrastructure, the main devices that work and contribute to the ongoing cultural transformation. The process of change that took place to bring a variety of positive impacts to individuals, groups and communities. Sociologists are expected to develop a process of cultural transformation that can encourage the development of an inclusive society. With its goals to carry out cultural transformation taking place in the context of society network and through various devices from the network community including new media; Conducting research related to the process of social transformation, including social identity and consumerism, by concentrating on the young as strategic groups within the context of the network society; Develop index and typology of various related issues (consumerism, radicalism and ideas of inclusiveness), to develop an inclusive cultural transformation model; Develop a variety of community service activities specifically on youth groups to build awareness and become initiators within building an inclusive society.


– New Media and Network Society
– Youth and Social Movement
– Consumerism and Reproduction of Culture

Dra. Lugina Setyawati, M.A., Ph.D.