Achmad Firas Khudi


Achmad Firas Khudi, or Firas, dreams of being an anthropologist and urban scholar. He is now a master student of social science on development studies at Chiang Mai University with a previous bachelor and master in development economics. His scholarly works are a thesis on “Urban Play and Livelihoods of Akuarium People in Jakarta’s Transformation” and a 2022 forthcoming book chapter on “Planning for Sustainability and Resilience in Ternate: A Situated Knowledge” in Routledge. He joined events with NIU, the University of Pisa, NUS, and the Association for Asian Studies. Twelve Indonesian cities and the Thailand waste are his works. He accomplishes consultancy with Indonesia’s Planning Agency/Bappenas, European Union, and World Bank. Voluntarily, he long served as a youth activist at the Indonesian Muslim Student Association/PII. Research interests are urban anthropology, development, and social theory with expertise in urban marginality, emphasizing marginalized communities and the less developed areas.