Annisa M. P. Rochadiat
Graduate Research Assistant in Detroit, Michigan
Annisa is a doctoral student in Communication Studies and a Graduate Research Assistant for SMARTLabs at Wayne State University. Her areas of interest lie at the intersection of social communication technologies, identity, culture, and interpersonal communication.
Annisa is particularly intrigued by the role of new media technologies in shaping the formation and perpetuation of contemporary religious identity among individuals who identify as Muslim and reside in predominantly non-Muslim societies. Her recent research includes the Muslim online matchmaking phenomenon, where she examined the lived experience of a group of Muslim American women in utilizing websites and mobile apps for mate selection and courtship.
Prior to enrolling in the PhD program in Fall 2015, Annisa had worked as a reporter for The Jakarta Post. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Southeast Asian Studies (2002) from the National University of Singapore (Singapore), a Master of Arts in International Relations and Diplomacy (2006) from Leiden University (The Netherlands), as well as a Master of Arts degree in Communication Studies (2015) from Wayne State University (USA).
A Jakarta-native transplant in Detroit since 2013, Annisa considers herself an avid globetrotter, gourmand, and polyglot.