Hening Wikan is a Junior Qualitative Researcher at SMERU Research Institute. Her main research interests include poverty, gender, and political economy.
Prior to joining SMERU, Wikan worked as junior researcher for Research Centre for Politics and Government , Universitas Gadjah Mada. She was involved in a study on women’s collective action and the Village Law in Indonesia, a research collaboration between Universitas Gadjah Mada and University of Melbourne.
In 2010, Wikan became the youngest medalist in Indonesian Science Project Olympiad for her research on waste management. She also completed her undergraduate study as The Best Graduate of Department of Politics and Government.