Nava Nuraniyah is an analyst at the Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict (IPAC). Prior to joining IPAC, she worked as terrorism analyst at the Centre of Excellence for National Security (CENS), a research unit of the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
She holds a Master of Arts in International Relations, with Honours, and a Master of Diplomacy from the Australian National University (ANU). She obtained a BA in International Relations from Muhammadiyah University Yogyakarta.
Nava was also trained in Arabic and Islamic studies at various pesantrens (traditional Islamic boarding schools) in Java. Her research is focused on the role of women in violent extremism, extremist use of social media, Salafi political mobilisation and Sunni-Shi’a relations in Southeast Asia.