Tutin Aryanti, Ph.D. is a Lecturer of Architectural History and Theory at the Department of Architectural Education at Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia (Indonesia University of Education), Bandung (Indonesia). She works under the Architectural History, Theory, and Dwelling Culture Research Group. Her research interests revolve around gender and diversity in architecture, ethno-socio aspects in the production of space and architectural design, spatial justice, visual culture, and Islamic feminism.
Dr. Aryanti completed her doctoral degree in Architecture (with minors in Gender and Women’s Studies and Gender Relations in International Development) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2013. Her major area was the architectural history of Islamic architecture in Southeast Asia, with particular emphasis on the 20th-21st century and gender in Islamic religious feminism. Her dissertation, entitled “Breaking the Wall, Preserving the Barrier: Gender, Space, and Power in Contemporary Mosque Architecture in Yogyakarta, Indonesia,” investigates the production of gendered space in the mosques. It specifically asks how sex segregation has been defined among Muslims in Yogyakarta, who holds the authority to form the definition, and how gender segregation is translated into mosque spaces and internalized through societal life.
Dr. Aryanti holds various awards, grants, and fellowships, including Alan K. and Leonardo F. Laing Memorial Fellowship (2010-2011 and Fall 2012), the University of Illinois Graduate College Dissertation Travel Grant (2011), Barbara A. Yates Award (2010), Fulbright Presidential Ph.D. Scholarship (2007-2010), and the University Research for Graduate Education Scholarship Batch IV (World Bank) (1998-2000). Her dissertation won the American Association of University Women (AAUW) International Fellowship and the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities (IPRH) Graduate Student Fellowship in 2011. In 2015, her dissertation was awarded the Best Dissertation in Social Sciences by the International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS). She was also named the 2015 Most Achieving Scholar of Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia.