Aulia Hadi

Research title: Football as Citizen Media? A Communication Perspective on the Variation of Digital Urban Football Fandom in the Post-New Order Indonesia

Research Summary

The aims of this research is to comprehend the role of mediatization for social world construction among Indonesian football fans, particularly Persatuan Sepakbola Indonesia Bandung (PERSIB). While preceding studies on football fans heavily emphasize on mediated sport (e.g. audiences’ motivation and gratification to access mediated sport; political-economy power of sport and media institutions) and Europe-centric (e.g. Premier League; UEFA), this research proposes the idea of mediatization to shift from mediated communication to media transformation in contemporary culture and society. Furthermore, this study explores football fans’ experiences from ‘peripheral football’ point of view. Therefore, this study predominantly focuses on the ways football fans from underdeveloped football culture context integrate their media use and experience to create their social world, particularly to express their football fandom (as communality) and to articulate their role as citizen (regarding citizenship).


R. Tirtosudarmo and A. Hadi. (2019). “Jakarta, on the brink of being a divided city? Ethnicity, media and social transformation” The Routledge Handbook of the Governance of Migration and Diversity in Cities, edited by Tiziana Caponio, Peter Scholten, Ricard Zapata Barrero. London: Routledge.

Hadi, A. (2018). Bridging Indonesia Digital Divide: Rural-Urban Linkages? Jurnal Ilmu Sosial dan Ilmu Politik, 22 (1), 17-33.

Hadi, A. (2015). Cyber-urban space connections on the rise of labour activism: A case study of Indonesian Metal Workers’s Federation. Jurnal Masyarakat dan Budaya, 17 (3), 317-330.

Hadi, A. (2013). The rising of IT profession among Indonesian migrants in the Netherlands: A new identity construction? Jurnal Masyarakat dan Budaya, 15 (2), 363-380.

Hadi, A. (2013). Interactive Communication for Bonding and Bridging Communities: Experiences of Indonesian Migrants in the Netherlands (Master thesis).


PhD Scholarship, Indonesia Endowment Fund for Education (LPDP), Ministry of Finance, Republic of Indonesia


  • The 25th IPSA World Congress of Political Science entitled “Borders and Margins”, International Political Science Association (IPSA), Brisbane (Australia), 2018 (Presenter)

  • International Seminar on Social and Political Sciences (ISSOCP) entitled “Trust Building in Digital Revolution”, Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM), Indonesia, 2017 (Presenter)

  • International Conference entitled “Conceptualizing Cyber-Urban Connections in Asia and the Middle East”, Asia Research Institute-National University of Singapore (ARI-NUS), 2014 (Presenter)

Additional Information


Research Centre for Society and Culture, Indonesian Institute of Sciences