Ezmieralda Melissa, Ph.D.

Ezmieralda Melissa, Ph.D. joined the Department of Communication, Binus University in August 2022 as Associate Lecturer Specialist. Since 2008, she has been lecturing various Communication subjects, mainly in Strategic Communication and Media streams, in two Indonesian universities: President University and Swiss German University. Dr. Melissa’s research interests are strategic communication in public communication and the roles of information communication technologies in the empowerment of women and minority groups. In 2019, she obtained her doctoral dissertation from The University of Western Australia on political communication of the 2017 Jakarta’s gubernatorial election. Dr. Melissa is passionate about languages. Apart from teaching, she is a professional translator and interpreter for English and French. In her spare time, she enjoys hand lettering and spending times with her two sons.
  • Melissa, E. (2019) Media in Contemporary Indonesian Politics: The Representation of Basuki Tjahaja Purnama in Three Indonesian Newspapers. ICA Regional Conference 2019. Nusa Dua, Bali, 16 – 18 October.
  • Melissa, E. (2016) Political Outsider in Post-Suharto Indonesia: A Case Study of Basuki Tjahaja Purnama. Australian Asian Studies Association Biennial Conference. Canberra, Australian National University, 5 – ­7 July.
  • Melissa, E., Hamidati, A., Saraswati, M. S., and Flor, A. G. (2013) Investigating the Potentials of Social Media to Support Women Entrepreneurship in Indonesian Urban Areas. International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development 2013. Cape Town, The University of Cape Town, 7 – 10 December. Melissa, E., Hamidati, A., Saraswati, M. S., and Flor, A. G. (2013) Women Empowerment through ICT – How Social Media Support Women Entrepreneurship in Indonesian Urban Areas. The 22nd Asian Media Information Communication Centre
  • Melissa, E., Hamidati, A., Saraswati, M. S., and Flor, A. G. (2013) ‘The internet and Indonesian women entrepreneurs: examining the impact of social media on women empowerment’ pp.203-222 in A. Chib, J. May and R. Barrantes (Eds.) The Impact of Information Society Research in the Global South. Singapore: Springer.
  • Melissa, E. (2013) ‘Representasi warga Tionghoa dan ke-cinaan dalam media kontemporer Indonesia’. Jurnal Komunikasi Indonesia, 2(1).
  • Melissa, E., Hamidati, A., and Saraswati, M. S. (2013) ‘Social media empowerment: how social media help to boost women entrepreneurship in Indonesian urban areas’. The Iafor Journal of Media, Communication & Film, 1(1), pp.77-90.
  • Melissa, E. (2012) ‘Dikotomi regulasi internet di Indonesia pasca reformasi’ pp. 225-240 in W. M. Adipura and M. Sulhan (Eds.) Media Baru: Studi Teoritis dan Telaah dari Perspektif Politik dan Sosiokultural. Yogyakarta: FISIPOL UGM.
  • Research fellow at the Advanced Centre for Sustainable Socio-Economic and Technological Development, University Technology Sarawak, Malaysia (2021 – present)
  • Project Manager for a research conducted by Prof. Mark Levy, Department of Telecommunication, Information Studies, and Media, Michigan State University entitled “The Economic and Social Impact of a Mobile Phone App on Women who Own Micro and Small Businesses in Nigeria and Indonesia” (2012-2013)