Abdul Rohman

SCD Abdul Rohman

Abdul joined RMIT Vietnam in 2018 after engaging in teaching and learning activities Indonesia, Singapore, and US. His teaching and research interests revolve around ICT and social change in SEA. 

PhD, School of Communication and Information, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Professional Communication Foundation
  •  New Media New Asia, Mass Media in Asia.
  • Contemporary PR Research.
  • New media and social change.
  • Information science.
  • Everyday interactions in South East Asia, primarily Indonesia and Vietnam.
  • Rohman, A., Pitaloka, D. (2020). Friction and reconciliation strategies: why are social movements continued? Social Movement Studies. Forthcoming.
  • Rohman, A. (2020). From information sharing to exchanging worldviews: Information grounds in a post-conflict zone. Journal of Documentation. Forthcoming.
  • Rohman, A. Ang, PH, (2019). Truth not fear: Countering false information in a conflict. International Journal of Communication. (13), 4586–4601 
  • Rohman, A., (2019). Persistent participation and connection: New media use in post-peace movement Ambon, Indonesia. New Media & Society (Online first)
  • Duester, E., Teague, M., Rohman, A. (2020). Digitizing the creative industries in Hanoi: Harnessing digital communication tools for collections accessibility, preservation and international connection. 
  • Rohman, A. (2019). Counteracting false information in everyday life: Cases from Viet Nam and Indonesia. 
  • Rohman, A. (2018). Continuity and change in social movements. Nanyang Technological University.
  • Rohman, A. (2014). ICT use and peace promotion in Indonesia. Berghoff Foundation, Germany.
  • Rahayu, N.S., Rohman, A., Dewi, M. (2014). Technology and political education for female early voters in Yogyakarta. TIFA Foundation-Open Society Indonesia.
Open to research supervision.
  • Book prize award winner. College of Humanity and Social Sciences. Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. 2018.
  • Nanyang research scholarship. Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. 2018.
  • Fellow. Sydney Southeast Asia Research Centre, University of Sydney, Australia. 2018.
  • Fellow. United State Agency for International Development (USAID). 2011
  • Fellow. Centre for Intercultural Education and Initiative, Florida State University. 2012.


I have worked for several local and networked radio stations in Indonesia as reporter, broadcaster, assistant program director, and marketing public relations officer. I was a broadcaster on an internet-community radio station for Indonesian diaspora in Tallahassee, Florida. I was community organizer, facilitator, and researcher in non-for-profit organizations focusing on consumer rights, gender equality, and child education in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.