Luh Nyoman Ratih Wagiswari Kabinawa


About Ratih

Luh Nyoman Ratih Wagiswari Kabinawa, nickname Ratih is a doctoral student in the Department of Political Science and International Relations, and Asian Studies in the School of Social Sciences at the University of Western Australia and Assistant Professor in the Department of International Relations at the Bina Nusantara (BINUS) University Jakarta. Her main academic interest is in transnational politics and Taiwan’s foreign policy in Southeast Asia. Ratih’s doctoral research project investigates the engagement and interaction between transnational actors and the state in the context of Taiwan’s Southeast Asia foreign policy.

Ratih was the recipient of Taiwan’s Ministry of Education Scholarship (2011-2013) that funded her Master’s degree in the Institute of China and Asia Pacific Studies at the National Sun Yat-sen University Republic of China (Taiwan). Her Master’s thesis entitled Economic and Socio-Cultural Relations between Indonesia and Taiwan: An Indonesian Perspective was published in the Journal of ASEAN Studies (2013). Her PhD is funded by the Australia Awards Scholarship (2019-2023).

During her time in the Department of International Relations at the Bina Nusantara (BINUS) University Jakarta, Ratih also regularly invited as a speaker at the event carried by The Habibie Centre, Jakarta. In 2017 she delivered a talk as an invitation from the Habibie Centre onTaiwan’s New Southbound Policy: Implications for Indonesia and ASEAN and in 2018 her talk was on The Unmasking Sharp Power and Ways to Respond to Authoritarian Influence. She also involved in writing case study project for the Senior Diplomatic Staff at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Indonesia (2016). The case study entitled Negotiating for an Archipelagic State: Indonesia’s Success Story in the UNCLOS.

Research Interests

  • Foreign Policy and International Relations of Taiwan with special focus on transnational politics of Taiwan in the Asia and the Pacific.

Funding Overview

  • (2015-2019) Bina Nusantara University Research Grants (IDR 10,000,000 annually)
  • (2017) European Research Centre for Contemporary Taiwan (ERCCT) Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation (CCKF) Overseas University of Tubingen, Germany (1,250 Euro)
  • (2015) Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation (CCKF) for International Scholarly Exchange: Lecture Series Grant (Team project with Prof.Tirta Mursitama and Rangga Aditya) (12,000 USD)

Teaching Overview

  • Coordinates a number of units include:
  • INTR6002 – Introduction to International Relations (Regular Class)
  • INTR6003 – Modern World History (Regular Class)
  • INTR6008 – Modern Theories of International Relations (Regular and Global Class)
  • INTR6134 – International Organization in International Relations (Regular and Global Class)
  • INTR8040 – Economic Diplomacy of India and China (Regular Class)

Publication Overview


  • Indonesia (native)
  • English
  • Mandarin (basic)


  • Best Teaching Awards in the Department of International Relations at Bina Nusantara (BINUS) University. Academic Year 2016 Even Semester.