Nurul joined AKATIGA since 1999 with related research on the issues of micro, small, medium enterprises and the informal economy. Her research pays great attention to gender relations and inequalities in terms of women’s access to resources and livelihoods.
Nurul holds a Master’s degree from the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Social Welfare from the School of Social Welfare, University at Albany, State University of New York.
Her dissertation looks at patterns of women’s employment in Indonesia and the implications for their welfare. Some of his recent publications have been in international journals, such as Progress in Development Studies, Journal of International Social Work, and Journal of Drug Issues.