Syahril Siddik is a researcher at Leiden University, The Netherlands. He was born in North Sumatera, in 1984. He obtained his bachelor degree in English Language and Literature at State lslamic University Malang in 2008. He continued his study to master degree in lslamic Studies with the scholarship from Leiden University, The Netherlands and graduated in 2011. He become lecturer assistant at Linguistics Department of Leiden University during his study in 2010. After he returned to lndonesia, he taught in lnternational Class Programs at State lslamic University Malang from 2011 to 2013. He then returned to The Netherlands to continue his study to doctoral program with the scholarship from LPDP of lndonesian Ministry of Finance and graduated in 2021. His research interests are lslam and media, Islam and human rights in lndonesia ond Southeast Asia.