Farsijana teaches in the Master of Management in Social Entrepreneurship program at Duta Wacana Christian University in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, where she also works with the Center for Development and Social Transformation in the Faculty of Business.
She is the founder and director of the House of Authentic Sense (HAS), a communitybased cooperative comprised of village entrepreneurs from throughout the province of Yogyakarta. In the late 1990s, Farsijana and her husband, Bernie built a home called Pondok Tali Rasa in an all-Muslim neighborhood that serves as a center for community outreach and hospitality. Their house has also served as a center for the Indonesian Women’s Coalition (KPI), which empowers women and serves the victims of natural disasters.
In 2005, Farsijana received her Ph.D. in anthropology and Indonesian studies from Nijmegen University in the Netherlands. Farsijana also holds a Master of Arts in religion and society from Satya Wacana Christian University (UKSW) in Salatiga, Indonesia, and a bachelor’s degree in theology from the Theological Seminary, Jakarta (STT Jakarta).