Sonia Fatmarani

Sonia Fatmarani

Archaeology student at Gadjah Mada University, freelance writer, and a stamp collector

Work History

Work History
Nov 2013 - Feb 2014

Team Leader of Bumi Sumbawa Expedition


Bumi Sumbawa was an expedition held by KAPALASASTRA UGM, which took place at Sumbawa Island. The team acted on the field was including Movie-maker Team, Research Team, Community Service Team, Documentation Team, and Support Team. The activities including research on social sciences, movie-making, photography, and education on children.

Dec 2012 - Dec 2013

Managing Editor of Literature

Student Press BALAIRUNG of Gadjah Mada University

Managing all literature work for student press BALAIRUNG;s products within period time, especially in languange and grammar.

Jul 2012 - Nov 2013

Head of Caving Division


Managed all caving's activities in organization within period time.

Sep 2013 - Oct 2013

Student intern

Archaeological Excavation at Tidore Island, Northern Moluccas

It was a settlement type of archaeological excavation.

Nov 2011 - Dec 2012


Student Press BALAIRUNG of Gadjah Mada University

Editing literature works for student press BALAIRUNG products.

Mar 2012 - Mar 2012

Student intern

Archaeological Excavation with Sangiran Insititute at Semedo, Central Java

It was a prehistoric excavation. I was learning about how to be an archaeologist.

Nov 2011 - Dec 2011


GATRA Magazine
Sep 2010 - Nov 2011

Writer and Reporter

Student Press BALAIRUNG of Gadjah Mada University

Working on issues at Gadjah Mada University's environment. Wrote and reported it to academicas at the university.


Aug 2010 - Present

Archaeology Department of Social Science Faculty

Gadjah Mada University

I'm on my final year on Gadjah Mada University, working on my thesis right now.

Jul 2007 - Jun 2010

Senior High School

SMA Negeri 2 Tangerang
Jul 2004 - Jun 2007

Junior High School

SMP Negeri 4 Tangerang

What i've been writing so far...

• “Media Rakyat dan Regulasi Setengah Hati”, with Ibnu Hajjar on BALAIRUNG Magazine edition 47/XXVII/Desember 2012.

The article was in Bahasa Indonesia, talking about the social media, especially the one that focused on local citizen's interest. This kind of media was on marginal section in Indonesia, and has many problems especially in regulation.

"Social Cost di Lingkaran Transportasi Yogyakarta”, with M. Luthfi Ardiyanto dan Yolanda Fajar on Journal of BPPM Balairung UGM edition 49/ TAHUN XXVIII/ 2013

This article was on the BALAIRUNG"s Journal  titled "Transportasi dalam Arus Industrialisasi (Narasi Atas Cacat Modernisasi)". It explained about how the traffiic of transportation in Yogyakarta results in social cost, which is burdened the Yogyakarta's people for the problems brought by the strangers in their city. The article highlighted Yogyakarta's status as the student and tourism city, both of them only bring more and more newcomer into the city. The article was in Bahasa Indonesia.


"All The Things Come After The Great Trade" on research article report of tidore excavation 2014.

The article was in bilingual, English and Bahasa Indonesia. It comes as a featured article of excavation reports on Tidore Island. It explained about how the great trading activities from the 13th century affected the life and many more thing in this island.

• “Terbentuknya Desa”, with Yayum Kumai on JENDELA KAPALASASTRA UGM, November 2014.

The article was on Bahasa Indonesia, explained about how the villages on Sumbawa Island formed themselves. Especially the villages on the foot of Mount Tambora, which is largely destructed after the mount exploded at 1815.