The Team

We are a small team with a wide range of skills and experience. Here’s a brief bio of all of us.

David Dalsky, Ph.D.

Institute for Liberal Arts and Sciences, Kyoto University, Kyoto – Japan

David Dalsky (Ph.D., Social Psychology) is an associate professor and a founding member of the International Academic Research and Resource Center for Language Education (i-ARRC) at Kyoto University, where he has been on the faculty since 2007. He has published over 40 book chapters and research papers internationally in cross-(cultural) psychology and applied linguistics. He is a Fellow of the International Academy for Intercultural Research. David loves music and has recently realized his dream of spinning 7-inch vinyl records as a DJ.


YB. Cahya Widiyanto, Ph.D.

Faculty of Psychology, Sanata Dharma University, Yogyakarta – Indonesia

Cahya is a lecturer at the Faculty of Psychology, Sanata Dharma University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. He is also a mentor and researcher at Hari Pangan Sedunia (HPS) NGO in Yogyakarta. Cahya received his doctorate from the Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies, Kyoto University in 2015 (Ph.D. in Human and Environmental Studies). Cahya had experience in community research, community development, and ethnography. He has published papers regarding farmers’ community development, intergroup relations, ethnography, and has also authored several books and book chapters.


N. Trisna Aryanata, M.A.

Psychology Study Program of Bali International University, Bali – Indonesia;
Intercultural Word Sensei ‘s webmaster

Arya is a lecturer at the Department of Psychology of Bali International University, Indonesia. He studied Social Psychology for his master’s degree and is interested in human behaviours within cultural contexts and interculturally. Arya is also a reviewer for several psychology journals in Indonesia and an editor of Jurnal Ilmu Perilaku (published by Andalas University, Indonesia). Arya loves exploring new advancements in communication technology, space exploration, and especially the many, many single-origin coffees from Indonesia and other parts of the world.

Albertus Harimukti, M.Hum

Faculty of Psychology, Sanata Dharma University, Yogyakarta – Indonesia

Albert is a lecturer at the Faculty of Psychology at Universitas Sanata Dharma, Indonesia. He is interested in the interdisciplinary studies, focusing on the intersection between psychology, history, anthropology, sociology, and cultural studies.


Jueyun Su, M.A.

Kyoto University, Kyoto – Japan

Jueyun Su is currently a doctoral candidate in the Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies, Kyoto University. Her research interests are pragmatics, intercultural communication and language education.


Luluk Dewi Handayani, B.A.

Faculty of Psychology, Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta – Indonesia

Luluk Dewi Handayani graduated with a B.A. in psychology from the University of Sanata Dharma. She is interested in social psychology and is currently pursuing her MA in psychology at Gadjah Mada University. She is also a freelance translator for clients whose interests are related to social and cultural topics.