Syed Muhammad Khairudin Aljunied

khairudin.aljunied@ubd.edu.bn

Professor, Academy of Brunei Studies



                         

Having completed my Bachelors and Masters degrees at the National University of Singapore, I went on to do my PhD in history at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London. In late 2013, I was a Fulbright Visiting Professor at Columbia University, New York. From 2017 to 2018, I was appointed as Professor and Malaysia Chair of Islam in Southeast Asia, Georgetown University, USA. My primary area of specialization is in the social and intellectual history of Islam in Southeast Asia. To date, I have published seven books touching on the themes of orientalism and colonialism, and more recently, on cosmopolitanism and reformism in Islam. I am currently working on a book that examines the long history of Sufism in Southeast Asia.

I welcome postgraduate students who are interested to work on any topics relating to the history of Islam in Southeast Asia, with a view of comparing the experiences of communities here with other groups in Asian and non-Asian societies.

EDUCATION

Ph.D School of Oriental and African Studies, London.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Islam in Southeast Asia, Social History, Intellectual History

FUTURE PROJECTS

Sufism in Southeast Asia: A Biography


Applications Invited
37

Scopus Publications

719

Google Scholar Citations

15

Google Scholar h-index

24

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Scopus Publications

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

1. Shapers of Islam in Southeast Asia (New York: Oxford University Press, 2022).

2. (editor) Routledge Handbook of Islam in Southeast Asia (London: Routledge, 2022)

3. Islam in Malaysia: An Entwined History (New York: Oxford University Press, 2019).

4. Hamka and Islam: Cosmopolitan Reform in Southeast Asia (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2018).

5. Muslim Cosmopolitanism: Southeast Asian Islam in Comparative Perspective (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2017).

TOP PUBLICATIONS

1. Shapers of Islam in Southeast Asia (New York: Oxford University Press, 2022).

2. Islam in Malaysia: An Entwined History (New York: Oxford University Press, 2019).

3. Hamka and Islam: Cosmopolitan Reform in Southeast Asia (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2018).

4. Muslim Cosmopolitanism: Southeast Asian Islam in Comparative Perspective (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2017).

5. Radicals: Resistance and Protest in Colonial Malaya (Dekalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 2015).