The Story

Dr Khairudin Aljunied is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore (NUS). He received his BA and MA in History from the National University of Singapore in 2003 and completed his doctorate at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London in 2008. Dr Khairudin has studied and conducted research in countries such as Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, Netherlands and the United Kingdom.

The Specialisation

Dr Khairudin’s specialization is in the field of the Intellectual and Social History of the Malay World, also known as “Muslim Southeast Asia”, with a special focus on themes such as Religious Cosmopolitanism, Social Movements and Malay Diasporas. He is the book series co-editor of the Routledge Series of Islam and Muslims in Southeast Asia and in the advisory book of the Islam in Southeast Asia book series published by Springer. His current book project is on the history of Islam in Malaysia.

Positions Held

Dr Khairudin has held a number of visiting positions. He was an Honorary Research Associate at La Trobe University, Australia in 2012. In 2013, he was a Fulbright Professor at Columbia University. More recently, Dr Khairudin was a Visiting Professor at the University of Brunei (2015). He was appointed as Full Professor and the Malaysia Chair of Islam in Southeast Asia at Georgetown University (2017-2018) and maintains a position as Senior Fellow.

The Works

He has published articles in reputable journals such as Journal of History of Ideas (University of Pennsylvania Press), History of Religions (Chicago University Press), The Public Historian(University of California Press), Indonesia (Cornell University Press), History Workshop Journal (Oxford University Press), Journal of Southeast Asian Studies (Cambridge University Press), Journal of Social History (Oxford University Press), Journal of Historical Sociology (Wiley-Blackwell), Critical Asian Studies (Routledge), and Social History (Routledge), among others.

His book publications include Colonialism Violence and Muslims in Southeast Asia: The Maria Hertogh Controversy and its Aftermath (Routledge, 2009) and Radicals: Resistance and Protest in Colonial Malaya (Northern Illinois University Press, 2015)

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