A/P Khairudin Aljunied becomes Malaysia Chair of Islam in Southeast Asia at Georgetown University

A/P Khairudin Aljunied (Malay Studies Dept), has become Malaysia Chair of Islam in Southeast Asia at the Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding.

Dr. Khairudin Aljunied completed his doctorate at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London in 2008. He has studied and conducted research in countries such as Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, Netherlands and the United Kingdom. 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) which Choice magazine describes as “an incredibly useful resource for scholars working on Southeast Asia, and Malaysia in particular.” His most recent book, Muslim Cosmopolitanism: Southeast Asian Islam in Comparative Perspective (Edinburgh University Press, 2017), investigates the complex ways by which cosmopolitan ideals have been creatively employed and carefully adapted by Muslim individuals, societies and institutions in Southeast Asia to bring about the necessary contexts for mutual tolerance and shared respect between and within different groups, particularly between religious groups in society. Dr Khairudin has completed another monograph on the reformist thought of an Indonesian scholar, Hamka (Haji Abdul Malik bin Abdul Karim Amrullah), which will be published by Cornell University Press in fall 2018.

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