About Dr Khairudin Aljunied

Dr Khairudin AljuniedDr 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.

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.”

Muslim CosmopolitanismHis 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.

Hamka and IslamDr Khairudin has completed another monograph on the reformist thought of an Indonesian scholar, Hamka (Haji Abdul Malik bin Abdul Karim Amrullah. Entitled “Hamka and Islam: Cosmopolitan Reform in the Malay World“, the book which will be published by Cornell University Press in fall 2018.

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 is currently appointed as a Visiting Full Professor and the Malaysia Chair of Islam in Southeast Asia at Georgetown University (2017-2018).

He has published articles in reputable journals such as History of Religions (Chicago University Press) The Public Historian (University of California Press), Indonesia (Cornell Southeast Asian Program Publications), 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.

Dr Khairudin specialization is in the field of the Intellectual History, with a special focus on themes such as Religious Cosmopolitanism, Social Movements and Muslim Diasporas. He is the book series co-editor of the Routledge Series of Islam and Muslims in Southeast Asia. His current book project is on the history of Islam in Malaysia.