Dr Khairudin Aljunied

Associate Professor of Intellectual and Social History of the Malay World

Curriculum Vitae

Khairudin Aljunied


Address

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, 10 Kent Ridge Crescent, Block AS8,
#06-02, Singapore, 119260, Tel: (65) 6516-6671.
e-mail: aljunied1976@gmail.com; ak1679@georgetown.edu

Degrees Obtained

Ph.D., 2008, School of Oriental and African Studies, London.

M.A., 2004, National University of Singapore.

B.A. Honours (2nd Upper), 2001, National University of Singapore.

Academic Interests

Intellectual History; Religious Cosmopolitanism; Social Movements

Employment

2017-: Professor and Malaysia Chair of Islam in Southeast Asia, Georgetown University.

2013-: Associate Professor (with tenure), National University of Singapore.

2008-2013: Assistant Professor, National University of Singapore.

2004-2008: Full-time Teaching Assistant. National University of Singapore (on study leave from 2005-2008).

2003-2004: General Education Officer. Ministry of Education, Singapore.

2001-2003: Part-time Teaching Assistant. National University of Singapore.

Publications

Books

Hamka and Islam: Cosmopolitan Reform in the Malay World (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2018).

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

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

Singapore in Global History (ICAS Series) (Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2011). [Editor with Derek Heng]

Melayu: The Politics, Poetics and Paradoxes of Malayness (Singapore: Singapore University Press, 2011). [Editor with Maznah Mohamed]

Colonialism, Violence and Muslims in Southeast Asia: The Maria Hertogh Controversy and Its Aftermath (London: Routledge, 2009 [hardback] & 2010 [paperback]).

Reframing Singapore: Memory, Identity and Trans-Regionalism (ICAS Series) (Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2009). [Editor with Derek Heng].

Muslims as Minorities: History and Social Realities of Muslims in Singapore (Bangi: National University of Malaysia Press, 2009) [co-written with Kamaludeen Mohamed Nasir].

Rethinking Raffles: A Study of Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles’ Discourse on Religions amongst Malays (Singapore: Marshall Cavendish Academic, 2005).

Journal Articles

“In Defense of Guided Reason: Hamka and the Reconstruction of Southeast Asian Islam”, History of Religions 57, 1 (2017), 107-128.

“Recasting Gendered Paradigms: An Indonesian Cleric and Muslim Women in the Malay World”, Islam and Muslim-Christian Relations, 27, 2, (2016), pp. 175-193.

“Reorienting Sufism: Hamka and Islamic Mysticism in the Malay World”, Indonesia, 101, 1 (2016), pp. 1-18.

“Political Memoirs as Contrapuntal Narratives: Said Zahari’s Dark Clouds at Dawn, Interventions: Journal of Postcolonial Studies (2016), 18, 4 (2016), pp. 512-525.

“Demarginalizing the Sharia: Muslim Activists and Legal Reforms in Malaysia”, ReOrient: Journal of Critical Muslim Studies, 1, 2 (2016), pp. 127-146.

“Writing Reformist Histories: A Cleric as an Outsider-History Maker”, The Public Historian, 37, 3 (2015), pp. 10-28.

“Coffeeshops in Colonial Singapore: Domains of Contentious Publics”, History Workshop Journal, 78, 1 (2014), pp. 65-85.

“Transcending Orientalism: Syed Muhammad Naquib Al-Attas and the History of Islam in the Malay World”, Tafhim 6, 1, (2014), pp. 1-21.

“Against Multiple Hegemonies: Radical Malay Women in Colonial Malaya”, Journal of Social History (Oxford University Press), 46, 1 (2013), pp. 153-175.

“The Prison and the Anti-colonialist in British Malaya”, Journal of Historical Sociology, 25, 3 (2012), pp. 386-412.

“Mediating and Consuming the Memories of Violence in the Philippines”, Critical Asian Studies, 44, 1 (2012), pp. 227-250. [co-written with Rommel Curaming] “Social Memory and State-Civil Society Relations in the Philippines: Forgetting and Remembering Jabidah ‘Massacre’”, Time and Society, 21, 1 (2012), pp. 89-103 [co-written with Rommel Curaming]

“The Other Muhammadiyah Movement: Singapore, 1958-2008”, Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, 42, 2 (2011), pp. 281-302.

“Micro-history and the Study of Minorities”, Social History. 35, 1 (2011), pp. 22-35.

“A Theory of Colonialism in the Malay World”, Postcolonial Studies, 14, 1 (2011), pp. 7-21.

“Ethnic Resurgence, Minority Communities and State Policies in a Network Society”, Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power, 16, 2 (2010), pp. 304-326.

“Rethinking Riots in Colonial Southeast East Asia”, Southeast Asia Research, 18, 1 (2010), pp. 105–131.

“British Discourses and Malay Identity in Colonial Singapore”, Indonesia and the Malay World, 37, 107 (2009), pp. 1-22.

“The Role of Hadramis in Post-World War Two Singapore – A Reinterpretation”, Immigrants and Minorities, 25, 2 (2007), pp. 163-183.

“Making Sense of an Evolving Identity: A Survey of Studies on Identity and Identity Formation of Malays in Singapore”, Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs (JMMA), 26, 3 (2006), pp. 371-382.

“Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles’ Discourse on the Malay World – A Revisionist Perspective”, Sojourn: Journal of Social Issues in Southeast Asian Studies, 20, 1 (2005), pp. 1-22.

“Estranged from the Ideal Past – Historical Evolution of Madrasahs in Singapore”, Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs (JMMA), 25, 2 (2005), pp. 249-260. [co-written with Dayang Istiaisyah Hussin]

“Films as Social History – P. Ramlee’s ‘Seniman Bujang Lapok’ and Malays in Singapore (1950s-60s)”, Heritage Journal, 2, 1 (2005), pp. 1-21.

“Edward Said and Southeast Asian Islam”, Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies (Special Issue on “The Life and Legacy of Edward Said”), 11, 1-2 (2004), pp. 159-175.
Chapters in Books and Encyclopedia Entries

Chapters and Encyclopedia Entries

“The Uneven Topography of Personal Memory”, in Alistair Thomson et. al, Historical Fragments in Southeast Asia (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013), pp. 83-100. [co-written with Rommel Curaming]

“Introduction to Figures of Singaporean Modernity”, in Erik Harms, Joshua Barker and Johan Lindquist (eds.), The Figures of Southeast Asian Modernity (Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press, 2013), pp. 195-198.

“The Scholar-Musician”, in Erik Harms, Joshua Barker and Johan Lindquist (eds.), The Figures of Southeast Asian Modernity (Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press, 2013), pp. 179-181.

“Muslims and Heritage in George Town”, in Johan Saravanamuttu and Francis Hutchinson (eds.), Catching the Wind: Penang in a Rising Asia (Singapore: ISEAS, 2013), pp. 55-67.

“Tools of conflict, levers of cohesion: Culture and religion in Muslim Southeast Asia”, Sven Schottman and Joseph Camilleri (eds.), Culture and Religion and Conflict in Muslim Southeast Asia (London: Routledge, 2012), pp. 179-191.

“Theorising Colonialism in the Malay World”, Zawawi Ibrahim (ed.), Social Science and Knowledge in a Globalizing World (Petaling Jaya: PSSM, 2012), pp. 201-218.

“Islamic Education – Singapore”, in John Esposito, Oxford Islamic Studies Online, http://www.oxfordislamicstudies.com/ (2012).

“The Languages of Security in Malaysia”, in Matthew Hill and Sheryn Lee (eds.), The Languages of Security in the Asia-Pacific http://asiapacific.anu.edu.au/blogs/languagesofsecurity/category/languages/malaysian/ (2011).

“Globalising the History of Singapore”, in Derek Heng and Syed Muhd Khairudin Aljunied (eds.), Global Connections: Singapore in World History (ICAS Series) (Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2011), pp. 11-26. [co-written with Derek Heng]

“Melayu: Politics, Poetics and Paradoxes”, in Maznah Mohamed and Syed Muhd Khairudin Aljunied (eds.), Melayu: The Politics and Paradoxes of Ethnicity (Singapore: Singapore University Press, 2011), pp. ix-xxii. [co-written with Maznah Mohamad]

“Malay Identity in Postcolonial Singapore”, in Maznah Mohamed and Syed Muhd Khairudin Aljunied (eds.), Melayu: The Politics and Paradoxes of Ethnicity (Singapore: Singapore University Press, 2011), pp. 145-167.

“A Century of Hope, Experiment and Change”, in Aileen Lau (ed.), Malay Heritage in Singapore (Singapore: Malay Heritage Foundation, 2011), pp. 40-56. [co-written with Timothy P. Barnard]

“Temasek, Singapura and Singapore: From Ancient to Colonial Port”, in Aileen Lau (ed.), Malay Heritage in Singapore (Singapore: Malay Heritage Foundation, 2011), pp. 20-31. [co-written with Timothy P. Barnard]

“Perils and Prospects of Researching the Maria Hertogh Controversy in Singapore”, in Loh Kah Seng and Liew Kai Khiun (eds.), The Makers and Keepers of Singapore History (Singapore: Singapore Heritage Society, 2010), pp. 139-146.

“Hadhramis within Malay Activism: The Role of Al-Saqqaf (s) in Post-War Singapore”, in Ahmed Ibrahim Abushouk and Hassan Ahmed Ibrahim (eds.), The Hadhrami Diaspora in Southeast Asia: Identity Maintenance or Assimilation? (Leiden: Brill, 2009), pp. 225-244.

“Introduction”, in Derek Heng and Syed Muhd Khairudin Aljunied (eds.), Reframing Singapore: Memory, Identity and Trans-Regionalism (ICAS Series) (Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2009), pp. 11-20. [co-written with (with Derek Heng]

“Beyond the Rhetoric of Communalism”, in Derek Heng and Syed Muhd Khairudin Aljunied (eds.), Reframing Singapore: Memory, Identity and Trans-Regionalism (ICAS Series) (Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2009), pp. 69-88.

“Arabs in Singapore” and “Abdullah Bin Abdul Kadir (Munshi Abdullah)”, in Timothy Auger, Jimmy Yap, Ng Wei Chian (eds.), Singapore: The Encyclopedia (Editions Didier Millet: Singapore, 2006).

Book Reviews/Review Essays

Book Review of Kah Seng, Loh et. al., The University Socialist Club and the Contest for Malaya: Tangled Strands of Modernity (Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2012), in Asian Studies Review, 39, 1 (2015), pp. 171-172.

Review Essay of Iik Arin Mansurnoor Southeast Asia. Living Islamically in the periphery: Muslim discourse, institution, and intellectual tradition in Southeast Asia (Banten: UIN Jakarta Press, 2011) and Yamamoto Hiroyuki, Anthony Milner, Kawashima Midori and Arai Kazuhiro (eds.) Southeast Asia. Bangsa and umma: Development of people-grouping concepts in Islamized Southeast Asia (Kyoto: Kyoto University Press, 2011), in Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, 45, 2 (2014), pp. 283-286.

Book Review of Andrew N. Weintraub (ed.) Islam and Popular Culture in Indonesia and Malaysia (London: Routledge, 2011), in Asian Journal of Social Science 40, 1 (2012), pp. 257-259.

Book Review of Julian C.H. Lee, Islamization and Activism in Malaysia (Singapore: ISEAS, 2010), in Asian Affairs 42, 3 (2011), 523-536.

Book Review of Kamaludeen Mohamed Nasir, Pereira, Alexius and Turner, Bryan, Muslims in Singapore (London: Routledge, 2009), in Asian Journal of Political Science, 18, 2 (2010), pp. 224-226.

Review Essay, “On the Revival and Commitment to Malay Studies: A Review of Leonard Andaya, Leaves of the Same Tree and Anthony Milner, The Malays”, in Journal of the Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society, 82, 2 (2009), pp. 201-205.

Book Review of Eng Seng Ho, The Graves of Tarim (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2005), in Journal of Islamic Studies, 20, 2 (2009), pp. 270-271.

Book Review of Nicholas Tarling, Nationalism in Southeast Asia (New York: Routledge, 2004), in Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, 38, 3 (2007), pp 585 – 587.

Book Review of Joel Kahn, Other Malays: Nationalism and Cosmopolitalism in the Modern Malay World (Singapore: Singapore University Press, 2006), in Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, 38, 2 (2007), pp 396 – 398.

Book Review of Yoginder Sikand, Bastion of Believers: Madrasas and Islamic Education in Indian (New Delhi: Penguin Books, 2005), in Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 27, 1 (2007), pp. 106-108.

Book Review of Peter Borschberg (ed.), Iberians in the Singapore-Melaka Area (16th to 18th Century) (Harrassowitz Verlag: Germany, 2004), in Bijdragen tot de Taal-, Land-, en Volkenkunde, 161, 2 (2005), pp. 350-351.

Book Review of Abu Talib Ahmad and Tan Liok Ee (eds.), New Terrains in Southeast Asian History (Singapore University Press: Singapore, 2003), in Journal of Southeast Asian Studies (2005), 36, 1, pp 153 – 154.

Book Review of Alijah Gordon (ed.), The Propagation of Islam in the Indonesian-Malay Archipelago (Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian Sociological Research Institute (MSRI), 2001), in Asian Journal of Social Science, 31, 3, pp. 590-592.

Grants and Scholarship

2012-2016: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Top 20% Researchers – $5000 annually with a grant total of $20,000.

2016: FASS Book Grant (National University of Singapore) – $3,000.

2015: Humanities and Social Sciences Seed Funding (National University of Singapore) – $27,000.

2014: Religion Cluster Workshop Grant (National University of Singapore) – $7,000.

2013: FASS Book Grant (National University of Singapore) – $3,000.

2013: Fulbright Visiting Scholars’ Grant – $15,000.

2011: Director for Humanities and Social Sciences Workshop Grant (National University of Singapore) – $10,000

2011: Lee Foundation Conference Grant – $10,000.

2010: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) Conference Grant – $8,000.

2010: Lee Foundation Workshop Grant – $2,000.

2010: Think City (Khazanah Nasional, Malaysia) Research Grant- $8,800.

2009: Staff Research Support Scheme (National University of Singapore) – $5,640

2009: Majlis Ugama Islam Singapore (MUIS) Workshop Grant – $2,000.

2009: Research Grant (Academic Event), Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore – $15,080.

2005-2008: Overseas Postgraduate Scholarship (National University of Singapore) – $202,000.

2005: Majlis Ugama Islam Singapore (MUIS) Postgraduate Studies Grant – $5,000.

2005: Tan Kah Kee Foundation Postgraduate Grant – $10,000.

2001-2003: Postgraduate Research Scholarship (National University of Singapore) – $50,000.

Courses Taught

EU1101E – Making of Modern Europe (Teaching Assistant)
MS1102E: Tradition, Conflict and Change in the Malay World.
SSA2211: The Evolution of Global City-States.
MS2205: Islam and Contemporary Southeast Asian Society.
MS 2210: Malay Culture and Society.
MS 2215: Southeast Asian Historiography.
MS 3218: Religious and Social Life in Southeast Asia.
MS 3215: Modernity in Malaysia.
MS 4202: Nineteenth Century Transitions in Southeast Asia.
MS 4660: Popular Culture in Singapore (ISM)
MS 5660: History and Society in Malaysian Historical Novels (ISM)

Professional Service

Editorial

2015-Present: Routledge Studies of Islam and Muslims in Southeast Asia.

2014-Present: Umran: International Journal of Islamic and Civilizational Studies (Published by Universiti Teknologi Malaysia).

2012-Present: HSSE Online (Published by National Institute of Education (NIE), Singapore).

Honours

Awarded the “Fulbright Visiting Scholars’ Grant”, based at the Institute of Religion, Culture and Public Life, Columbia University, September – December, 2013.

Awarded “FASS Teaching Excellence Award”, 2010/2011 (for faculty members who have displayed a high level of commitment and innovation in their teaching for the year under review).

Awarded Prize for Essay on “Films and Malay History”, Anugerah Persuratan, 2005.

Awarded Wong Lin Ken Medal for Best History Thesis, 2001.