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Research interests

Intellectual History of the Contemporary Muslim World; History of Religions (intellectual history of the modern Muslim world; Islam in Southeast Asia); Study of Islam (Contemporary Thought in the Muslim world; Islam in global and transnational contexts); Southeast Asian Studies (European expansion in Southeast Asia; Islamization in Southeast Asia; Religion in Southeast Asia); Study of Religions (Islamic Studies as an academic specialisation, Theory and Method in the Study of Islam); Travel Writing (historical travel accounts on Southeast Asia).<br />

Research interests (short)

History of Islam; Middle Eastern Studies; Southeast Asian Studies

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Occupants of the Third Space: New Muslim Intellectuals and the Study of Islam (Nurcholish Madjid, Hasan Hanafi, Mohammed Arkoun}, SOAS University of London

Award Date: 1 Jan 2009

Master of Arts, Theory and Practice in Islamic Law of Treaties, Radboud University Nijmegen

Award Date: 1 Jan 1987


  • BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc
  • Intellectual History


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