Professor of the Practice
Dr. Syed Muhd Khairudin Aljunied joins Georgetown from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the 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.”
Dr. Khairudin’s specialization is in the areas of the Intellectual History, Religious Cosmopolitanism and Social Movements. He is currently the book series editor of the Routledge Series of Islam and Muslims in Southeast Asia. His current research include forthcoming monograph on the reformist thought of an Indonesian scholar, Hamka (Haji Abdul Malik bin Abdul Karim Amrullah), Malay migrants in Australia as well as on Muslim intellectual responses to secularism.
Areas of Expertise: Intellectual History, Religious Cosmopolitanism, Social Movements, Muslim Diasporas
- Ph.D. (2008) School of Oriental and African Studies, London
- M.A. (2004) National University of Singapore, History
- B.A. (2001) National University of Singapore, History