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Professor Dr Khairudin Aljunied is the Professor of Southeast Asian Islamic and Intellectual History  at Sultan Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Centre for Islamic Studies, Universiti Brunei Darussalam.


• BA (Honours in History) – National University of Singapore
MA (History) – National University of Singapore
PhD (History) – School of Oriental and African Studies, United Kingdom


Khairudin Aljunied (PhD SOAS, London) is Professor of Southeast Asian Islamic and Intellectual History at University of Brunei Darussalam and Senior Fellow (previously Malaysia Chair of Islam in Southeast Asia) at the Alwaleed Centre for Muslim-Christian Understanding, Georgetown University. A recognized specialist in the study of Islam in Southeast Asia, he is the author and editor of thirteen books and more than thirty internationally refereed articles. Among his publications are Colonialism Violence and Muslims in Southeast Asia (Routledge, 2009); Radicals: Resistance and Protest in Colonial Malaya (Northern Illinois University Press, 2016), Muslim Cosmopolitanism: Southeast Asian Islam in Comparative Perspective (Edinburgh University Press, 2017), Hamka and Islam: Cosmopolitan Reform in the Malay World (Cornell University Press, 2018),  Islam in Malaysia: An Entwined History (Oxford University Press, 2019), and Shapers of Islam in Southeast Asia (New York: Oxford University Press, 2022). He is currently writing his new book entitled Sufism in Southeast Asia: A Biography (London: Oneworld Publications).

Research Area(s)

• Islam in Southeast Asia
• Intellectual History
• Social History