Kamaludeen Mohamed Nasir
Professor and Malaysia Chair of Islam in Southeast Asia
Kamaludeen Mohamed Nasir is a Visiting Professor and the Malaysia Chair of Islam in Southeast Asia. He is the author/co-author of seven books which include Muslims as Minorities (National University of Malaysia Press, 2009), Muslims in Singapore (Routledge, 2010), The Future of Singapore (Routledge, 2014), Digital Culture and Religion in Asia (Routledge, 2016), Globalized Muslim Youth in the Asia Pacific (Palgrave MacMillan, 2016), Representing Islam: Hip-Hop of the September 11 Generation (Indiana University Press, 2020) and The Primordial Modernity of Malay Nationality (Routledge, 2022).
His writings reflect an enduring interest in the sociology of religion from the vantage point of comparative sociology, and his last few books examine the intersections of popular culture, piety and state management. Kamaludeen uses his studies on Muslims as entry points to explore larger social processes and examine the social realities of Muslims living in diverse environments. This appointment at Georgetown University is his third stint in the US. In 2013, he was Visiting Assistant Professor at New York University and The Graduate Center (City University of New York). In 2018, he was a Fulbright Visiting Associate Professor at the University of California Los Angeles.
Kamaludeen received his BA and Masters in Sociology from the National University of Singapore. He was conferred a PhD in Sociology from Western Sydney University in 2011, where he was subsequently named the inaugural Western Sydney University International Alumni of the Year for outstanding contributions to the field. He won the Nanyang Research Award in 2017 at Nanyang Technological University Singapore, where he has been over the last decade, for being one of the three best young professors university-wide. His articles have appeared in various journals such as the Journal of Sociology, Journal of Historical Sociology, Deviant Behavior, International Sociology, Journal of Poverty, and Citizenship Studies.