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Scholarly Publications

Rebranding Islam: Piety, Prosperity, and a Self-Help Guru

November 2015

Kyai Haji Abdullah Gymnastiar, known affectionately by Indonesians as "Aa Gym" (elder brother Gym), rose to fame via nationally televised sermons, best-selling books, and corporate training...

Islamism: Contested Perspectives on Political Islam

November 2009

As America struggles to understand Islam and Muslims on the world stage, one concept in particular dominates public discourse: Islamism.

One Nation Under God? History, Faith, and Identity in Indonesia

December 2005

This comparative exploration looks at religion and politics in the social dynamics of Southeast Asia's two most populous nations.

News

Ian Johnson, longtime foreign correspondent, to receive Shorenstein Journalism Award

March 2017

Ian Johnson, a veteran journalist with a focus on Chinese society, religion and history, is the 2016 recipient of the Shorenstein Journalism Award.

Indonesian campaign poster symbolism and political identity

February 2012

Riding around on the back of a motorcycle in 2009, Jeremy Menchik snapped photos of hundreds of Indonesian campaign posters.

Events

Indonesia Is No Model for Muslim Democracy

March 5, 2013

Since the resignation of Indonesia’s authoritarian president Suharto in 1998, the country has made great strides in consolidating a democratic government.

Muslim Politics and Popular Culture in Malaysia: PAS, Hudud, and Rock 'n' Roll

February 26, 2013

Malaysia’s 13th general election is imminent and the opposition coalition (Pakatan Rakyat) is fragile.

Discourses of Defiance: Framing Muslim Self-Determination in Thailand and the Philippines

May 23, 2012

Using the concept of framing, this presentation will explore discourses behind the move for greater self-determination on the part of the Malay-Muslims of southern Thailand and the Moro of the...

Multimedia

15th Annual Shorenstein Journalism Award Keynote Speech by Ian Johnson: Religion After Mao

May 2017

Video and transcript from "15th Annual Shorenstein Journalism Award Keynote Speech by Ian Johnson: Religion after Mao" on May 1, 2017, with keynote speaker and Shorenstein Journalism Award winner Ian Johnson.Following a century of violent anti...