Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Asst Prof Walid Jumblatt Bin Abdullah

Assistant Professor

Phone: (+65)65141721
Office: HSS-06-05

  • PhD King's College London 2018
  • MSocSci National University of Singapore 2013
  • BSocSci(Hons) in Economics National University of Singapore 2010
Walid Jumblatt Abdullah is currently a Postdoctoral Associate at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London. He did his PhD under a Joint Degree Program between National University of Singapore (NUS) and King's College, London. He works on state-Islam relations, and political parties and elections, with particular focus on Singapore and Malaysia. He has published articles in internationally peer-reviewed journals such as International Political Science Review, Government and Opposition, Australian Journal of International Affairs, Asian Survey, Small Wars & Insurgencies, Journal of Church and State, among others.
Research Interests
My research interests include state-religion relations, political parties and elections, political Islam, and Southeast Asian politics.
Current Projects
  • Piety, Power and the Ulama: Religion and the State in Malaysia and Southern Thailand
Selected Publications
  • Walid Jumblatt Abdullah. (2017). Bringing Ideology in: Differing Oppositional Challenges to Hegemony in Singapore and Malaysia. Government and Opposition , 52(3), 483-510.
  • Walid Jumblatt Abdullah. (2017). Merits and Limits of Counter-ideological Work Against Terrorism: A Critical Appraisal. Small Wars and Insurgences, 28(2), 291-308.
  • Walid Jumblatt Abdullah. (2017). Selective history and hegemony-making: The case of Singapore. International Political Science Review, OnlineFirst.
  • Walid Jumblatt Abdullah. (2016). Of Co-optation and Resistance: State-Ulama Dynamics in Singapore. Journal of Church and State, 58(3), 462-482.
  • Walid Jumblatt Abdullah. (2016). Assessing party structures: why some regimes are more authoritarian than others. Australian Journal of International Affairs, 70(5), 525-540.

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