Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Assoc Prof Kamaludeen Bin Mohamed Nasir

Associate Chair (Graduate and Continuing Education)
Associate Professor, School of Social Sciences

Assoc Prof Kamaludeen Bin Mohamed Nasir

Kamaludeen Mohamed Nasir is an Associate Professor of Sociology and was the 2016 Western Sydney University International Alumni of the Year. In 2017, he won the Nanyang Research Award for being one of the three best young professors university wide. He is the author of six books including Muslims as Minorities: History and Social Realities of Muslims in Singapore (2009), Muslims in Singapore: Piety, Politics and Policies (2010), The Future of Singapore: Population, Society and the Nature of the State (2014), Digital Culture and Religion in Asia (2016) and Globalized Muslim Youth in the Asia Pacific: Popular Culture in Singapore and Sydney (2016). He has published articles which focus on cultural sociology, social theory, the sociology of youth, and deviance and social control. He is the associate editor for the Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social Theory (2017), is a Director at the United Nations Association of Singapore, and since 2018, serves on the University Senate.

He has been working on how young Muslims globally are engaging with popular culture, and to this end, has written a number of articles on hip-hop culture. His latest book, which is being published this fall, is called Representing Islam: Hip-Hop of the September 11 Generation (2020, Indiana University Press).
Research Interests
Sociology of Religion; Cultural Sociology; Social Theory; Deviance and Social Control; Globalization; Sociology of Youth.
Current Projects
  • Cultural Globalisation and Muslim Youth in the Asia Pacific
  • Everyday lives of the low-income in Singapore
  • Islam And Social Class
Selected Publications
  • Kamaludeen Mohamed Nasir. (2020). Representing Islam: Hip-Hop of the September 11 Generation. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.
  • Kamaludeen Mohamed Nasir.(2020). Muslim Youth Culture, Globalization and Piety. Rocking Islam: Music and the Making of New Muslim IdentitiesWaxmann Verlag.
  • Kamaludeen Mohamed Nasir.(2020). Social Class, Piety, and the Formation of the Singaporean Muslim: Exploring Educational Choices in a Highly Regulated Society. Muslim Subjectivities in Global Modernity: Islamic Traditions and the Construction of Modern Muslim Identities(192-215). Brill.
  • Kamaludeen Mohamed Nasir.(2020). Nation of Islam. The SAGE Encyclopedia of the Sociology of ReligionSage.
  • Kamaludeen Mohamed Nasir.(2020). Salafism. The SAGE Encyclopedia of the Sociology of ReligionSage.

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