Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Assoc Prof Kamaludeen Bin Mohamed Nasir

Associate Chair
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 five books namely, 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) and the co-chief editor of the book series, 'Routledge Studies on Islam and Muslims in Southeast Asia'. He is a Director at the United Nations Association of Singapore, and since 2018, serves on the University Senate.
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. (2018). Hip-hop Islam: Commodification, Cooptation and Confrontation in Southeast Asia. Journal of Religious and Political Practice, 3(4), 374-389.
  • Kamaludeen Mohamed Nasir. (2018). ‘Policing the Poor’ and ‘Poor Policing’ in a Global City. Journal of Poverty, 22(3), 209-227.
  • J. Patrick Williams, Kamaludeen Mohamed Nasir. (2017). Muslim Girl Culture and Social Control in Southeast Asia: Exploring the Hijabista and Hijabster Phenomena. Crime, Media, Culture, 13(2), 199-216.
  • Kamaludeen Mohamed Nasir. (2016). Boycotts as Moral Protests in Malaysia and Singapore. International Sociology, 31(4), 396-412.
  • Kamaludeen Mohamed Nasir. (2016). Protected Sites: Reconceptualising Secret Societies in Colonial and Postcolonial Singapore. Journal of Historical Sociology, 29(2), 952-961.

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