Teren Sevea

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Assistant Professor
Contact Information
Office Address: 
805 Williams Hall
Email address: 
Office Hours: 
By Appointment
Education: 
Ph.D., University of California Los Angeles
Research Interests: 

Religion in Modern South and Southeast Asia; History of Modern South Asia; History of Modern Southeast Asia; Islamic Connections in the Indian Ocean; Sufism in Early Modern and Modern South Asia.

PhD dissertation (2013):

"Pawangs on the Malay Frontier: Miraculous Intermediaries of Rice, Ore, Beasts and Guns" (Attained the Thomas Lifka Best Dissertation Prize).

Selected Publications: 

Islamic Connections: Muslim Societies in South and Southeast Asia (edited with Michael Feener), Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2009.

"Sex to the Next-World: Esoteric Science for the Penis-bearing Mualaa in Shi'ism in South East Asia. 'Alid Piety and Secration Constructions, Michael Feener and Chiara Formaichi, eds, London: Hurst, forthcoming.

‘Making Medinas in the East: Islamist Connections and Progressive Islam,’ Islamic Connections: Studies of Muslim South and Southeast Asia, Feener and Sevea, eds., Singapore: ISEAS, 2009. 

‘Islamist Intellectual Space: 'True Islam' and the Ummah in the East,’ Asian Journal of Social Science, Volume 35, Numbers 4-5, 2007, pp. 575-607.

‘Islamist Questioning of Colonialism: Towards an Understanding of the Islamist Oeuvre,’ Third World Quarterly, Volume 28, Issue 7, 2007, pp. 1375-1399.

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