Mohamed Nawab Osman is an Assistant Professor with the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. His research interests include the domestic and international politics of Southeast and South Asian countries, transnational Islamic political movements and Islamophobia studies. Nawab has written various papers, books and journal articles relating to his research interests. He is the author of Hizbut Tahrir Indonesia: Identity, Ideology and Religo-Political Mobilisation (Oxfon: Routledge, 2018) and Islam and Peace-Building the Asia-Pacific (Singapore: World Scientific, 2017). Some of his articles have been featured in prominent journals such as Asian Security, Journal of Religious and Political Practice, Asian Survey, Contemporary Islam, Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs, Islamophobia Studies, Sociology of Islam, Southeast Asia Research, South Asia, Indonesia and the Malay World and Contemporary Southeast Asia. Several of his opinion pieces have been featured in leading dailies such as The Straits Times, India Express, The Nation (Thailand), Jakarta Post, Manila Times and Today’s Zaman (Turkey). Nawab is a frequent commentator on political Islam, terrorism and Southeast Asian politics on CNN, BBC, Al-Jazeera, TRT International and Channel News Asia. Nawab sits in the board of a number of organizations including Critical Xchange, Centre for Research in Islamic and Malay Affairs and Civilian Association of Singapore.
The Center for Race and Gender (CRG) is an interdisciplinary research center at the University of California Berkeley that fosters explorations of race and gender and their intersections. Specifically, they facilitate on-going research projects through hosting working groups and cutting edge projects, such as the Islamophobia Research & Documentation Project.