Dr Carool Kersten

  1. Dr Carool Kersten
    Lecturer in International Politics, King’s College London

    Dr Carool Kersten is a lecturer in Islamic Studies at King’s College London. His research interests include the intellectual history of the contemporary Muslim world, Islam in Southeast Asia, alternative Islamic discourses, and interdisciplinary approaches to the study of Islam. He has published in Journal of Comparative Islamic Studies, Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences, Middle Eastern Studies, Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, Religious Studies Review, Prajñâ Vihâra: The Journal of Philosophy and Religion, Social Anthropology, and Poligrafi – International Edition. He has also contributed to a textbook on world religions and the Macmillan encyclopaedia on race and racism, and translated, annotated and edited two historical travel accounts on Southeast Asia. Carool Kersten has an MA (with distinction) in Arabic Language and Culture from Radboud University Nijmegen (the Netherlands), a certificate in Thai and Southeast Asian Studies from Payap University in Chiang Mai (Thailand), and a PhD in the Study of Religions from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London.