Dr Sumit Mandal

Associate Professor Sumit Mandal
Politics, History and International Relations

Expertise summary

Based on the University of Nottingham's Malaysia campus.

I am a transregional historian. My research concerns historical forms of inter-religious and inter-cultural interactions and their outcomes in the Malay world as well as contemporary Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore. Currently, I am doing research on the Muslim shrines that underpin a historical sacred geography spanning the Indian Ocean from Jakarta to Cape Town.

University links: 1) Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore 2) Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies, Leiden.

Affiliations: Centre for South Asian and Indian Ocean Studies, Sunway University.

More information can be found on Dr Mandal's webpage.

Consultancy and Research:  Dr Mandal is happy to explore opportunities to undertake consultancy and research work with external organisations.

Media credentials

I have been interviewed on BFM 89.9 Radio on my research in a number of different programmes and plan to continue working with the organisation in the future I have been interviewed by the Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post.

Industry credentials

I have been part of consultations on the Malay World Gallery of the Islamic Arts Museum of Malaysia and will be collaborating further with the curators of the Gallery besides bringing students there regularly on class field trips.


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