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Emeritus Professor Joel Kahn

BA (Cornell), MPhil (London School of Economics and Political Science)

Elected: 1995

Discipline: Anthropology

Specialisation: anthropology of Southeast Asia, Indonesia, Malaysia, nation building and cultural politics, race and racism, critical theories of modernity, cosmopolitanism

Date of Passing: 01/05/2017


Professor Joel Kahn was an Emeritus Professor in Anthropology and Asian Studies at La Trobe University. During 2004 he was a Visiting Professor at the Asia Research Institute at the National University of Singapore, on leave from La Trobe University. He specialised in the anthropology of Southeast Asia (Malaysia and Indonesia) and in social theory and the history of anthropology. He also worked on popular cosmopolitanisms in the Asia Pacific Region.


  • Joel S. Kahn (2001) Modernity and Exclusion. London: Sage Publications Ltd.


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