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Emeritus Professor Clive Kessler

BA (Sydney), PhD (London)

Elected: 2000

Discipline: Sociology

Specialisation: anthropology, sociology, Malaysia, Islam, modernity


Professor Clive S. Kessler is Professor of Sociology at the University of New South Wales. His main work is in the culture, society, religion and politics of the Malay world, especially Malaysia. He also pursues research into the social, historical and civilizational relations between the faith communities of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. His more general work centres on the question of modernity and its varying cultural forms and diverse civilizational expressions.

He maintains close relations with a number of Malaysian universities.


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