R. Michael Feener is concurrently Associate Professor of History at the National University of Singapore and a Senior Research Fellow at the Asia Research Institute. Feener’s research focuses on the intellectual and cultural history of Islam in the Middle East and Southeast Asia. Born in Salem, Massachusetts, he was trained in Islamic Studies and foreign languages at Boston University, Cornell University, and the University of Chicago, as well as in Indonesia, Egypt, and Yemen. His publications include Islam in World Cultures: Comparative Perspectives (2004), Muslim Legal Thought in Modern Indonesia (2007), and Islamic Law in Contemporary Indonesia:
Ideas and Institutions
(with Mark Cammack, 2007).