3 Professor John Sidel
Professor John Sidel

Professor John Sidel

Sir Patrick Gillam Chair in International and Comparative Politics (Joint appointment with LSE IR)

Department of Government

Room No
CBG 3.35
Office Hours
Tuesdays 11:00 - 12:00 and 15:00 - 16:00 (book via LSE Student Hub)
Connect with me

English, French, Indonesian, Russian, Swedish
Key Expertise
Southeast Asia, especially the Philippines and Indonesia

About me

Professor Sidel received his BA and MA from Yale University and his PhD from Cornell University. He is a specialist on Southeast Asia and has conducted extensive research in Indonesia and the Philippines in particular. He is the author of Capital, Coercion, and Crime: Bossism in the Philippines (Stanford University Press, 1999); (with Eva-Lotta Hedman) Philippine Politics and Society in the Twentieth Century: Colonial Legacies, Postcolonial Trajectories (Routledge, 2000), Riots, Pogroms, Jihad: Religious Violence in Indonesia (Cornell University Press, 2006), The Islamist Threat in Southeast Asia: A Reassessment (East-West Center, 2007); (with Jaime Faustino) Thinking and Working Politically in Development: Coalitions for Change in the Philippines (The Asia Foundation, 2019), and Republicanism, Communism, Islam: Cosmopolitan Origins of Revolution in Southeast Asia (Cornell University Press, 2021).