Prof John Sidel, Centre Director
Professor John Sidel is Director of the Saw Swee Hock Southeast Asia Centre, and Sir Patrick Gillam Chair in International and Comparative Politics (Department of Government, and Department of International Relations).
He is the author of Capital, Coercion, and Crime: Bossism in the Philippines (1999), Philippine Politics and Society in the Twentieth Century: Colonial Legacies, Postcolonial Trajectories (2000), Riots, Pogroms, Jihad: Religious Violence in Indonesia (2006), The Islamist Threat in Southeast Asia: A Reassessment (2007), Thinking and Working Politically in Development: Coalitions for Change in the Philippines (2020, with Jaime Faustino) and Republicanism, Communism, Islam: Cosmopolitan Origins of Revolution in Southeast Asia (2021). Please visit Prof Sidel's personal webpage here to learn more about his research.
Learn more about Prof Sidel in SEAC's Spotlight On... Series.
Read Prof Sidel's thoughts on Southeast Asian Studies at the LSE: Historical Legacies, Enduring Structures, New Directions in his recent blog post.