Welcome to my web site. I am Assistant Professor of International Relations in the Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University. My research focuses on the politics of religion, with a particular interest in Indonesia and the Muslim world. My book, Islam and Democracy in Indonesia: Tolerance without Liberalism (forthcoming, Cambridge University Press) explains variation in religious and political tolerance in Indonesia during the twentieth century and is based on two years of research on the world’s largest Islamic organizations.
Other interests include nationalism, law and society, political violence, politics of the Middle East and Southeast Asia, and qualitative and mixed-method research design. On this site you will find more information on my research projects, teaching, newly collected sources of data, and select resources on Indonesia, Islam, and politics.