Profile: Kikue Hamayotsu


Kikue Hamayotsu

Kikue Hamayotsu is Associate Professor of Political Science at Northern Illinois University, Faculty Associate at the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, and a member of the AIFIS Executive Board. Her research focuses on democracy, religion, and politics in Southeast Asia, specifically in Malaysia and Indonesia. Hamayotsu’s current research looks at religious freedom and democracy, religious movements and political parties, identity politics and religious conflict. She has published numerous articles, and now working to complete a book entitled Intolerant Islam: Democratization, Religion and Conflict in Southeast Asia. For more about Hamayotsu’s work and complete list of her publications, please see her faculty page.

Selected Publications:

“Conservative Turn? Religion, State and Conflict in Indonesia,” Pacific Affairs: Volume 87, No. 4 (December 2014):  815-825.

“The Limits of Civil Society in Democratic Indonesia: Media Freedom and Religious Intolerance,” Journal of Contemporary Asia, Vol. 43, No. 4 (November 2013): 658-677.

“Towards a More Democratic Regime and Society? The Politics of Faith and Ethnicity in a Transitional Multi-Ethnic Malaysia” Journal of Current Southeast Asian Affairs, Vol. 32, No. 2 (February 2013): 61-88.

"Bringing Clientelism and Institutions Back In: The Rise and Fall of Religious Parties in Indonesia's Electoral Democracy", Party Politics in Southeast Asia: Clientelism and Electoral Competition in Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines, edited by Dirk Tomsa and Andreas Ufen (London: Routledge, 2012).

"Once a Muslim, Always a Muslim: The Politics of State Enforcement of Syariah in Contemporary Malaysia," South East Asia Research, Vol. 20, No. 3 (September 2012): 399-421.

Dr. Kikue Hamayostu conducting research in Indonesia.

Dr. Kikue Hamayostu conducting research in Indonesia.