Prof Syed Farid Alatas

Department of Sociology

Ph.D. (Johns Hopkins)
Tel: (65) 6516-3837
Office: AS1 03-12


Syed Farid Alatas, a Malaysian national, is Professor of Sociology at the National University of Singapore. He lectured at the University of Malaya in the Department of Southeast Asian Studies prior to joining NUS.


Research Interests/Publications:

His areas of interest are historical sociology, the sociology of social science, the sociology of religion and inter-religious dialogue. Among his recent books is Alternative Discourse in Asian Social Science: Responses to Eurocentrism (Sage, 2006). His book on the thought of Ibn Khaldun is forthcoming in 2012 by Oxford University Press and I.B. Tauris. Another book on Ibn Khaldun’s historical sociology is forthcoming by Routledge.


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