Kamaludeen Mohamed Nasir is currently a Fulbright Visiting Professor at the University of California Los Angeles. He is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the Nanyang Technological University and was the 2016 Western Sydney University International Alumni of the Year. In 2017, he won the Nanyang Research Award for being one of the three best young professors university wide. He is the author of five books namely, Muslims as Minorities: History and Social Realities of Muslims in Singapore (2009), Muslims in Singapore: Piety, Politics and Policies (2010), The Future of Singapore: Population, Society and the Nature of the State (2014), Digital Culture and Religion in Asia (2016) and Globalized Muslim Youth in the Asia Pacific: Popular Culture in Singapore and Sydney (2016). In 2013, he co-edited The Sociology of Islam: Collected Essays of Bryan S. Turner. He has published articles which focus on cultural sociology, social theory, the sociology of youth, and deviance and social control. He is the associate editor for ‘social stratification’ in the forthcoming Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social Theory (2017), an Editorial Board Member of the book series, ‘Popular Culture, Religion and Society: A Social-Scientific Approach’ (Springer) and the co-chief editor of the book series, 'Routledge Studies on Islam and Muslims in Southeast Asia'. He is currently the Director of Peace Studies at the United Nations Association of Singapore.