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EASG Seminar: Dr. Michael I. Magcamit on Ethnoreligious Otherings and Passionate Conflicts in Southeast Asia

Michael Magcamit is a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow in the School of Politics and International Relations at Queen Mary University of London and a Lecturer in Security Studies at the School of History, Politics and International Relations at the University of Leicester. His current project is entitled: The Divine Tragedy of Securing the Sacred: Security, Religion and Nationalism in Southeast Asia. It investigates the three-way linkages between security, religion, and nationalism, exploring how relations between dominant and minority religions influence the formation of national security policies in the predominantly Catholic Philippines, Islamic Indonesia, and Buddhist Myanmar. His current work is an extension and expansion of his overarching goal to provide a better and more nuanced understanding of (in)security, both from the perspectives and experiences of states and human societies across the world. He has also examined the contexts, motives, and outcomes that were driving powers in Southeast and East Asia to link their security interests and free trade policies, including Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, and the Philippines. Visit his website here:

His EASG seminar on Ethnoreligious Otherings and Passionate Conflicts in Southeast Asia explores his recent research on the interconnection between security, religion and nationalism in Southeast Asia.

To join the seminar, please contact the East Asia Study Group cluster for a Teams invitation.

East Asia Study Group email: easg at warwick dot ac dot uk