Zacky Khairul Umam, Ph.D



Zacky Umam is a lecturer in the Faculty of Islamic Studies at UIII. He studied Middle Eastern languages, history, and philosophy in Jakarta and Canberra, and pre-modern Islamic history and thought in Istanbul and Berlin. His current research areas include the intellectual history of Islam, manuscripts, and global history, especially between 1600 and 1900, for which he received several international research fellowships. In addition to his academic work, he comments and publishes on current issues in the Middle East and Southeast Asia. His forthcoming articles include an aspect of cosmopolitan Islam in Indonesia, the Islamic manuscript tradition in Aceh, and an African theology in Sumatra.