John T. Sidel is the Sir Patrick Gillam Professor of International and Comparative Politics at the London School of Economics. Previously, Professor Sidel was on the faculty of the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) at the University of London. He earned his BA and MA from Yale and his PhD from Cornell.
His research can be divided into three main areas: local politics, religion and politics, and nationalism and transnational forces. Professor Sidel’s research deals primarily with Southeast Asia.
“On the ‘Anxiety of Incompleteness’: A Post-Structuralist Approach to Religious Violence in Indonesia,” South East Asia Research, Volume 15, Number 2 (July 2007), pp. 133-212
“It’s Not Getting Worse: Terrorism is Declining in Asia,” Global Asia, Volume 2, Number 3 (November 2007), pp. 41-49
“Philippine Politics in Town, District, and Province: Bossism in Cavite and Cebu,” Journal of Asian Studies, Volume 56, Number 4 (November 1997), pp. 947-966