Professor Peter Riddell

Professor Peter Riddell

CMR 1900 project
Section Editor, South-East Asia

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Peter Riddell is Vice Principal (Academic) at the Melbourne School of Theology and is also attached as Professorial Research Associate in the Department of History at SOAS, University of London.


Peter Riddell previously taught at the Australian National University, the Institut Pertanian Bogor (Indonesia), SOAS and the London School of Theology, where he served as Professor of Islamic Studies. He was invited as visiting fellow at L’Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes/Sorbonne (Paris) in May/June, 2015. He has published widely on the study of Southeast Asia, Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations.  His books include Islam and the Malay-Indonesian World (London, Hawaii, and Singapore, 2001); Islam in Context (with Peter Cotterell, Grand Rapids and Leicester, 2003); and Christians and Muslims (Leicester, 2004).  Among his edited volumes are Islam and Christianity on the Edge: Talking Points in Christian-Muslim Relations into the 21st Century (with John Azumah, Melbourne, 2013); and Islam and the Last Day: Christian Perspectives on Islamic Eschatology (with Brent Neely, Melbourne, 2014).