Dr. Imtiyaz Yusuf

Dr. Imtiyaz Yusuf is Assistant Professor, Lecturer and Director of the Center for Buddhist-Muslim Understanding in the College of Religious Studies at Mahidol University in Thailand. He specializes in Religion with a focus on Islam in Thailand and Southeast Asia and also Muslim-Buddhist dialogue. In 2009-2010, he was visiting Associate Professor and Malaysia Chair of Islam in Southeast Asia at ACMCU, Georgetown University, Washington DC, USA.
Dr. Yusuf has contributed to the Oxford Encyclopedia of Islamic World (2009); Oxford Dictionary of Islam (2003); Encyclopedia of Qur'an (2002); and Oxford Encyclopedia of Modern Islamic World (1995). He was also the special Editor, The Muslim World - A Special Issue on Islam and Buddhism Vol. 100, Nos 2-3 April/July 2010. Dr. Yusuf‘s most recent publication is, "Islam and Buddhism: From Coexistence to Dialogue" in Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Interreligious Dialogue Catherine Cornille ed. (Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell, In, 2013), Chapter 22. He also recently published following articles, “Islamic Theology of Religious Pluralism: Quran’s Attitude Towards Other Religions” Prajna Vihara Vol. 11 No. 1 January-June 2010 : 123-140; “The Role of the Chularajmontri (Shaykh al-Islam) in Resolving Ethno-religious Conflict in Southern Thailand” American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences Vol. 27 No. 1 (2010) 31-53; “Dialogue Between Islam and Buddhism through the Concepts Ummatan Wasatan (The Middle Nation) and Majjhima-Patipada (The Middle Way)” Islamic Studies 48:3 (2009) pp. 367–394; “The Thai Muslims and the Participation in the Democratic Process: The Case of 2007 Elections” Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs Vol. 29, No. 3, (2009) : 325-336; "The Southern Thailand Conflict and the Muslim World" in Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs Vol. 27, No. 2 (2007) 319-339 and "Dialogue between Islam and Buddhism Through The Concepts of Tathagata and Nur Muhammadi" in International Journal of Buddhist Thought and Culture, Vol. 5 (2005) : 103-114. Dr. Yusuf often writes on Islam, religion and Middle East for The Nation (Bangkok).

     B.A. Politics 
     M. A. Islamic Studies 
     M. A. Religion
     Ph. D. Religion
Research Interests:
     Islam in Southeast Asia, Study of Religion, Islamic Studies.
     College of Religious Studies, Mahidol University
     999 Salaya, Phutthamonthol 4, Nakhorn Prathom, 73170,



     Islam and African Socialism: Study of Interaction between Islam and Ujamaa Socialism in Tanzania (1990) 
Books and Special Journal Issue:
     Imtiyaz Yusuf, Special Editor, The Muslim World - A Special Issue on Islam and Buddhism Vol. 100, Nos 2-3 April/July                2010. 
     Imtiyaz Yusuf (ed.) Religion, Politics and Globalization – Implications for Thailand and Asia (Bangkok: Konrad-Adenauer-
          Stiftung e.V., 2009). 
     Imtiyaz Yusuf (ed.) Religion and Democracy in Thailand (Bangkok: Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e.V., 2008).


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