Welcome to new editor Amanda tho Seeth


IQAS warmly welcomes Dr Amanda tho Seeth as a new member of the Editorial Team!

Amanda tho Seeth is a postdoctoral fellow at the School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (EHESS, Paris)/Centre for Southeast Asian Studies (CASE, Paris), investigating the role of Islamic (higher) education institutes in Indonesia’s public diplomacy. Her research is informed by comparative and transregional perspectives, the interconnectedness of the local and the global, and puts high emphasis on temporality. Thematically, she focuses on the national and international politics and dynamics of Islamic education and Islamic academia in Indonesia, epistemologies and cosmopolitan thought in Indonesia, as well as the renegotiation of Indonesia’s position within the wider Muslim world as played out in the fields of education, knowledge, culture, and heritage.

She studied political science, Islamic studies, and Indonesian studies at the University of Hamburg and at the State Islamic University Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta. After graduation, she was associated as a research fellow at the German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA) in Hamburg and completed in 2020 her doctoral thesis in comparative politics and international development studies at Philipps-University Marburg with an analysis of Islamic universities as actors in the democratization processes in Indonesia and Tunisia.