Chris Chaplin is an LSE Fellow in Qualitative Methodology. He received his PhD from the Department of Sociology, University in Cambridge. Chris has lived in Indonesia for over seven years, and his research explores Islamic activism, social movements, and citizenship within the country. He is especially interested in investigating the relationship between global Islamic doctrines and local understandings of piety and social activism, and the ways in which this comes to influence national and religious identities.
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