Teo Lee Ken

Teo Lee Ken is an independent researcher based in Kuala Lumpur. His research interests include comparative politics, sociology of knowledge and culture, and political history. He holds a Ph.D. in Malay Studies from the National University of Singapore (NUS), as well as an LLM (NUS) and an LLB from the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM). His areas of study now focus on intellectual thought and political narratives, and the influence of social thought and theory on civil action and social policy. Among his publications include “Islamic Feminist Political Narratives, Reformist Thought, and its Discursive Challenges in Contemporary Iran,” co-author Afsaneh Tavassoli, in Inter-Asia Cultural Studies (2021); “Usman Awang: Justice, Literature and Society,” in Revisiting Malaya: Uncovering Historical and Political Thoughts in Nusantara (SIRD, 2020), and “Syed Hussein Alatas and the Question of Political Thought,” in Syed Hussein Alatas and Critical Social Theory. Decolonizing the Captive Mind (Brill, 2022).