is Assistant Professor in Southeast Asian Studies, with a focus on Islam, at the Department of Asian Studies, Cornell University. She received her PhD in History from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS, London), merging her expertise in Southeast Asian Studies with Arabic and Islamic Studies. Chiara has held fellowships in Indonesia (UIN Syarif Hidayatullah and UGM Yogyakarta), Singapore (Asia Research Institute), and the Netherlands (KITLV).
Chiara's research addresses different aspects of the history of Islam in Southeast Asia, with a strong interest in inter-Asian connections. Her publications include the monograph (2012), and the edited volumes (2013) and (2015). Journal articles on (Cornell), , and , and book chapters printed by and , deal with the relationship between Islam and the state, with a focus on ideas of the Islamic State and modernity, sectarianism, and religious minorities.
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