Kevin W. Fogg

Islamic History in Southeast Asia


Kevin W. Fogg is the Associate Director of the Carolina Asia Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He also retains a research associateship in the Faculty of History, University of Oxford, and is an old member of Brasenose College.


A native of Richmond, Virginia, USA, he earned a BA from Duke University in History and Asian and African Languages and Literatures (now Asian and Middle Eastern Studies).  He then continued on to Yale University, where he earned an M.A., M.Phil., and Ph.D. in History, also working closely with the Council on Southeast Asia Studies.


In Indonesia, Dr. Fogg's research has been sponsored by AMINEF (including both the Fulbright Research Grant from the US Department of State and the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Fellowship), the British Academy, and the Gerda Henkel Stiftung.  His local counterparts include the Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic University and local Islamic organizations throughout the archipelago.


Dr. Fogg is an active member of the American Historical Association, Association for Asian Studies, and Association of Southeast Asian Studies in the United Kingdom. He also sits on the editorial board of the journals Indonesia and the Malay World, Hunafa and Ulumuna, and he frequently reviews articles and provides book reviews for other journals.


Besides academics, Kevin enjoys making ice cream, hiking (especially when in Indonesia), and relearning how to drink tea (cold and very sweet in the South, not hot with milk as in England).


For a complete curriculum vitae, please click over to his page.



The photo above was taken at Candi Kidal outside of Malang, East Java, in 2019. This monument was constructed in honor of King Anusapati of the Singhasari dynasty, around the year 1248 CE. Although the monument depicts Hindu imagery (such as the famous Garuda bird, who carries Vishnu), it is protected and cared for by the local Muslim population. Photo credit to Agung Setiadha.