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, the Center for Socio-Cultural and Economic Studies at the State University of Padang, 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.
The photo above was taken outside the best fish-head curry restaurant in Bungus, south of Padang, West Sumatra. Datok Marwan, who years earlier introduced Kevin to the wonders of teh talua (tea with an egg yolk mixed in), is continuing to educate on the intricacies of Minangkabau cuisine. Photo credit to Drs. Ali Akbar Agoes, MA.