Nassef (official website, click here) is assistant professor at the Institute of Islamic Studies (UP IIS), co-convenor of the Center for Integrative and Development Studies’ Islamic Studies Program (UP CIDS-ISP), and affiliate faculty member at the Center for International Studies (UP CIS) of the University of the Philippines Diliman. He is the 2017-2018 Professorial Chairholder in Political Science and International Relations at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Manila. At the prestigious International Studies Association (ISA), Nassef was elected as the At-Large Asia Representative of the Global South Caucus of International Studies (GSCIS) for 2018-2020 and appointed as one of the 7-committee members on the Status of Representation and Diversity (CSRD) for 2018-2021.
Nassef is the chief editor of the forthcoming International Journal of Islam in Asia (BRILL), the “International Relations in Southeast Asia” book series (Routledge), the “Islam in Southeast Asia” book series (Palgrave Macmillan), co-editor of the “Islam and International Relations” book series (Gerlach Press), and associate editor of the Mathal: A Journal of Islamic and Middle Eastern Multidisciplinary Studies (The University of Iowa).
He works on comparative research between Islam and International Relations, including Islam’s relations to Bangsamoro (the Muslim minority in the Philippines) and to Euro-American Modernity. He created the IR-IS Research Cohort on December 2012 that became Co-IRIS (International Relations and Islamic Studies Research Cohort) on November 2013. While on September 2015, he founded the Philippine International Studies Organization (PHISO), the leading professional association of International Studies’ scholars, teachers, and students in the country.
He authored, edited, and co-edited articles and edited volumes of topics and issues about ‘Islam and International Relations’ published by the Alternatives: Turkish Journal of International Relations (2009), The Quarterly Journal of Political Studies of Islamic World (2012), SAGE Publications (2012), ABC-CLIO (2012, 2014, 2017), Journal of Islamic State Practices in International Law (2013), Cambridge Scholars Publishing (2013), Islamic Perspective Journal (2015), Palgrave Macmillan (2016), Blackwell Reference Online (2016), Routledge (forthcoming 2018), Oxford Research Encyclopedia of International Studies (in progress 2018), Oxford Islamic Studies Online (in progress 2018), and Springer’s Handbook of Contemporary Islam and Muslim Lives (in progress 2018).
He is presently serving, and has served, as reviewer of The Journal of Humanity and Society (2018), Foreign Policy Analysis (2017), Millennium: Journal of International Studies (2017), Palgrave Macmillan (2017), International Journal of Religion and Spirituality in Society (2016), International Journal of Community Diversity (2016), GEOPOLITICA (2016), Global Studies Journal (2012-2018), including Philippine-based journals such as The Mabini Review (2016-present), IQRA: The Journal of Al-Qalam Institute of Islamic Identities and Dialogue in Southeast Asia (2017-present), and Lux Veritatis: Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies (2017-present).