Nassef is the founder of Co-IRIS (International Relations and Islamic Studies Research Cohort) and PHISO (Philippine International Studies Organization). Editor of the following international journals and book series:
– International Journal of Islam in Asia (BRILL, forthcoming)
– Global South Journal of International Studies (work-in-progress)
– Islam and International Relations series (Gerlach Press)
– Islam in Southeast Asia series (Palgrave Macmillan)
– International Relations in Southeast Asia series (Routledge)
Associate Editor of the Mathal: A Journal of Islamic and Middle Eastern Multidisciplinary Studies (The University of Iowa). He works on theoretical research between Islam and International Relations, Muslim governance in the Philippines, and political interaction of Muslim societies with Western modernity.
At the prestigious International Studies Association (ISA), he 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. He is also a Chevening fellow at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, the University of Oxford, from October 2018 to March 2019.
Nassef 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. The Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) conferred him the Professorial Chairholder in Political Science and International Relations on December 11, 2017. He is an adviser and member of the Multi-Sector Advisory Group (MSAB) of the Armed Forces of the Philippines’ Civil Relations Service (AFP-CRS).
He edited Islam in International Relations: Politics and Paradigms (with Raffaele Mauriello and Deina Abdelkader, 2018), Islam and International Relations: Contributions to Theory and Practice (with Deina Abdelkader and Raffaele Mauriello, 2016), and International Relations and Islam: Diverse Perspectives (2013). His articles appeared in Islamic Perspective Journal (2015), Journal of Islamic State Practices in International Law (2013), The Quarterly Journal of Political Studies of Islamic World (2012), and Alternatives: Turkish Journal of International Relations (2009).
Nassef is presently serving, and has served, as reviewer for The Journal of Humanity and Society (2018), Foreign Policy Analysis (2017), Millennium: Journal of International Studies (2017), Palgrave Macmillan (2017), GEOPOLITICA (2016), Global Studies Journal (2012-2018), including Philippine-based journals such as The Mabini Review (2016), IQRA: The Journal of Al-Qalam Institute of Islamic Identities and Dialogue in Southeast Asia (2017), and Lux Veritatis: Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies (2017).