Nassef is the founder of Co-IRIS (International Relations and Islamic Studies Research Cohort), PHISO (Philippine International Studies Organization), and DSRN (Decolonial Studies Research Network). He works on interdisciplinary research between Islam and International Relations (particularly, comparing Muslim governance with the nation-state system), and explores Muslim polities in Southeast Asia.
Adiong, N.M. (2013) “Nation-State in IR and Islam,” Journal of Islamic State Practices in International Law, Vol. 9, Issue 1, pp. 102-120 (republished as “Is there an Islamic Nation-State,” Islamic Perspective Journal, Vol. 14, 2015, pp. 1-18).