Mike Magcamit is a Marie Skodowlska-Curie fellow who will be working with Lee for two years on a project entitled The Divine Tragedy of Securing the Sacred: Security, Religion and Nationalism in Southeast Asia. His research will investigate the three-way linkages between religion, security and nationalism, exploring how relations between dominant and minority religions influence the formation of national security policies. After a period based in SPIR, he will be undertaking fieldwork in Myanmar, Indonesia and the Philippines. The final three months of his fellowship will be spent at the Institute for Security and Development Policy in Sweden, where he will work to disseminate his research findings beyond academia.
Mike comes from the Philippines, but joins us from Japan after teaching International Relations in Tokyo since 2016, on a joint programme between the LSE and Musashi University.