Nazry Bahrawi is an academic, literary translator and essayist. His research explores the interstices between cultures, philosophies and aesthetics of Muslim Southeast Asia and the Middle East. Nazry teaches at the Singapore University of Technology and Design. He is also a founding member of the critical humanities collective, the Bras Basah Open School for Theory and Philosophy. His op-ed commentaries have appeared in Al Jazeera, The Guardian, South China Morning Post and Today.