Dr Nassef Manabilang Adiong 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. Presently, the Officer-in-Charge of the Bangsamoro Parliament’s Policy Research and Legal Services and ranked as Associate Professor at the Institute of Islamic Studies of the University of the Philippines Diliman where his decolonial ideas led him in the creation of the CIDS Decolonial Studies Program. He embarked on creating the following publication platforms of which he serves as the founding editor-in-chief: International Journal of Islam in Asia (Brill Publishers), Islam and Global Studies series (Palgrave Macmillan), International Relations in Southeast Asia series (Routledge), Islam in Southeast Asia series (Palgrave Macmillan), and Islam in the Philippines series (IIUM Press). Dr Adiong’s publications are listed at https://nassef.info/publications/.