Julian CH Lee is Senior Lecturer in Global Studies at RMIT University. His research has addressed civil society, religion, and activism in Malaysia, as well as multiculturalism in Malaysia and Australia. His books include Second Thoughts: On Globalisation, Malaysia, Society and Self (2015), Islamisation and Activism in Malaysia (2010). His forthcoming book, Civil Society and the Public Sphere in Malaysia, will be published by University of Amsterdam Press. His short films include For Japan, Our Sister (2014) and Caring at a Distance (2017).