Leonard Andaya

Leonard Andaya Professor
Southeast Asia: Indonesia

Office: Sakamaki B202 (On Leave, Fall 2023)
Phone: (808) 956-6764
Email: andaya@hawaii.edu

BA Yale, 1965; MA, PhD Cornell, 1969, 1971


Research Field(s)

Early modern history of Southeast Asia, particularly of Malaysia, Indonesia, the southern Philippines, and southern Thailand. At the moment, I am working on the history of eastern Indonesia by tracing the interlocking networks of economic, ritual, and religious networks in an area from Lombok eastward to the Birdshead.


BA in History, Yale University; MA, PhD in Southeast Asian history, Cornell University. Taught or held research positions at the University of Malaya, the Australian National University, and Auckland University prior to coming to Hawaiʻi.

Courses Offered

History of Southeast Asia (undergraduate), Senior Tutorial in History (Asia/Pacific, undergraduate); History of Malaysia (undergraduate); History of Indonesia (undergraduate); History of Islamic Southeast Asia (undergraduate); Historiography of Southeast Asia (graduate); The Seas in Southeast Asian history (graduate).

Significant Publications

A History of Malaysia

Leaves of the Same Tree

A History of Early Modern Southeast Asia, 1400-1830