Joll, Christopher
Chiang Mai University (CMU)
Brief bio :
Dr Christopher M. Joll is a New Zealand anthropologist who has been based in Thailand for 14 years, the first ten of which were in the Malay far south. He is the author of Muslim Merit-making in Thailand's Far-south (Springer in 2011). He continues to write on the ethno-linguistic diversity of Thailand's Muslim minority, while conducting a multi-sited study of sufism.
Individual Project :


This photo was taken in Songkhla (South Thailand) during the Mawlid al-nabi celebrations at one of the centres of the Ahmadiyyah-Badawiyyah (sufi) brotherhood

A small gathering of Ahmadiyyah-Idrisiyyah disciples in Narathiwat being led in dhikr by their murshid (sufi master)

Prayers being offered at the tomb (maqam) of Sheikh Khalid al-Bakari, accredited with bringing the Shadhiliyyah sufi order to Thailand in the late 1920s. This is one of the three largest sufi order which now have a mass following