IAS Researcher Contributes to Workshop on Southeast Asian Studies

Senior Assistant Professor and Deputy Director of the Institute of Asian Studies Koh Sin Yee was an invited speaker at the workshop entitled “Back to the Future; Academic and Social Views on Southeast Asian Studies”, held on 22 June 2024 in Guangzhou. The workshop was organised by the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, South China Normal University.Read more about the workshop here.

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Webinar on “Crisis Infrastructuring” in Malaysia

Senior Assistant Professor Sin Yee Koh delivered a webinar entitled “Crisis Infrastructuring: Malaysia My Second Home” hosted by the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre (SSEAC) on 5 February 2024. The webinar was co-hosted with the Malaysia and Singapore Society of Australia (MASSA). Dr Koh’s talk was based on her recent publication, “Crisis Infrastructuring: The Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) Programme, 2018–2022.” The Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) visa program was introduced in 2002 and by the 2010s had become one the world’s most popular retirement and lifestyle migration programs. In recent years it has experienced a series of disruptions that dovetailed…

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MA and PhD in Asian Studies

The Institute of Asian Studies at Universiti Brunei Darussalam (IAS @ UBD) is now accepting applications for the August 2024 intake to its MA and PhD in Asian Studies by research programs.For more information about these programs and for links to the application and scholarship information, please visit the IAS Graduate Studies web page.The deadline for submission is 29 February 2024.

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Workshop on “Decolonialising Migration Studies?”

Senior Assistant Professor and Deputy Director of the Institute of Asian Studies Koh Sin Yee co-organised a two-day workshop entitled “Decolonising Migration Studies?” with Professor Francis Collins (Waipapa Taumata Rau – University of Auckland) and Professor Brenda Yeoh (National University of Singapore).The workshop was held on 20-21 November 2023 at the Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore. It included an open panel session where Dr Koh presented a paper.The workshop explored the relationship between colonialism and migration studies and addressed the future of the field in a time of intellectual decolonisation.

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Postdoctoral Fellowships

Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) is offering postdoctoral fellowships. Applicants must apply to collaborate with a unit at UBD. The Institute of Asian Studies (IAS) welcomes such collaboration.Specific information about the fellowships is available here.To apply to collaborate with IAS, please visit our staff page to find a researcher who matches your research interests (https://ias.ubd.edu.bn/ias-staff/), and contact that researcher to inform him/her of your intent.You can then submit your curriculum vitae, a research proposal, and a list of your published works through the online application system: https://forms.office.com/r/c4Ez0czj3i.Thank you for considering Universiti Brunei Darussalam, and the Institute of Asian Studies. We look…

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IAS Researcher Gives TEDx Talk on Local Plant and Animal Names

Senior Assistant Professor Merlin F. Franco of the Institute of Asian Studies at Universiti Brunei Darussalam presented a TEDx Talk on “The Beauty of Local Plants and Animal Names.”In this engaging talk, Dr. Franco explains that although there are scientific names for plant and animal species, local names provide us with important insights and should be conserved as they are condensed forms of local knowledge and are a cultural heritage of immense relevance in contemporary times.Dr. Franco has been collaborating with various local communities in Brunei, India, Indonesia and Malaysia on research projects related to local ecological calendars, cultural landscapes,…

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IAS Researcher Participates in the Women RISE Asia Regional Learning Workshop

Senior Assistant Professor and Deputy Director of the Institute of Asian Studies Koh Sin Yee participated in the Asia Regional Learning Workshop held on 26-27 July 2023 at Monash University Malaysia.The workshop is part of the Women RISE Initiative, a Canadian initiative launched in March 2022 by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), in partnership with the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council SSHRC), to address the impacts of COVID-19.The workshop, co-organised by the Women RISE initiative, the Health Population Research Organization (HPRO) and Monash University Malaysia, aimed at encouraging knowledge exchange,…

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IAS Staff Promotion

IAS would like to congratulate Dr Chang-Yau Hoon’s promotion to Professor with effect from 03 December 2022. Professor Hoon joined IAS on 26 June 2016 as Associate Professor of Anthropology.Professor Hoon was the Director of Centre for Advanced Research from 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2022. He is currently also a Visiting Senior Fellow at ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute and Adjunct Research Fellow at the University of Western Australia.Dr. Hoon has held visiting positions at Nordic Institute of Asian Studies, Copehagen (2008), Centre for Strategic and International Studies, Jakarta (2003 & 2010), Fudan University, Shanghai (2017), Guangxi University for Nationalities,…

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IAS Invites Eminent Visiting Professor Luke Nottage

The Institute of Asian Studies at Universiti Brunei Darussalam (IAS @ UBD) recently invited Professor Luke Nottage of the University of Sydney Law School to UBD from 28 May until 2 June 2023 as an Eminent Visiting Professor.While at UBD, Professor Nottage presented a keynote lecture at an international symposium on “Academic Perspectives on Corruption and Foreign Direct Investment in the Asia-Pacific Region” that was co-hosted by IAS and the School of Business and Economics (SBE) at UBD.  Professor Nottage also gave lectures at the Brunei Darussalam Arbitration Centre (BDAC) and the Attorney General’s Chambers (AGC).On 30 May 2023, Professor…

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Online Writing Workshop for Southeast Asian Early Career Social Science Researchers Studying Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia is a region with diverse cultures and languages. Scholars based in Southeast Asia are relatively well-published in local journals in English and local languages. However, internationally recognised published research by Southeast Asian social science scholars who are based in the region is still limited. This is even more so for early career researchers (ECRs) who may lack the experience, exposure and confidence to disseminate their work to an international scholarly audience. At the same time, Southeast Asian ECRs based outside the region may also face challenges in publishing in internationally recognised journals due to language barriers. Moreover, the…

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