Transnational Scholarship in the Periphery: Reflections of an Anthropologist

Professor Wan Zawawi Ibrahim is an anthropologist who has published on a wide range of topics, from early work on the Malay peasantry to more recent writings on identity among the indigenous peoples of Sabah and Sarawak.

In early 2020, “Prof Wan,” as he is affectionately known, presented a seminar at Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) entitled “On the Making of Transnational Scholarship in the Periphery: Reflections of an Anthropologist.”

This was Prof Wan’s final seminar before retiring from his position as Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at UBD.

Dr. Wan was also a joint member of the Institute of Asian Studies (IAS) where he contributed over the years to publications in the IAS Working Paper Series and in the IAS/Springer “Asia in Transition” Book Series, and where he was a regular participant in the IAS Wednesday Seminar Series.

In this talk, Prof Wan reflects on his career as an anthropologist “making transnational scholarship on the periphery.”

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