Curriculum Vitae

PERSONAL DETAILS

DR. RUSASLINA BINTI IDRUS


ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES
(Role),(Level),(Duration)
  • Panel Penilai dan Penasihat, UMCARES, University Malaya, 01/08/2015 to 31/07/2017
  • Programme Coordinator, Faculty, 07/07/2014 to 31/08/2016
  • Ahli Jawatankuasa Kualiti Fakulti Sastera dan Sains Sosial, Faculty, 01/03/2013 to 28/02/2015
  • Ahli Jawatankuasa, Jawatankuasa Penyelidikan, Penerbitan, Persidangan dan Perundingan, Faculty, 01/02/2013 to 31/01/2014
  • Ahli Jawatankuasa Semakan Kurikulum Rancangan Pengajian Gender, Faculty, 04/12/2013 to present
  • Auditor, Audit Dalaman Universiti, University Malaya, 06/05/2013 to 23/09/2013
  • Ahli Jawatankuasa, Jawatankuasa Ijazah Dasar, Faculty, 15/01/2013 to present
ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION
(Qualification),(Field),(Institution),(Year)
  • PhD (Social Anthropology), ANTHROPOLOGY AND SOCIOLOGY, HARVARD UNIVERSITY, CAMBRIDGE
  • MA (Anthropology), ANTHROPOLOGY, HARVARD UNIVERSITY, CAMBRIDGE
  • MEnvSc (Ecology & Development), SOCIAL SCIENCES, UNIVERSITY OF YALE, NEW HAVEN
  • BSc (Natural Resource Management), SCIENCE, CORNELL UNIVERSITY, ITHACA
MEMBERSHIPS
(Organisation),(Role),(Duration),(Level)
  • National Chiao Tung University, Consultant, 2018 to 2019 (International)
  • Indonesia and the Malay World, Article Reviewer, 2018 to 2019 (International)
  • Institut Wanita Berdaya, Consultant, 2018 to 2018 (University)
  • UMCARES, Fellow, 2018 to 2018 (University)
SPECIALIZATION
(Area)
Area of Expertise
  • SOCIAL ANTHROPOLOGY (Gender, Political Ecology, Legal Anthropology, Indigenous peoples, Orang Asli, Women in history, Subaltern studies)
  • TEACHING
    (Course Title),(Level of Study),(Institution),(Academic Session)
    Teaching
  • AZEA3307 - GENDER AND SOSIAL WORK FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2012/2013 - 2 )
  • AZEA1104 - GENDER AND DEVELOPMENT, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2012/2013 - 2 )
  • AZEA1102 - GENDER, SOCIETY AND CULTURE, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2013/2014 - 1 )
  • PUBLICATIONS
    (Title of publication in APA style)
    Refereed Journals
    2019
    • Idrus, R. 2019. The Forgotten Voters: the Orang Asli in the Malaysia Baru. New Mandala: ANU. 29 May 2019. (Non-WoS/Non-SCOPUS)
    2018
    • Rusaslina Idrus. 2018. Becoming Arab: Creole histories and modern identity in the Malay world (Book review). Kajian Malaysia 36(2): 165 167. https://doi.org/10.21315/ km2018.36.2.8 (SCOPUS)
    2016
    • Idrus, R. Book review: Temiar Religion, 1964-2012: Enchantment, Disenchantment and Re-enchantment in Malaysia's Uplands, Singapore: NUS Press by Geoffrey Benjamin. Asian Journal of Social Science. (WoS)
    • Idrus, Rusaslina, 2016. Book review: Humanizing the Sacred: Sisters in Islam and the Struggle for Gender Justice in Malaysia by Azza Basaruddin. Contemporary Southeast Asia. Vol 38 (3):546-48 (WoS)
    • Idrus, Rusaslina. The Multicultural Hang Tuah: Cybermyth and Popular History Making in Malaysia. Indonesia and The Malay World. (17 February 2016) (WoS)
    2011
    • Idrus, R, 2011, The Discourse of Protection and the Orang Asli in Malaysia, in Kajian Malaysia, Vol. 29, No.1, Special Issue, Abdul Rahman Embong and Chin Yee Whah, Eds. Pp. 53-74 (SCOPUS)
    • Idrus, R, 2011, Review of Leaves of the Same Tree by Leonard Andaya, Sojourn. October 2011. Pp 345-348.
    • Idrus, R, 2011, Review of Submitting to God: Women and Islam in Urban Malaysia by Slyva Frisk, American Anthropologist, Pp 672-673 (WoS)
    2010
    • Idrus, R. 2010, Indigenous Rights and Citizenship in Malaysia, Political and Legal Anthropology Review, Vol.33, No.1, May 2010, pp. 89-108 (WoS)
    • Idrus, R, 2010, Invited commentary to "Indigeneity, Capitalism, and Countermovements" by Tania Li, Current Anthropology, Vol.51, No.3, June 2010, Pp.403-404 (WoS)
    Book
    2018
    • Overview of Women s and Gender Studies in Malaysia / Editors: Cecilia Ng, Rusaslina Idrus, and Lai Wan Teng
    Book Chapter
    2015
    • Thambiah, Shanthi; Zanisah Man; Rusaslina Idrus. 2015. Orang Asli Women Negotiating Education and Identity: Creating a Vision of the Self with Socially Available Possibilities. Edited by Kirk Endicott, NUS Press
    2014
    • Idrus, Rusaslina (2014), "Transforming the Orang Asli Development Policy" in Transforming Malaysia: Ideas for the Next Decade, Sanchita Basu and Lee Poh Onn, Eds. Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies.
    2013
    • Idrus, R. 2013. Left Behind: Orang Asli under the New Economic Policy in The New Economic Policy in Malaysia: Affirmative Action, Ethnic Inequality and Social Justice. Eds.Terence Gomez and Johan Saravanamuttu, SIRD, NUS Press and ISEAS Publication.
    • Idrus, R. 2013. Hang Tuah Revisited, in Figures of Southeast Asian Modernity, Barker et al. Eds. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press.
    2011
    • Idrus, R., 2011, Malays and Orang Asli: Contesting Indigeneity in Melayu: Politics, Poetics and Paradoxes of Race, Maznah Mohamad and Syed Muhd Khairudin Aljunied, Eds. Singapore: NUS Press
    1999
    • Idrus, R. and J. Nais. 1999, Country paper-Malaysia in Collaborative Management of Protected Areas in the Asian Region Oli, Krishna Prasad, Ed. Kathmandu: IUCN Nepal.
    Mass Media(Newspaper,Radio,TV,Popular Magazine)
    2013
    • The great dog debate revisited, 4 August 2013. The Malaysian Insider.
    • Keep calm and vote, 4 May 2013. Elections roundtable, Info Pilihanraya Malaysia.
    • Time to listen to the people, 15 April 2013, Elections roundtable, Info Pilihanraya Malaysia.
    2011
    • Interview on Indigenous land rights court case in Sarawak. Channel News Asia. 28 April 2011.
    2010
    • A village's fight against 'drowning' by development, 14 August 2010, Straits Times (Singapore)
    • This land is our land (Orang Asli land crisis), 6 May 2010, Malaysian Insider
    • Basic human rights for the Orang Asli, 10 March 2010, Malaysian Insider
    • Malaysia as a role model: what not to do, 15 Jan 2010, Malaysian Insider
    RESEARCH PROJECT
    (Project title),(Role),(Duration),(Level)
    High Impact Research (HIR)
  • Traditional Knowledge: Nurturing Indigenous Niches, R&D and Domestic Industries (henceforth " Traditional Knowledge Project"), Consultant, 2013 - 2015
  • SUPERVISION
    Postgraduate Student
    (Title of Thesis),(Name of Candidates),(Institution),(Academic Level)
    Ongoing
    • GENDER DIVISION OF LABOUR AND WOMEN'S DECISION-MAKING POWER IN COFFEE FARMING HOUSEHOLDS IN SOUTHERN LAOS, MALIPHONE DOUANGPHACHANH, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • SINGLISM IN MALAYSIA: CONSTRUCTING IDENTITIES AND NEGOTIATING SINGLEHOOD ON SOCIAL MEDIA (PROPOSAL), TAN JENNY, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • MY TRUTH MAKES YOU UNCONFORTABLE: ASIAN AND AFRICAN YOUTH REVOLT AND RECLAIM THE BODY (PROPOSAL), GNEI MEGHANA BAHAR, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • A GENDER ANALYSIS OF FARMERS' AGROBIODIVERSITY CHOICES AND PARTICIPATION IN DECISION MAKING IN SOUTH WEST BANGLADESH: TOWARDS UNDERSTANDING EMPOWERMENT IN VULNERABILITY, DOROTHY CHANDRALEKHA A/P CHANDRABALAN, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • SINGLISM IN MALAYSIA: CONSTRUCTING IDENTITIES AND NEGOTIATING SINGLEHOOD ON SOCIAL MEDIA (PROPOSAL), TAN JENNY, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • MY TRUTH MAKES YOU UNCONFORTABLE: ASIAN AND AFRICAN YOUTH REVOLT AND RECLAIM THE BODY (PROPOSAL), GNEI MEGHANA BAHAR, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY ACTIVITIES
    (Contribution to Society),(Duration),(Level)
    • Coordinator, Kedai Jalanan, 2021
    • Board of Directors, Pusat Sejarah Rakyat, 04/08/2013 to 31/12/2017
    • Coordinator and co-founder, Sejarah Wanita.org, 22/03/2013 to 31/12/2018
    • Coordinator and Founder, Mari Kita Membaca, 01/09/2010 to 31/12/2017
    AWARD AND STEWARDSHIP
    (Name of Award/Stewardship),(Awarding Institution),(Year Awarded),(Type of Award)
    • Anugerah Cemerlang UM 2019-Hadiah Khas , Universiity Malaya, 2019 (SERVICES)
    • Certificate of Excellent Service, University Malaya, 2017 (SERVICES)
    • Anugerah Cemerlang Universiti Malaya- Ketegori Jalinan Masyarakat, University Malaya, 2017 (SERVICES)
    • CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENT SERVICE, University of Malaya, 2017 (CERTIFICATE)
    • The Star Golden Heart Award, The Star Foundation, 2016 (SERVICES)
    • CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENT SERVICE, University of Malaya, 2016 (CERTIFICATE)