Curriculum Vitae

  • COMMITTEE MEMBERS, Faculty, 17/10/2022 to present
  • COMMITTEE MEMBERS, University Malaya, 07/01/2022 to present
  • COORDINATOR, University Malaya, 01/06/2021 to present
  • Academic Advisor, University Malaya, 13/09/2019 to 30/06/2022
  • COORDINATOR, University Malaya, 10/09/2019 to present
  • Wakil (Representative), University Malaya, 01/04/2019 to present
  • Research in Dance and Physical Education (RDPE), an English Journal of the Global Research Institute for Arts & Culture Education (G-ACE), Advisory Board, 2021 to present (International)
  • The Society for Dance Documentation and History, Associate Editor, 2020 to 2022 (International)
  • International Journal of Creative Industries (IJCREI), Editorial Board, 2020 to 2022 (International)
  • Institute of Dance & Media, Board Member, 2017 to 2021 (International)
  • Dance Studies Association, Member, 2019 to 2020 (International)
Area of Expertise
  • Dance/cultural studies, Dance Anthropology, Dance Sociology, Dance Education
    (Title of publication in APA style)
    • Chen X.Y., Ha S.W. (2022). Structural Process and Impacts of Mentoring Module in Ballet Certificate Program: A Case Study on CBTS Program, Royal Academy of Dance, Malaysia, Harmonia: Journal of Arts Research and Education. 22(1), 48-61. doi:10.15294/harmonia.v22i1.35245
    Refereed Journals
    • Ha, S. W. (2019). Dual Power Mechanism and Body Politics: Focusing on the Case Study of North Korean Restaurants in Thailand, 55. (Non-WoS/Non-SCOPUS)
    Book Chapter
    • Dance & Media (Published). Your Move (Second edit). (Dance & Media, Trans.). Chungnam: Chungnam National University Press (Original work published 2008).
    • Ha, S. W. (2020). Chapter 7 Dual body politics in North Korean restaurants in Malaysia and Thailand. In Dance & Media (Eds), Cultural Arts and Dance in South and North Korea. Chungnam: Chungnam National University Press.
    Article in Proceedings
    • Ha, S. W. (2020, Sep). Study on the Research Category and Trend of North Korean Dance for the Last 30 Years (1990-2020) : Living Achieves Exist? Discussant Paper presented at the 2020 Online Conference of the Society for Dance Documentation & History: "Dance History over the Borders," Seoul, South Korea.
    Mass Media(Newspaper,Radio,TV,Popular Magazine)
    • Ha, S. W. (2019). , K (Malaysian Youth, K-pop Dance Cover As Global Communication). Webzine Dance:In. Retrieved from
    • Ha, S. W. (2019, May). Written Interview: Academic Activities and Introduction to Dance Department, Cultural Centre, University of Malaya. Dance & People, 76-78.
    (Project title),(Role),(Duration),(Level)
    Others MOHE
  • Re-boosting M-MOOC with Community: Improving Cultural and Physical Practice in Participatory Online Setting Suruhanjaya Komunikasi dan Multimedia Malaysia (Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission) DIGITAL SOCIETY RESEARCH GRANT 2020, Principal Investigator(PI), 2020 - 2020 (National)
    Academic Adviser
    (Total of Student),(No. of Contact Hours),(Academic Session)
  • 20, 9, 2020/2021
  • Postgraduate Student
    (Title of Thesis),(Name of Candidates),(Institution),(Academic Level)
    • Bharathanatyam Training in the Diploma in Dance Programme at the Akademi Seni Budaya dan Warisan Kebangsaan (ASWARA), Karthini A/P K. Chandran, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • Analysis on Ballet Teacher Training Procedures: Focusing on the Royal Academy of Dance Certificate in Malaysia, Chen Xian Yuin, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • Research on Palace Dance Style in Han Dynasty, HE YALINZI, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • Effect of Contemporary Dance Lesson on Health Related Physical Fitness among Female Down Syndrome Children (ages 10 -12), FOONG MING MAK, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    UG Student/Clinical Fellowship
    (Title of Thesis),(Academic Session)
    • Degree Thesis Supervision, 2019/2020
    • Degree Thesis Supervision, 2020/2021
    (Contribution to Society),(Duration),(Level)
    • Workshop on Basic Design & Editing organized by Dance Department, Cultural Centre , 11/12/2020 to 11/12/2020
    • Dance Talk Event organized by DPAC & Dance Department, Cultural Centre, 29/10/2020 to 29/10/2020
    • Evergreen Dance Project: Community Engagement via Online organized by Dr. Sangwoo Ha and Mrs. Tan Chai Chen in Dance Department, Cultural Centre, 19/09/2020 to 10/10/2020
    • International Dance Day 2020 (Online) organized by Dance Department, Cultural Centre , 29/04/2020 to 29/04/2020
    • Academic committee_International Symposium hosted by JKKN & Dance Department, Cultural Centre , 18/11/2019 to 19/11/2019
    • Employability Talk Event organized by Dance Department, Cultural Centre, 31/10/2019 to 31/10/2019
    • Interactive lecture of Associate Prof. Dr. Hari Krishnan from U.S.A. organized by Dance Department, Cultural Centre , 22/07/2019 to 22/07/2019
    • Fieldwork Session for Community organized by RIC2007 Dance Education, 10/05/2019 to 10/05/2019
    • International Dance Day 2019 organized by Dance Department, Cultural Centre, 29/04/2019 to 29/04/2019
    Academic/Professional Services
  • Internal Examiner on Rowenna Soibin's Master Dissertation (VA), 11/10/2022 to 25/11/2022, University, (Internal Examiner)
  • Internal Examiner on Wong JYH Shying's Ph.D Thesis, 21/09/2022 to 04/11/2022, University, (Internal Examiner)
  • Internal Examiner on Mohd Hafzal bin Aziz's Master dissertation, 10/08/2022 to 24/09/2022, University, (Internal Examiner)
  • Internal Examiner on Chew Yea Hsuen's dissertation "The Commodification of Ballet through Competitions in the Klang Valley and Its Effects on Serious Leisure Participants", 21/04/2022 to 06/06/2022, University, (Internal Examiner)
  • Article Reviwer for the Korean Journal of Arts Studies, 28/02/2022 to 21/03/2022, International, (Reviewer)
  • CD_Yin Linna (Ph.D in Visual Arts), 15/02/2022 to 21/02/2022, University, (Internal Examiner)
  • Panel on Yang Yang (Ph.D in Dance)_Proposal defense, 08/02/2022 to 14/02/2022, University, (Internal Examiner)
  • Internal Examiner on Tan Chai Chen's Thesis, 07/02/2022 to 23/03/2022, University, (Internal Examiner)
  • Internal Examiner on Andrew Lgai Jamu's Hegemony and Resistance in the Practice of Ajat Indu in Sarawak, 07/02/2022 to 23/03/2022, University, (Internal Examiner)
  • Panel for Su Long (Ph.D student in Visual Arts), 20/01/2022 to 24/01/2022, University, (Internal Examiner)
  • Evaluation Activity
  • External Examiner in UPSI ResTar 21 Final Year Performance , 2021 to 2021 (Final Year Performance)
  • Internal Examiner - Tan Bee Hung (17201184) in Master of Dance (Coursework) - Screendance as choreographic research: Surveillance through the positionally of a choreographer, dancer and video editor , 2021 to 2021 (Project)
  • Chair and Internal Examiner - Wong Jyh Shyong (17198424/1) in Doctor of Philosophy (Dance) - Choreographing Objects in Two Miid-Length Contemporary Choreographies , 2021 to 2021 (Thesis)
  • Chair and Internal Examiner - S. Thavasakayam a/l Suppiah (17051426/1) in Doctor of Philosophy (Dance) - Questioning Tradition: An Analysis of Thanjavur Bani of Bharatanatyam , 2020 to 2020 (Thesis)
  • Chair and Internal Examiner - Shamima (17036690) in Doctor of Philosophy (Dance) - Identity and Visibility in Traditional Folk Dances of Bangladesh: Padmar Nachon and Behular Nachari, 2020 to 2020 (Thesis)
  • Chair and Internal Examiner - Chew Yee Hsuen (RGK180001) - The Commodification of Ballet Through Competitions in Klang Valley, 2020 to 2020 (Thesis)
  • Chair and Internal Examiner - Song Xiao (17043222/1) in Doctor of Philosophy (Dance) - China's Intangible Cultural Heritage: The Dances of the Fishermen's Festival, Rizhao City, China, 2020 to 2020 (Thesis)
  • External examiner in UPSI ResTar 20 Final Year Performance , 2020 to 2020 (Diploma Final Year Performance)
  • Chair and Internal Examiner - Sivagamavalli Selvarajan (RGK14001) in Master of Performing Arts (Dance) - The Influence of Fourth Wave Feminism on the Female Odissi Dancers in Malaysia , 2019 to 2019 (Thesis)
  • Chair and Internal Examiner - Syed Khairuzman Syed Zain (RGK14002) - Constructing Masculinity: A Study on Three Community Colorguard Troupes in Kuala Lumpur , 2019 to 2019 (Thesis)
  • Expert Linkages
    (Linkages Description),(Organisation),(Duration of Involvement),(Level)
  • Kelulusan Untuk Menjalankan Projek Penyelidikan Pelajar Bagi Kursus Ko-Kuriklum, GKI1001, University of Malaya, 2019 (University)
    (Project title),(Organisation),(Duration),(Role),(Level)
    • Postgraduate Workshop - Ethnomusicology and Ethnochoreology, Postgraduate Organization, FMSP, UPSI, 01/12/2020 to 01/12/2020 (National)
    (Title),(Event),(Date Presented),(Organiser),(Level)
  • Empowering K-pop Dance Competitors to Deconstruct Social Archetypes: Case Study in Malaysia, Nommensen International Conference on Creativity & Technology: Empowering, Culture, Nature and Technology for Social Well-Being, 20/09/2019 to 22/09/2019, University of HKBP Nommensen (International)
  • Chinese Dance and Their Identity Reinterpreted in Malaysia and Singapore, The 2021 Korean Society of Dance(KSD) Colloquium, 28/08/2021 to 28/08/2021, The Korean Society of Dance (International)
  • Dance: Arranging the Participatory Online Setting for Malaysian Community Engagement ( ), Colloquium Lecture by Dance & Media Research Institute, 16/04/2021 to 16/04/2021, Dance & Media Research Institute, South Korea (National)
  • Writing Animatedly by Tracing Inanimate Archives : North Korean Dance in South Korean Dance Field, The 21st Annual Association for Asian Performance (AAP) Conference, 02/08/2021 to 04/08/2021, Association for Asian Performance (AAP)  (International)
  • Chinese Diaspora and Their Transplanted Multicultural Sense in Contemporary Dance of Malaysia, DSA 2019 Conference, 08/08/2019 to 11/08/2019, Dance Studies Association (DSA) (International)
  • A Sanctuary to Deconstruct Gender Binary: K-pop Dance Competition in Malaysia, The 45th International Council for Traditional Music World Conference, 11/07/2019 to 17/07/2019, ICTM - International Council for Traditional Music World  (International)
  • Study on the Research Category and Trend of North Korean Dance for the Last 30 Years (1990-2020) : Living Achieves Exist?, The 2020 Online Conference of the Society for Dance Documentation & History: "Dance History over the Borders, 12/09/2020 to 13/09/2020, The Society for Dance Documentation & History (International)