PERSONAL DETAIL


ASSOCIATE PROF. DR. SHANTHI A/P THAMBIAH

Gender Studies
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
 
  79675667
  79675709
  shanthi@um.edu.my
 Gender Studies, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, W.Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
ResearcherID Link
  http://www.researcherid.com/rid/B-3963-2009

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION
(Qualification), (Institution).



PROFESSIONAL
(Organisation), (Role), (Year), (Level).


  • Cambridge Alumni, Life Member, 1990, (International)
  • Hull Alumni, Life Member, 1995, (International)
  • Southeast Asian Association for Gender Studies, Malaysian Branch (SAMA), , Life Member, 1996, (National)
  • Malaysian Social Science Association, Life Member, 1996, (National)
  • Southeast Asian Association for Gender Studies, Malaysian Branch (SAMA), Committee Member, 1996 to 1999, (National)
  • Malaysian Social Science Association, Committee Member, 1996 to 2002, (National)
  • Association of Women Graduates, M sia, Life Member, 1997, (National)
  • Chevening Alumni, M sia, Life Member, 1997, (National)
  • Fulbright Alumni, Member, 2003, (International)
  • National Council Of Senior Citizens, Associate Member, 2005 to 2006, (National)
  • NAM Institute for the Empowerment of Women, Committee, 2006, (National)
  • Panel Penasihat Kluster Penyelidikan ESRC, Advisor, 2016 to 2016, (University)
  • THE JOURNAL SARJANA, FACULTY OF ARTS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES, UNIVERSITY OF MALAYA, Chief Editor, 2017 to 2018, (University)
  • The Journal SARJANA, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Malaya, Chief Editor, 2018 to 2018, (University)
  • NEWNHAM COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE ALUMNI, Life Member, , (International)

ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES
(Role), (Level), (Start date),(End Date).


  • Deputy Dean of Higher Degree, Dean's Office, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, 01/09/2017 to 31/08/2018
  • Deputy Dean of Higher Degree, Dean's Office, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, 01/09/2016 to 31/08/2017
  • Deputy Dean of Higher Degree, Dean's Office, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, 01/09/2015 to 31/08/2016
  • Deputy Dean of Higher Degree, Dean's Office, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, 01/09/2014 to 31/08/2015
  • Acting Deputy Dean of Higher Degree, Dean's Office, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, 07/07/2014 to 31/08/2014
  • Head of Department, Gender Studies, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, 01/01/2012 to 31/08/2012
  • Interview Panel for Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Undergradaute Student Intake, Faculty,  
  • Wakil Fakulti di Mesyuarat Pengurusan Program Ijazah Tinggi, Universiti Malaya, University Malaya,  
  • Member of the managing talent discussion group, Policy and Strategy Unit, University of Malaya, University Malaya,  
  • Advisory Panel for the ESRC Research Cluster, University Malaya, 18/07/2016 to 31/12/2016 (To evaluate research grant application & and in strategic planning for the ESRC research cluster)
  • Member of the faculty's research ethics committee , Faculty, 04/09/2015 to 03/09/2016
  • Deputy Dean of Higher Degree, Faculty, 01/09/2015 to 31/08/2016
  • Quality Manager, Faculty, 08/07/2015 to 31/08/2016
  • Ahli jawatankuasa Sebutharga fakulti, Faculty, 01/11/2014 to 31/10/2015
  • Ipta Quality Assurance Section Manager, University Malaya, 01/09/2014 to 31/08/2015
  • Deputy Dean of Higher Degree, University Malaya, 01/09/2014 to 31/08/2015
  • Head Coordinator, Faculty, 01/09/2010 to 31/08/2012
  • Head Coordinator, Faculty, 13/08/2006 to 13/08/2007
  • Head Coordinator, Faculty, 13/08/2004 to 13/08/2006
  • Head Coordinator, Faculty, 13/08/2002 to 13/08/2004

AREAS OF EXPERTISE
(Area).


  • Social Anthropology and Gender Studies (cultural change, changing gender relations, changing gender roles in the family, gender and work)


RECENT SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
(Publication).


Book

2019
  • Thambiah, Shanthi & Nik Safiah Karim.(forthcoming) English-Malay Annotated Gender Glossary. pg 1-250 
  • Thambiah, Shanthi. ( sent for publication ), Culture as Adaptation: Change among the Bhuket of Sarawak , Ph.D. thesis 

2010
  • Thambiah, Shanthi & Raihanah Abdullah (eds). 2010. Doing Gender Studies and Selected Issues in the Study of Gender. Special Issue of the Journal SARJANA. Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Malaya. 

2007
  • Thambiah, Shanthi. 2007. Gender Mainstreaming in Development Planning: Concepts, Approaches, Strategies and Tools: A Course Module. Kuala Lumpur: NAM Institute for the Empowerment of Women, Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development. pg 1-162 (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)

1998
  • Thambiah, Shanthi and Rokiah Talib(eds). 1998. Gender, Budaya dan Masyarakat. Kuala Lumpur: Rancangan Pengajian Gender, Universiti Malaya. (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)
Chapter in Book

2019
  • Thambiah & tan (2019) Globalization and Increased Informalization of Labor: Women in the Informal Economy in Malaysia, in Mehrangiz N & Linda L. Lindey (eds), Women of Asia: Globalization, Development and Gender Equity. UK Taylor Francis Routledge 

2016
  • Thambiah, Shanthi. 2016. Malaysian Women in the Workforce and Poverty Eradication: Economic Growth with Equity, in Om Prakash Mathur (ed), State of the Urban Poor Report 2015: Gender and Urban Poverty. New Delhi: Oxford University Press 
  • Thambiah, Shanthi, Zanisah Man & Rusaslina Idrus. 2016. Orang Asli Women Negotiating Education and Identity: Creating a Vision of the Self with Socially Available Possibilities, in Kirk Endicott (ed), Malaysia's Original People:Past Present and Future of the Orang Asli, Singapore:NUS Press. 

2015
  • Thambiah, Shanthi. 2015. Mobile and Changing Livelihoods Constituting Gender among the Hunter- Gatherer Bhuket of Sarawak, in Ragnhild Lun, Philippe Doneys & Bernadette P. Resurreccion (eds), Gendered Entanglements: Revisiting Gender in Rapidly Changing Asia, Denmark: Nordic Institute of Asian Studies Press, NIAS 

2014
  • Tan Beng Hui & Thambiah, Shanthi. 2014. Women and inclusive growth in Malaysia. In Kamal Salih, Lee Hwok Aun & Muhammed Abdul Khalid (eds). Malaysia Human Development Report: Redesigning an inclusive future, pg 187-209. Kuala Lumpur: United Nations Development Programme, Malaysia 

2012
  • Thambiah, Shanthi. 2012. Between Malay Kinship and Islamic Marriages: Negotiating Polygamy from Past to Present in Malaysia, in Yoko Hayami, Junko Koizumi, Chalidaporn Songsampan & Ratana Tosakul (eds), The Family in Flux in Southeast Asia: Institutions, Ideology, Practice, Kyoto University Press and Silkworm Books. 

2009
  • Thambiah, Shanthi. 2009. The Paradoxes of Diversity and Commonality in Identity Formation: The Ethnicisation of the Bhuket of Sarawak in Lim Teck Ghee, Alberto Gomes and Azly Rahman (eds), Multiethnic Malaysia: Past, Present and Future, UCSI & SIRD, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, pg 323-345. 
  • Thambiah Shanthi 2009. Women\'s Contribution to the Malaysian Economy and Their Changing Roles: The Need for Gender Responsive Policies in Nungsari Ahmad Radhi and Suryani Senja Alias (eds), Readings on Development: Malaysia 2057.Uncommon Voices, Common Aspirations. Khazanah Merdeka Series, Khazanah Nasional , Kuala Lumpur. pg 229-240 

2008
  • Thambiah, Shanthi. (2008). Gender Studies Programme: University of Malaya in Cecilia Ng & Rasidah Shuib (eds), A Profile of Women and Gender Studies in Malaysia. Penang: Women\'s Development Research Centre, University Sains Malaysia (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)

2007
  • Thambiah, Shanthi. 2007. The Emergence of the Ethnic Category Bhuket: Diversity and the Collective Hunter-Gatherer Identity in Borneo in Sercombe, Peter & Sellato, Bernard (eds), Beyond the Green Myth: Borneo s Hunter-Gatherers in the 21st Century. Denmark: Nordic Institute of Asian Studies Press,NIAS, pg 91-109 (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)

2006
  • Thambiah, Shanthi, Carol Yong and Wong Yut Lin. 2006. Gender, Development and Population Dynamics: Its Implications on Malaysian Women , in Tey Nei Peng and Wong Yut Lin (eds), Our People Our Future. , Kuala Lumpur: Universiti Malaya Press. 

2005
  • Thambiah Shanthi. 2005. Dayaks , in Carl Skutsch (ed), Encyclopedia of the World\'s Minorities. UK: Routledge Taylor and Francis. 

2004
  • Thambiah, Shanthi. 2004. Country Institutional Report: Malaysia in Philip Bergstrom (ed), Women¿s/Gender Studies in Asia-Pacific. Bangkok: UNESCO. pg 302-316 (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)

2003
  • Thambiah, Shanthi & Haris Abd Wahab. 2003. , Types of Arguments: Inductive and Deductive Reasoning, in Md. Sidin Ahmad Ishak (ed), Thinking & Communication Skills: A Course Module. Kuala Lumpur: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Malaya. pg 75-84 (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)

2002
  • Thambiah, Shanthi. 2002. Labu Sayong, Songket, Batik, Gawai Dayak, Kuching, Pesta Menuai and Sarawak , in Levinson, David & Karen Christenson, et. al, (eds), Encyclopedia of Modern Asia. New York: Charles Scribner s Sons. 

1999
  • Thambiah, Shanthi.1999. Orang Asli Women and Men in Transition, in Jomo K.S. (ed), Rethinking Malaysia: Malaysian Studies I, Hong Kong: Asia 2000, . pg. 267- 292. 
  • Thambiah, Shanthi. 1999. Women and Work in the Information Age: Leveling the Playing Field in Malaysia? in Maimunah Ismail and Aminah Ahmad (eds), Women and Work: Challenges in Industrializing Nations, London: Asean Academic Press. pg. 81-105. (with Cecilia Ng Choon Sim) 

1998
  • Thambiah, Shanthi. 1998. Cultural Diversity and Indigenous Peoples, in Kua Kia Soong (ed), Mother Tongue Education of Malaysian Ethnic Minorities. Selangor: Dong Jiao Zong Higher Learning Centre. pg. 17-25. (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)
Article in Academic Journals

2019
  • Agha, S. S., Thambiah, S., & Chakraborty, K. (2019). Children’s agency in accessing for spaces of play in an urban high-rise community in Malaysia. Children's Geographies, 1-14. https://doi.org/10.1080/14733285.2019.1574335 (ISI-Indexed)

2018
  • Kabita Chakraborty & Shanthi Thambiah (2018) Children and young people's emotions of migration across Asia, Children's Geographies, DOI: 10.1080/14733285.2018.1503231 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Thambiah, Shanthi, Tijah Yok Chopil and Rosalind Leong Yoke Lian. Reclaiming the Eclipsed Female in the Sacred: Semai Women’s Religious Knowledge and Its Connection to Their Rights to the Land, in Malaysia. Bijdragen tot de Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde 174 (2018) 264-290 https://doi.org/10.1163/22134379-17402002 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Kabita Chakraborty, Shanthi Thambiah & Janarthani Aruguman (2018). Estate youth and complicated migration in Malaysia's oil palm plantations: the emotions of leaving and connecting back, Children's Geographies, https://doi.org/10.1080/14733285.2018.1479514 (ISI-Indexed)

2016
  • Thambiah, Shanthi (2016). Bhuket Material Culture and Kayan Stratification in Sarawak Malaysia: Mats and Baskets as Instruments of Social Differentiation. Vol 44, No. 130: 1-20 Indonesia and the Malay World http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13639811.2016.1189654 (ISI-Indexed)
  • Thambiah, S., Chakraborty, K., Sarker, R. 2016. Negotiating male gatekeeper violence in team-based research on Bangladeshi migrant women in Malaysia Gender Place and Culture (ISI-Indexed)
  • Thambiah, S. 2016. BHUKET MATERIAL CULTURE AND KAYAN STRATIFICATION IN SARAWAK, MALAYSIA Mats and baskets as instruments of social differentiation. Indonesia and the Malay World (ISI-Indexed)

2014
  • Y.L. Wong, S. Thambiah, D. Spitzer, S.S.H. Nudin. Physical & Psychosocial Stressors, Buffers & Resilience Affecting Health of Female Foreign Domestic Workers (FDW). Int. J. Behav. Med. 2014, 21 (Suppl 1):S190-191. (abstract) (ISI-Cited Publication) (ISI-Indexed)

2012
  • Thambiah, Shanthi. (2012). Book Review. Brooks, Ann and Theresa Devesahayam (2011). Gender, Emotions and Labour Markets: Asian and Western Perspective. London: Routledge, in Asian Journal of Social Sciences, 40 (2012), 268-269. (ISI-Cited) (ISI-Indexed)

2010
  • Shanthi Thambiah. 2010. The Development and Growth of the Gender Studies Program at the University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, SARJANA, Vol. 25 , Number 3,(special issue), November 2010, pg 7-26 (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)
  • Ruhana Padzil, Shanthi Thambiah, Pauline I Erera & Maimuna Hamid Merican. 2010. Motivation to do Gender Studies and its Impact on Employment and Graduate Studies: A Study of the Graduates of the Gender Studies Program, University of Malaya, SARJANA, Vol. 25 (special issue), Number 3, November 2010, pg 43-54 (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)
  • Mohammad Redzuan Othman & Shanthi Thambiah. 2010. Doing Gender Studies and Selected Issues in the Study of Gender: An Introduction, SARJANA, Vol. 25 (special issue), November 2010, pg 1-5 (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)
  • Thambiah, S. 2010. The Productive and Non-(Re) productive Women: Sites of Economic Growth in Malaysia. Asian Women (ISI-Indexed)
  • Thambiah, Shanthi. (2010) The Productive and Non-(Re) productive Women: Sites of Economic Growth in Malaysia, Asian Women, Summer 2010, Vol. 26 No 2. pg 49-76 (ISI-Cited Publication) (ISI-Indexed)

2006
  • Thambiah, Shanthi.2006. A Book Review of Anthony R. Walker, (ed). Leadership, Justice and Politics at the Grassroots (Contributions to Southeast Asian Ethnography, No. 12, 2004), Columbus, Ohio, in the Journal Asia Anthropologist, Vol 5, 2006, pp. 186- 189. Hong Kong: the Chinese University Press. (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)

2000
  • Thambiah, Shanthi.2000. Trends in Women\'s Studies and Gender Studies in Malaysia, Journal of Asian Women s Studies, Kitakyushu Forum on Asian Women. December 2000, Vol. 9, pp. 86-93 (in English and Japanese) (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)
  • Thambiah, Shanthi.2000. A Book Review of Ng, Choon Sim Cecilia, 1999, Positioning Women in Malaysia: Class and Gender in an Industrializing State. London: Macmillan Press Ltd, in Gender, Technology and Development. Vol 4(2), 2000, pp. 291-295 New Delhi/Thousand Oak/London: Sage Publications.(Scopus Cited Publication) (SCOPUS-Indexed)

1999
  • Thambiah, Shanthi. 1999. Transcending Gender Roles in the Domestic Realm: Some Emerging Trends among Malaysian Families, Asian Women. December 1999 Vol. 9, pg. 125-150. (with Rokiah Talib)(ISI-Cited Publication) (ISI-Indexed)

1998
  • Thambiah, Shanthi. 1998. Redefining Feminism , Woman At Work, Aug/September 1998, pp. 18-19. 

1997
  • Thambiah, S. 1997. Household formation and egalitarian gender relations among the Bhuket of central Borneo. Asian Journal of Womens Studies (ISI-Indexed)
  • Thambiah Shanthi. 1997. Household Formation and Egalitarian Gender Relations among the Bhuket of Central Borneo , Asian Journal of Women Studies. Vol. 3 No. 3 1997 pp. 101-126. (ISI/SCOPUS-Cited Publication) (ISI/SCOPUS Indexed Publication)
Proceeding

2016
  • Thambiah, Shanthi. 2016. Gender in Southeast Asia: A Fluid, Contested and Negotiable Conceptual Field. Proceedings of the International Conference of ISEAS/BUFS: Revisiting and Reconstructing Southeast Asian Characteristics. pg 27-39 (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)

2011
  • Thambiah, Shanthi, Maimuna Hamid Merican & Ruhana Padzil. 2011. Teaching Gender and Social Justice at the University of Malaya, Malaysia, Bellagio Compendium ¿ www.catunescomujer.org/catunesco- mujer/documents/bellagio_compendium_9_dec_final.pdf#pag e=56 Pg 56-69 

2010
  • Thambiah, Shanthi (2010) Fertility Decline and Transformation of Intimacy in Malaysia and Japan: A Comparative Study, Proceedings of the Regional Workshop for the Asian Public Intellectual, Osaka, Japan (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)

2006
  • Thambiah, Shanthi. 2006. Work, Family and Gender in Malaysia: Women\'s Employment and its Consequence for the Economy and the Family , in Jamilah Ariffin (ed), Facing Up to Global Challenges: Building Resilient Families and Caring Communities in a Troubled World. Johor: APFAM& YPK. pg 334-352 (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)

2002
  • Thambiah, Shanthi. 2002. Dampak Globalisasi Terhadap Budaya Pribumi: Pessimism Sentimental, in Mohd. Yusof Kasim and Sabihah Osman (eds), Sabah dan Sarawak dalam Arus Globalisasi, IKMAS, Bangi: UKM Press, pg 119-125 (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)

2000
  • Thambiah, Shanthi. 2000. Collective Representation and Individual Experience: The Bhuket of Sarawak and the Individuation of their Religion in Borneo 2000, Michael Leigh (ed), Proceedings of the Sixth Biennial Borneo Research Conference,. Kuching: Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, pg 330-355. (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)
Monograph

2011
  • Thambiah, Shanthi and Ibrahim Ismail (eds). 2011. Vivienne SM. Angeles, A Case for Inter-Civilizational Dialogue: Labour Migration, Islam and Gender Roles in a Muslim Community in the Philippines, Monograph Series, Centre for Civilisational Dialogue, No. 21, 2011, pg 1-46. (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)
Technical Report

2005
  • Thambiah, Shanthi. 2005. Article 11 on Employment and Article 13 on Social and Economic Rights in Malaysian Non Governmental Organisations Shadow Report: Reviewing the Government\'s Implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), Kuala Lumpur:NCWO (with Maria Chin Abdullah, Cecilia Ng, Jean Lim, Norlaila Aslah) (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)

2002
  • Thambiah, Shanthi. 2002. Single Mothers: Survivors of Domestic Violence. Petaling Jaya: Women s Aid Organisation. (with Shoba Aiyar, Nathalie Plante, Jessie Ang, Azlina Mohd. Lazim, Sundandara S. Nathan, Vijayaledchumy Ramanathan and Wong Yut Lin) 
Translations

1998
  • Thambiah, Shanthi.1998. Feminisme dan Epistemologi: Pewarisan Ilmu untuk Masa Depan? , in Rokiah Talib & Thambiah, Shanthi (eds), Gender, Budaya dan Masyarakat. Kuala Lumpur: Rancangan Pengajian Gender, Universiti Malaya. pg. 222-247. Translated from John Holmwood\'s Feminism and Epistemology: What Kind of Successor Science? , Sociology, Vol 29 No. 3 August 1995 pgs 411-428. (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)
  • Thambiah, Shanthi.1998. Keibubapaan dan Hubungan Intim, in Rokiah Talib & Thambiah, Shanthi. (eds) Gender, Budaya dan Masyarakat.Kuala Lumpur: Rancangan Pengajian Gender, Universiti Malaya.pg 56-85.Translated and Adapted from Lynn Jamieson\'s Parenting and Intimacy (chapter 3) in Intimacy: Personal Relationships in Modern Societies, Cambridge: Polity Press. 1998, pg 43-62. (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)
  • Thambiah, Shanthi.1998. Pembentukan Isi Rumah dan Hubungan Gender yang Egalitarian di Kalangan Masyarakat Bhuket di Borneo Tengah , in Rokiah Talib & Thambiah, Shanthi (eds), Gender, Budaya dan Masyarakat, Kuala Lumpur: Rancangan Pengajian Gender, Universiti Malaya. pg. 32-55 translated from Shanthi Thambiah\'s \"Household Formation and Egalitarian Gender Relations among the Bhuket of Central Borneo\", Asian Journal of Women\'s Studies. Vol 3. No. 3 1997, pg 101-126. (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)
Mass Media(Newspaper,Radio,Tv,Popular Magazine)

2008
  • Television program. 2008. Fast Forward RTM 1 - Women Voters - 19 February 2008 

2006
  • Television Program. 2006. Debat Perdana RTM 1 - Dimensi Gender Dalam Acuan Rancangan Malaysia Ke-9 - 13 August 2006 

2004
  • Thambiah, Shanthi. 2004. Women in a Changing Country (Book Review). The Star 11 July 2004 
  • Thambiah, Shanthi. 2004. Halangan untuk Dekatkan Wanita dengan Kuasa MASSA. 3-9 April 2004. 
  • Thambiah, Shanthi. 2004. Apa Makna Keputusan Pilihanraya 2004 . Edisi Khas MASSA 27 March-2 April 

2002
  • Television Program. 2002. Minda Wanita RTM 1 - Sekadar di Pinggiran. August 2002 
  • Television Program. 2002. Minda Wanita RTM 1- Impian dan Harapan. Disember 2002 

2000
  • Thambiah, Shanthi. 2000. Toil of the Migrant Women . The Star (Millennium Markers) 18 September 2000. 

1999
  • Thambiah, Shanthi. 1999. Enter Imperialism: The White Rajah and the Great Kajang Massacre . The Star (Millennium Markers) 9 August 1999. 
  • Thambiah, Shanthi. 1999. Formation of Identity in Sarawak . The Star (Millennium Markers) 4 October 1999 
  • Thambiah, Shanthi. 1999. Towards a More Human Future . The Star (Millennium Markers) 21 December 1999. 
  • Thambiah, Shanthi. 1999. Drawing on Native Notions of Time . The Star (Millennium Markers) 12 July 1999. 
List of Written Works That Have Not Been Published

2009
  • Thambiah, Shanthi, Rethinking Kinship and Gender Theories: An Examination of the Orang Asli Notions of Relatedness 
  • Thambiah, Shanthi, Experiencing the Politics of Location and Locating the Politics of Experience: Post-coloniality and Doing Anthropology in Malaysia 
  • Thambiah, Shanthi. Women, Families and Economic Restructuring in Malaysia and Singapore: A Reflection of Two Gendered Societies 
Other Media(Tape,Video,Internet)

2018
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXL7PDcj0rg 
Others

2018
  • Thambiah, Shanthi (2018). Family Policies for Social Inclusion in Asia with a Gender Perspective, Paper presented at the Expert Group Meeting on “Family Policies and Inclusive Societies”, Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), Division for Social Policy and Development, United Nations, New York, 15-16 May 2018 (youtube from minutes 40.35 to 54.00) 

2017
  • 21ST MALAYSIAN EDUCATION SUMMIT 2017 “Education Reset: Changing with the Times”, 28-29th March 2017, SUMMIT REPORT 

AREAS OF RESEARCH
(Project title), (Role), (From)-(Until), (Level), (Source).


  • Refugee Women And Girls - Key To The Global Compact of Refugees, Principal Investigator(PI), 2019 - 2021, International Funding, (International)
  • Family History And The Historiography Of Southeast Asia: Missing Links And Future Dialogues Across Disciplines, Consultant, 2018 - 2019, RU Geran - Fakulti Program, (National)
  • Heritage As A Process And Meaning Making: The Betel Leaves And Betel Quid In Malay Society, Principal Investigator(PI), 2017 - 2019, Bantuan Khas Penyelidikan (BKP Special), (National)
  • Heritage As A Process And Meaning Making: The Betel Leaves And Betel Quid In Malay Society (22/12/2017 to 21/04/2019) Project No : BKS097-2017, Principal Investigator(PI), 2017 - 2019, Bantuan Kecil Penyelidikan (BKP), (National)
  • RECONCEPTUALIZING MATERIAL CULTURE HERITAGE MANAGEMENT: SALVAGING THE WEAVING ART OF TIKAR AND KELARAI AMONG THE JAKUN OF KAMPUNG PETA, JOHOR, Co-Investigator, 2017 - 2019, Bantuan Kecil Penyelidikan (BKP), (National)
  • Translational Domestic Workers, Gender, Kinship And Relatedness In Malaysia Under The Mobility As Further Described In The Application, Principal Investigator(PI), 2016 - 2019, International Funding, (International)
  • Transnational Domestic Workers, Gender, Kinship and Relatedness in Malaysia, Principal Investigator(PI), 2016 - 2017, International Funding, (International)
  • Women's Migration From and Across Asia for Work: Histories, Emotions and Relationships in Negotiating with the Normative, Principal Investigator(PI), 2014 - 2015, Peruntukan Universiti Penyelidikan, (International)
  • Women's Migration From And Across Asia For Work, Principal Investigator(PI), 2013 - 2015, RU Geran, (National)
  • Geran Sanjungan Penyelidikan - Mo004-2013, Principal Investigator(PI), 2013 - 2015, Others MOHE, (National)
  • The Everyday Lives of Bangladeshi Female Migrant Workers in Malaysia: Negotiating Identity and Mobility, Consultant, 2012 - 2013, Geran Penyelidikan Universiti Malaya (UMRG) - SBS (Equitable Society), (University)
  • CHANGING ORDERS: GENDER, LIVELIHOODS, RESOURCE RIGHT AND NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, Principal Investigator(PI), 2011 - 2014, International Funding, (International)
  • CHANGING GENDER ROLES: BANGLADESHI MIGRANT WORKERS IN MALAYSIA, , 2010 - 2011, Postgraduate Research Grant (PPP) - Research, (National)
  • WHEN HOME IS NETWORKED FOR WORK: A STUDY OF ICT ENABLED HOME-BASED WORK AMONG WOMEN IN MALAYSIA, Principal Investigator(PI), 2009 - 2011, Geran Penyelidikan Universiti Malaya (UMRG), (National)
  • CHANGING GENDER ROLES : BANGLADESH MIGRANT WORKERS IN MALAYSIA, , 2009 - 2010, Postgraduate Research Grant (PPP) - Research, (National)
  • MIGRATION AND SOCIAL CHANGE: A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF INDIAN PLANTATION WORKERS, Principal Investigator(PI), 2009 - 2011, Geran Penyelidikan Universiti Malaya (UMRG), (National)
  • Fertility Decline and Transformation of Intimacy in Malaysia and Japan: A Comparative Study, Principal Investigator(PI), 2008 - 2009, The Nippon Foundation Fellowship for Asian Public Intellectuals , (International)
  • Foreign Domestic Workers in Malaysia: Exploring the Intersections of Gender, Migration and Health, Co-Investigator, 2008 - 2014, Ministry of Health, Malaysia & University of Ottawa, (International)
  • FOREIGN DOMESTIC WORKERS: IMPACT ON MALAYSIAN FAMILIES AND GENDER RELATIONS, Principal Investigator(PI), 2007 - 2008, MOSTI-Science Fund, (National)
  • A Study of Poverty, Economic Activities and Livelihood Strategies from a Gender Perspective in the Loagan Bunut National Park, Sarawak., Co-Investigator, 2007 - 2008, Center for Poverty and Development Studies, (National)
  • The Impact of Gender Studies on Work, Life and Relationships: A Study of the Graduates of the Gender Studies Programme, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Malaya, Co-Investigator, 2007 - 2008, Short Term Research Fund (Vote F)(PJP), (National)
  • National Research Project : A Study on the Impact of Polygamy on the Quality of Family Life Amongst Muslims in Malaysia, Co-Investigator, 2007 - 2011, Global Fund for Women, (International)
  • A Study on the Impact of Polygamy on the Quality of Family Life Among Muslims in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor, Malaysia, Principal Investigator(PI), 2006 - 2008, Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS), (National)
  • A STUDY ON THE IMPACT OF POLYGAMY ON QUALITY OF FAMILY LIFE, Principal Investigator(PI), 2006 - 2008, Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS), (National)
  • Boys Underachieving in Malaysia, Principal Investigator(PI), 2005 - 2005, Commonwealth of Learning, (International)
  • Gender and Material Culture in Sarawak, Principal Investigator(PI), 2001 - 2002, , (National)
  • Mothers Matter: Orang Asli Maternal Health and the Future of the Next Generation, Principal Investigator(PI), 2001 - 2002, Short Term Research Fund (Vote F)(PJP), (National)
  • The Devolution of Egalitarian Gender Culture and its Consequences On Orang Asli Children s Gender Typing in the Urban Fringes, Principal Investigator(PI), 2000 - 2001, Short Term Research Fund (Vote F)(PJP), (National)
  • Transcending Gender Roles in the Domestic Realms: Some Emerging Trends among Malaysia Families, Principal Investigator(PI), 1997 - 1998, Short Term Research Fund (Vote F)(PJP), (National)
  • Orang Asli Women and Men in Transition: A Study in Male and Female Adaptation to Development, Principal Investigator(PI), 1996 - 1997, Short Term Research Fund (Vote F)(PJP), (National)
  • Indigenous Women and Changing Gender Relations (Orang Asli and the Natives of Sarawak)
  • Gender, Family and Work
  • The Changing Policy Domain and its Impact on Women

CONSULTATION PROJECT/CONSULTANCY
(Project title), (Role), (From)-(Until), (Organisation).


  • The National Indian Blueprint, 2017-2017, MInistry of Health
  • Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation (HUPA), Government of India, together with the support of the GoI-DFID Project, Support to National Policies for Urban Poverty Reduction (SNPUPR) publication - State of the Urban Poor in India., 2015-2015, Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation (HUPA), Government of India
  • National Human Development Report, 2013-2013, UNDP and EPU
  • Study to Support the Development of National Policies and Programmes to Increase and Retain the Participation of Women in the Malaysian Labour Force, 2012-2012, UNDP & Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development
  • Gender Focal Points Training 1&2, 2011-2011, Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development -NIEW
  • Millennium Development Goal - MDG 3 Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women, 2010-2010, UNDP & EPU
  • National Action Plan to Empower Single Mothers, 2009-2009, UNDP & JPW, Kementerian Wanita, Keluarga dan Pembangunan Masyarakat
  • Gender Mainstreaming in Development Planning: Concepts, Approaches, Strategies and Tools, 2007-2007, NAM Institute for the Empowerment of Women,Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development
  • Gender Mainstreaming in Development Planning, 2006-2006, NAM Institute for the Empowerment of Women,Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development
  • Issue and Strategy Paper on Gender Mainstreaming Employment and Human Resource Development (for consideration in the Ninth Malaysia Plan), 2005-2005, Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development & UNDP
  • CEDAW Shadow Report, 2004-2004, National Council of Women's Organisations (NCWO)
  • National Report (draft) on the Measures Adopted by Malaysia to Give Effect to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), 1997-1997, Government of Malaysia (HAWA)

AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS
(Name of Award), (Awarding Institution), (Year Awarded), (Level).


  • Excellence Service Award, University Malaya, 2015, (University)
  • Visiting Senior Research Fellow, Asia Research Institute, National Universty of Singapore, 2013, (International)
  • Excellence Service Award, University Malaya, 2011, (University)
  • Certificate of Excellent Service, University Malaya, 2008, (University)
  • Asian Public Intellectual Fellowship, University of Kyoto, Nippon Foundation Fellowship, 2008, (International)
  • Certificate of Excellent Service, University Malaya, 2005, (University)
  • Certificate of Excellent Service, University Malaya, 2003, (University)
  • Fulbright Malaysian Scholar Award, University of California, Berkeley, Bureau of Educational Cultural Affairs of The United States of America and The Department of State, 2002, (International)
  • Divisional Visiting Fellow Research Unit for The Study of Societies in Change (Russic), Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia, 2001, (International)
  • The Evans Fund Field Research Award (for Ph.D), Department of Anthropology, University of Cambridge, 1991, (International)
  • The Aubrey Jaspan Field Research Award (for Ph.D), Centre for Southeast Asian Studies, University of Hull, U.K., 1991, (International)
  • The Emslie Horniman Award (for Ph.D), The Royal Anthropological Institute, U.K., 1991, (International)
  • The University of Hull Overseas Student Award (for Ph.D), The University of Hull, Uk, 1991, (International)
  • The British High Commissioner Schevening Award(for P.Hd), The British High Commissioner, British Council, 1991, (International)
  • Cambridge Commonwealth Trust Award (Oda) (for M.Phil Degree), University of Cambridge, 1988, (International)
  • University of Malaya Senior Scholarship (Merit), University of Malaya, 1987, (University)

PRESENTATIONS
(Title), (Event), (Date Presented), (Organiser), (Level).


INVITED SPEAKER
  • The Economic Position of Malaysian Women in the Information Era (with Cecilia Ng Choon Sim), Empowering Women in the Information Era, 1996-11-18 to 1996-11-20, Center for Korean Women and Politics, (International)
  • Women and Development, Programme for Enhancing the Self- Identity of undergraduate female students, organised by the Student s Bureau of the Malay Language Society , 1997-07-13 to 1997-07-13, University of Malaya, (University)
  • The Question of Cultural Diversity and Mother Tongue Education of Indigenous Peoples: An Anthropological Perspective, Seminar on Mother Tongue Education of Ethnic Minorities in Malaysia: Problems and Prospects, 1997-11-01 to 1997-11-02, Dong Jiao Zong Higher Learning Centre, (National)
  • The Impact of Globalisation on Indigenous Culture: Sentimental Pessimism, Seminar 35 Years of Sabah and Sarawak s Independence in Malaysia, 1998-12-07 to 1998-12-08, IKMAS, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, (National)
  • Changing Perspectives on Women, Gender and Development: The Quest for Human Futures, Seminar on Alternative Development and Strategies, 1999-10-09 to 1999-10-09, Women s Development Collective, (National)
  • Trends in Women s Studies and Gender Studies in Malaysia, 2000 International Symposia on Multidimensional Shifts in Education Space, 2000-03-27 to 2000-03-31, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan
  • Resettlement due to the Bakun dam Project and its Impact on the Bhuket Economy, Workshop on Community Profiles of Ethnic Minorities in Sarawak, 2000-05-26 to 2000-05-27, Centre for Modern Management, Kuching, (National)
  • The Ungendered God: An Investigation into Gender Relations in Semai Religion and Cosmology (with Tijah Yok Chopil and Rosalind Leong), National Seminar: Wanita Malaysia dalam Alaf Baru, 2000-09-16 to 2000-09-17, South East Asian Association for Gender Studies (SAMA) , (National)
  • Diversity and the Collective Hunter-Gatherer Identity in Borneo: The Ethnic Category Bhuket, Humanities Divisional Seminar, 2001-10-05 to 2001-10-05, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia, (International)
  • Development and Resettlement: Undoing the Intelligent Economic Adaptation of the Bhuket of Sarawak, RUSSIC Seminar, 2001-10-19 to 2001-10-19, Research Unit for the Study of Societies in Change, RUSSIC , (International)
  • Doing Ethnographic Research in Malaysia, Department of Anthropology Seminar, 2002-03-04 to 2002-03-04, Department of Anthropology, Oregon State University
  • The Hunter-gatherers of Borneo: The Paradoxes of Diversity and Commonality in Identity Formation , Department of Anthropology Seminar, 2002-03-05 to 2002-03-05, Department of Anthropology, Oregon State University, (International)
  • Hunter-gatherers of Borneo: The Paradoxes of Diversity and Commonality in Identity Formation, Department of Anthropology and Asian Studies Seminar, 2002-04-18 to 2002-04-18, Department of Anthropology and Asian Studies
  • Nyenang the Ungendered Semai Supreme Being: Reclaiming the Eclipsed Female in the Sacred, Department of Anthropology Seminar, 2002-04-23 to 2002-04-23, Department of Anthropology, Keene State College, New Hampshire, USA, (International)
  • Perspektif Gender dalam Keluarga, Seminar Keganasan Rumahtangga, 2002-07-15 to 2002-07-17, Institut Latihan Kehakiman dan Perundangan, Jabatan Perdana Menteri
  • Gender Studies at the University of Malaya, Women s Studies/Gender Studies Programmes in the Asia Pacific Region, 2003-12-13 to 2003-12-13, RUSHSAP, UNESCO, Bangkok
  • Malaysia s Achievements on Education and Gender MDGs, International Conference on Achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in Malaysia, UNDP, 2005-01-28 to 2005-01-29, UNDP, (International)
  • Theorizing about War, Militarism and Peace from a Gender Perspective, Women in Times of Armed Conflict and Peace, 2005-03-14 to 2005-03-15, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
  • Changing Gender Relations and Family in Malaysian Modern Life, Dampak Globalisasi Terhadap Relasi Gender dan Struktur Keluarga, 2006-01-17 to 2006-01-20, Kementerian Pendayaan Wanita, Indonesia, (International)
  • Women in Decision Making Positions in Malaysia, National Seminar on International Women s Day, Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development, 2006-03-08 to 2006-03-08, Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development
  • What are the benefits for women in the Ninth Malaysia Plan, ASLI Convention on the Ninth Malaysian Plan, 2006-04-28 to 2006-04-28, ASLI, (National)
  • Gender Sensitivity in reporting about women and health, ARROW-FIGO workshop on Gender and the Health (for the media), 2006-11-04 to 2006-11-04, ARROW-FIGO , (International)
  • How to do Literature Review, Rsearch methodology Seminar for post-graduate students Faculty of Law, UM , 2007-01-18 to 2007-01-18, Faculty of Law, UM , (University)
  • Women in decision making positions in the private/corporate secto, SWAM International Women s Day Conference Shell Malaysia (SWAN) , 2007-03-08 to 2007-03-08, Shell Malaysia (SWAN), (International)
  • Isu-isu sosial, ekonomi dan perlindungan tenaga kerja domestik Indonesia di Malaysia, Seminar Perlindungan Tenaga Kerja Indonesia di Malaysia Anjuran Dewan Perwakilan Luar Negeri Malaysia, 2007-04-22 to 2007-04-22, PENITA, (National)
  • Women in decision making positions and transformational leadership, Forum Women Striking the Balance in Contemporary Malaysia , 2007-07-26 to 2007-07-26, Jabatan Pembangunan Wanita, Kementerian Pembangunan Wanita, Keluarga dan Masyarakat , (National)
  • Communicating Women's Issues in a Multi-Cultural Society, Seminar on Communicating Women's Issues in a Multi-Cultural Society, 2007-07-30 to 2007-07-30, Institute of Public Relations Malaysia & Minstry of Women, Family and Community Development , (National)
  • Philosophy and Human Capital Development Enhancement; Philosophy and Gender, Seminar on Philosophy East and West, 2007-12-17 to 2007-12-17, Centre for Civilizational Dialogue, University of Malaya , (University)
  • The Impact of Polygamy on the Quality of Family Life Among Muslims in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor, Malaysia, Centre for South East Asian Studies Seminar Series, 2008-02-04 to 2008-02-09, Centre for South East Asian Studies, University of Kyoto, (International)
  • Tahap Kesihatan dan Pemakanan Wanita Orang Asli: Satu Aspek Penerusan Kemiskinan Antara Generasi, Workshop on Orang Asli Health , 2008-02-26 to 2008-02-26, Center for Poverty and Development Studies Faculty of Economics and Administration, UM , (National)
  • Beginning a Research Project and Doing the Literature Review, Research Methodology Workshop, 2008-03-29 to 2008-03-29, Faculty of Law, University of Malaya, (University)
  • The Impact of Gender Studies on Work, Life and Relationships: A Study of the Graduates of the Gender Studies Programme, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Malaya, UNESCO WOMEN S STUDIES AND GENDER RESEARCH NETWORKING CONFERENCE Bangkok, 9-13 February 2009 , 2009-02-09 to 2009-02-13, UNESCO, (International)
  • Gender Equality and Pay Equality at Work: National and Regional Experiences and Mechanism, Ministry of Human Resources & ILO Seminar, 2009-04-20 to 2009-04-21, Ministry of Human Resources & ILO, (International)
  • Motherhood and Work-Life Balance, Seminar wanita NUTP, 2009-08-15 to 2009-08-15, NUTP, (National)
  • Building multi-cultural dialogue in the women s movement in Malaysia, Conference on the Role of NGOs in Promoting Dialogue Across Values and Cultures, 2009-08-19 to 2009-08-19, Centre for Civilisational Dialogue, (National)
  • Men as Providers and Protectors of Women in Islam: The Need for Evidence Based Rethinking of Qiwamah, Conceptual Workshop on Developing an Egalitarian Understanding of Qiwamah and Wilayah, Amman, Jordan, 2011-11-24 to 2011-11-26, Musawah, (International)
  • Women and Inclusive Growth: Progress and Challenges, NCWO Forum, 2015-08-24 to 2015-08-24, National Council of Women's Organisations (NCWO), (National)
  • Gender in Southeast Asia a Fluid, Contested and Negotiable Conceptual Field, International Conference of ISEAS/BUFS: Revisiting and Reconstructing Southeast Asian Characteristics, 2016-05-26 to 2016-05-28, Institute for Southeast Asian Studies (BUFS), (International)
  • Strengthening Gender Diversity in STEM, 21st Malaysian Education Summit 2017: Education Reset: Changing with the Times, 2017-03-28 to 2017-03-29, ASLI- Asian Strategic & Leadership Institute, (National)
  • FAMILY POLICIES FOR SOCIAL INCLUSION IN ASIA WITH A GENDER PERSPECTIVE, Expert Group Meeting on "Family policies for inclusive societies", 2018-05-15 to 2018-05-16, Division for Social Policy and Development, United Nations, (International)
  • Gender in Southeast Asia a Fluid, Contested and Negotiable Conceptual Field , Special Seminar: Frontiers of Gender Studies in Asia, 2018-11-24 to 2018-11-29, Gender Equality Promotion Committee, CSEAS, Kyoto University, (International)
  • The Development and Growth of the Gender Studies Program at the University of Malaya, The 4th Seminar on Gender Issues in Academia, 2018-11-24 to 2018-11-29, Gender Equality Promotion Committee, Center for South East Asian Studies, Kyoto University, (International)
PRESENTER
  • The Paradox of Sex Barries: An Examination of Jakun Myths of Origin., Asian Women Writers Conference, 1997-01-06 to 1997-01-07, The English Department, University of Malaya, (International)
  • Women and Work in the Information Age: Levelling the Playing Field? (with Cecilia Ng Choon Sim), Regional Conference on Women and Work: Challenges in Industrializing Nations, organised by The Women s Studies Unit of UPM, 1997-03-05 to 1997-03-06, The Women s Studies Unit of UPM, (International)
  • Commentator for the session on Constitutional and Civil Rights, Family Law, Criminal Law with an emphasis on Violence Against Women, National Workshop on Socio-Legal Status of Women in Malaysia, 1997-07-31 to 1997-07-31, HAWA
  • Orang Asli Women and Men in Transition, First International Malaysian Studies Conference, 1997-08-11 to 1997-08-13, Malaysian Social Science Association (PSSM), (International)
  • Social Implications of the New Information Technology with Special Reference to the Impact on Women., Seminar on Media in the New Information Age: The Challenges and Opportunities, 1997-08-25 to 1997-08-27, Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development, (National)
  • Collective Representation and Individual Experience: The Bhuket of Sarawak and the Individuation of their Religion, The Sixth Biennial Conference of the Borneo Research Council, 2000-07-10 to 2000-07-14, Borneo Research Council and UNIMAS, (International)
  • Understanding Orang Asli Reproductive Health from an Anthropological and Gender Sensitive Perspective, 3rd MOH-AMM Scientific Meeting and International Congress of Medicine in the Tropics , 2000-11-01 to 2000-11-04, Ministry of Health-AMM , (International)
  • Experiencing the Politics of Location and Locating the Politics of Experience: Post-coloniality and Doing Anthropology in Malaysia, Spring 2002 Department of Anthropology Colloquium, 2002-04-19 to 2002-04-19, Department of Anthropology, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, (International)
  • Rethinking Kinship and Gender Theories: An Examination of Orang Asli Notions of Relatedness, Center for Southeast Asian Studies Spring 2002 Colloquium, 2002-05-07 to 2002-05-07, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, University of California, Berkeley
  • Women, Families and Economic Restructuring: A Reflection of Two Gendered Societies , 9th Malaysia-Singapore Forum, 2002-10-28 to 2002-10-30, National University of Singapore, (International)
  • Work, Family and Gender in Malaysia: Women s Employment and its Consequences for the Economy and the Family, Asia Pacific Forum on Families - International Conference on Facing Up to Global Challenges: Building Resilient Families and Caring Communities in a Troubled World , 2003-06-23 to 2003-06-26, Asia Pacific Forum on Families (APFAM), (International)
  • Theorizing about War, Militarism and Peace from a Gender Perspective: Towards a More Peaceful and Humane Future, Women and Peace: Issues, Challenges and Strategies, 2003-12-18 to 2003-12-18, PEKKA dan Unit Pengajian Wanita, Universiti Putra Malaysia
  • Towards Gender Analysis in Policy Consequences: Rethinking and Remaking Development and Population Policies in Malaysia, Gender, Development and Public Policy in an Era of Globalization, 2004-05-17 to 2004-05-18, Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, (International)
  • Gender Studies in Malaysia, International Seminar on the Humanities in the 21st Century, 2004-07-27 to 2004-07-28, Faculty of Arts and Social Sceinces University of Malaya, (International)
  • Rethinking and Reshaping Housing Policy and Planning: Why Gender Matters, International Conference on Social Welfare, 2004-09-02 to 2004-09-04, Malaysian Social Welfare Asociation, (International)
  • Academic - Activist Dialogue on Women s Studies and its Interaction with Activism , How Does Change Happen? International Forum on Women s Rights and Development (AWID), 2005-10-27 to 2005-10-30, AWID, (International)
  • The Productive and Non-(Re) Productive Women: Sites of Economic Growth in Malaysia, 5th International Malaysian Studies Conference: After Development, 2006-08-08 to 2006-08-10, Malaysian Social Science Association (PSSM), (International)
  • Poverty amongst Women and Children in Malaysia, National Seminar on Poverty, 2007-03-12 to 2007-03-13, Centre for Poverty and Development Studies (CPDS), (National)
  • Justifikasi Cuti Materniti 90 Hari, Bengkel Kebangsaan Menyokong Cadangan 90 Hari Cuti Bersalin, 2007-03-24 to 2007-03-24, National Council of Women's Organisations (NCWO)
  • Women, Poverty and Distribution in Malaysia: Some Consideration of Approaches to Gender-Sensitive Measurement of Poverty, International Conference on Poverty and Distribution Amidst Diversity: Options and Challenges, 2007-08-13 to 2007-08-14, Center for Poverty and Development Studies (CPDS), University Malaya, (International)
  • Marital Quality in Polygamous Marriages in the Klang Valley, Malaysia, Polygamy workshop, 2008-03-28 to 2008-03-28, Sister\\\'s in Islam, (National)
  • Between Malay Kinship and Islamic Marriages: Negotiating Polygamy in Urban Malaysia, Final Symposium of the JSPS-NRCT Core University Program, Kyoto, Japan, 2009-02-23 to 2009-02-25, Center for South east Asian Studies, Kyoto University, (International)
  • Fertility Decline and Transformation of Intimacy in Malaysia and Japan: A Comparative Study, Regional Workshop for the Asian Public Intellectual, , 2009-11-23 to 2009-11-27, The Nippon Foundation, (International)
  • Fertility Decline and Transformation of Intimacy: A comparative study of Japan and Malaysia, The 8th Regional Workshop of Asian Public Intellectuals: Confluneces and Challenges in Building the Asian Community in the Eary 21st Century, Osaka, Japan , 2009-11-23 to 2009-11-27, The Nippon Foundation, (International)
  • Unraveling Giliran: Sex, Sexuality, Piety and Turn-Taking in Polygamous Marriages in Malaysia , The Seventh International Malaysian Studies Conference, USM, Penang, 2010-03-16 to 2010-03-18, Malaysian Social Science Association, (International)
  • Becoming Malaysian Women: Connecting to family, community and global spaces.Paper presenter with Cynthia Joseph, Monash University, Australia, XVII World Congress of Sociology, International Sociologiical Association , 2010-07-11 to 2010-07-17, International Sociological Association, (International)
  • Affirmative Action Policy and Other Locations of Inequalities: Gender and Intra-ethnic Disparities in Malaysia, Writer's Workshop on Malaysia's Affirmative Action Policy: Historical Review, Critique and Analysis, 2010-12-06 to 2010-12-07, ISEAS, (International)
  • Teaching Gender and Social Justice at the University of Malaya, Malaysia, Women's Studies North and South: Addressing Gender and Social Justice Issues,Bellagio, Milan, Italy, 2011-09-13 to 2011-09-17, UNESCO, (International)
  • Giliran, Living Arrangement and the Demand on Husbands Time in Polygamous Marriages in Malaysia, International Gender Conference 2012, 2012-03-14 to 2012-03-15, UiTM, (International)
  • Relationships, Emotions and Struggles in the Plantations of Malaya: Coolie Women as Critical and Constructed Colonial Subjects , Emotions of Migration: Women Migrating for Work from and Across Asia, 2014-08-08 to 2014-08-09, Gender Studies Programme, University of Malaya, (International)
  • Violence and Migration in a Team Research Setting: Research with Bangladeshi Migrant women in Malaysia, Emotions of Migration: Women Migrating for Work from and Across Asia , 2014-08-08 to 2014-08-09, Gender Studies Programme, (International)
  • The Emo-Scapes of Indonesian and Malaysian State Discourses on Female Migration, the Family and Gender Relations, The Emotions of Migration: Women Migrating for Work from and Across Asia , 2014-08-08 to 2014-08-09, Gender Studies Programme, University of Malaya, (International)
  • Leaving the Pain Behind : Emotional Negotiations of Female Bangladeshi Workers in Malaysia Kabita Chakraborty & Shanthi Thambiah York University, Canada & University of Malaya , Emotions of Migration: Women Migrating for Work from and Across Asia , 2014-08-08 to 2014-08-09, Gender Studies Programme, University of Malaya, (International)
  • Research on Gender amongst the Hunter-Gatherer Bhuket of Sarawak: A Negotiated Reality with Methodological Entanglements, ASEASUK International Conference, 2014-09-12 to 2014-09-14, ASEASUK, (International)
  • Malaysian women in the workforce and poverty eradication: Economic growth with equity, International Conference on Gender and Urban Poverty, 2015-02-14 to 2015-12-19, Ministry of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation & DFID Partnership, (International)
  • Just like one of the Family ?: Transnational Domestic Workers and their Employers Performing Kinship, Relatedness and Gender in Middle-Class Malay Families in Malaysia, Seminar for the Newton Mobility Grant, 2017-09-13 to 2017-09-13, ASM and British Academy, (International)
  • Bhuket notions of belonging to the land: how rivers organize hunter-gatherer landscape and identity as a means to establishing rights over land in Sarawak, Twelfth International Conference on Hunting and Gathering Societies (CHAGS 12) , 2018-07-23 to 2018-07-27, USM, (International)
  • HERITAGE AS A PROCESS AND MEANING MAKING: THE BETEL LEAF AND BETELQUID IN MALAY SOCIETY, Malaysia-Singapore Forum (UM-NUS), 2018-09-20 to 2018-09-21, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, (International)
PLEANARY/KEYNOTE SPEAKER
  • Women Carry the Household : The Bhuket of West Kalimantan, Indonesian Women in the Household and Beyond: Reconstructing the Boundaries, 1995-09-25 to 1995-09-29, University of Leiden, (International)
  • Main Issues and Challenges Faced by Women and Success Stories on Initiatives in NAM Member Countries, NIEW Forum 2007 Women s Empowerment: A sharing of Experiences Among NAM Member Countries In Conjunction with the Launching of NIEW, 2007-09-11 to 2007-09-11, NAM Institute for the Empowerment of Women, Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development, (International)
  • Development, Conservation and Contested Terrain: Ethnicity, Livelihoods, Gender and Marginalization in the Tinjar, Sarawak, Malaysia, Re-visiting, Re-thinking Gender in Development, Workshop, Throndheim, Norway, 2009-06-25 to 2009-06-26, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, (International)
  • Gender, Status and Power in Polygamy: The Dominant Use of Discourse in the Novel Pujangga Melayu by Mohd Affandi Hassan 16-18 June 2010, University of Malaya Conference on Discourse and Society, , 2010-06-16 to 2010-06-18, Faculty of Languages, University of Malaya, (International)
  • Reflections on gender studies in post-feminist era: Implications and challenges on young scholars, KANITA INAUGURAL POSTGRADUATE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON GENDER STUDIES, 2012-10-31 to 2012-11-01, KANITA, USM, (International)
  • The Relevance of Gender Studies in the Post-Feminist Era: Implications and Challenges for Young Scholars, Genderworks Conference, 2017-07-08 to 2017-07-08, Department of Gender Studies, Monash University, (National)
EVENT ORGANISER
  • -, Approaching the 21st Century: Challenges Facing Malaysian Women, 1996-03-08 to 1996-03-09, Gender Studies Programme, University of Malaya, (National)
  • -, Fiesta Feminista: Celebrating Diversity, 2007-06-15 to 2007-06-17, JAG & Gender Studies Programme, University of Malaya, (International)
  • The Emotions of Migration, The Emotions of Migration: Women Migrating for Work from and Across Asia, 2014-08-08 to 2014-08-09, Gender Studies Programme, University of Malaya , (International)
  • Malaysia-Singapore Forum (UM-NUS), Malaysia-Singapore Forum (UM-NUS), 2018-09-20 to 2018-09-21, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Malaya, (International)
  • Global Scholars Initiative - ACADEMIC WRITING FOR INTERNATIONAL PUBLICATION , Global Scholars Initiative - ACADEMIC WRITING FOR INTERNATIONAL PUBLICATION , 2018-11-10 to 2018-11-12, A Workshop Presented by The US Social Science Research Council and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Malaya , (University)
OTHERS
  • -, Gender Studies Seminar Series: Women in Islam by Dr. Amina Wadud, 1996-08-06 to 1996-08-06, Gender Studies Programme, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, (National)
  • -, Gender Studies Seminar Series: Gender Transformations by Dr. Sylvia Walby, 1997-06-03 to 1997-06-03, Geender Studies Programme, (University)
  • -, Advanced Social Theory/Analysis Graduate Course conducted by Prof. Marshall Sahlins, 1998-02-16 to 1998-02-20, Universiti Sains Malaysia, (International)
  • -, Gender Studies Seminar Series: Understanding Kinship and Gender in Anthropology and in Southeast Asia: the Implication for a New Analysis of Relatedness by Dr. Janet Carsten, 1999-02-11 to 1999-02-12, Gender Studies Programme, University of Malaya, (University)
  • -, Gender Studies Seminar Series: Gender Perspective in Science and Technology by Dr. Anni Dugdale, 1999-06-21 to 1999-06-21, Gender Studies Programme, University of Malaya, (International)
  • Session on Community , Second International Malaysian Studies Conference, 1999-08-02 to 1999-08-04, Malaysian Social Science Association (PSSM), (International)
  • In the session on national unity (input for the Eighth Malaysia Plan) , Wanita 2000: Nur Bermula Denganmu , 2000-08-17 to 2000-08-17, Women s Affairs Department (HAWA) and the Prime Minister s Department
  • -, Center for South East Asian Studies Conference 2002: Local Knowledge and Global Forces in South East Asia, 2002-02-08 to 2002-02-09, Center for South East Asian Studies, University of California, Berkeley, (International)
  • -, Confrontation, Polemic and Synthesis: The Role of Comparative Studies in Anthropological Theory Building by Professor Bruce Trigger , 2002-02-25 to 2002-02-25, Department of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley, (International)
  • -, The Berkeley Journal of Sociology 2002 Conference: Race and Ethnicity in a Global Context, 2002-03-07 to 2002-03-07, Berkeley Journal of Sociology , (International)
  • -, The Inaugural Conference of the Center for the Study of Sexual Culture, Women s Studies Department, 2002-03-08 to 2002-03-08, Women s Studies Department, University of California, Berkeley
  • Comments on the findings of the report - Attitudes and Awareness towards ASEAN, ASEAN Awareness Forum, 2008-01-14 to 2008-01-16, ASEAN Foundation, (International)
  • Working Together for a Better Future, 11th ACWW Area Conference for South East Asia and the Far East, 2015-10-20 to 2015-10-20, Associated Country Women of the World, (International)

EXPERT LINKAGES
(Linkages Description), (Organisation), (Year of Involvement), (Duration), (Level).


  • Expert Group meeting, United Nations, 2018, 2, (International)
  • Visited the Department of Anthropology and presented a paper, Newton-Ungku Omar Grant, 2017, 1, (International)
  • Re-visiting gender in development: The quest for a revised analytical platform for gender-related research., Norwegian University of Science and Technology & Asian Institute of Technology, 2009, 36, (International)
  • 1. JSPS-NRCT 2007 Core University Exchange Program, Joint Research project 8 - The Changing Family (February 2008), Centre for South East Asian Studies, University of Kyoto (Prof Yoko Hayami and Prof Junko Koizumi), 2008, 6, (International)
  • Foreign Domestic Workers in Malaysia: Exploring the Intersections of Gender, Migration and Health, Institute of Women¿s Studies & Institute of Population Health, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ottawa (Dr. Denise Spitzer), 2008, 12, (International)
  • Foreign Domestic Workers in Malaysia: Exploring the Intersections of Gender, Migration and Health, Institute of Health Behavioral Research, Ministry of Health, Government of Malaysia (Ms. Siti Sa¿adiah Hassan Nudin), 2008, 12, (National)
  • Foreign Domestic Workers in Malaysia: Exploring the Intersections of Gender, Migration and Health, Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore (Dr. Chee Heng Leng), 2008, 12, (International)
  • Fertility Decline and Transformation of Intimacy in Malaysia and Japan: A Comparative Study - The Nippon Foundation Fellowship for Asian Public Intellectuals, University of Kyoto (Prof. Yoko Hayami), 2008, 3, (International)
  • Member of the Technical Working Group for the project ¿Towards Achieving at Least 30 per cent Participation of Women at Decision Making Levels in Malaysia¿, Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development and UNDP, , 2007, 15, (National)
  • Member of the Technical Working Committee of the NAM Institute for the Empowerment of Women, Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development , 2007, -, (International)

EXPERT/TECHNICAL CONTRIBUTIONS
(Activity), (Organisation), (Role), (From)-(Until), (Level).


  • Research Methodology Course (BXGX6101), Faculty of Built Environment, Resource Person, 2014-2014, (University)
  • Interrelations between Public Policies, Migration and Development in Malaysia - Rountable discussion, OECD and The European Commission, Expert Advisor, 2014-2014, (International)
  • Research Methodology Workshop, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Malaya, Resource Person, 2014-2014, (University)
  • Member of the Technical Working Group for the project - Towards Achieving at Least 30 per cent Participation of Women at Decision Making Levels in Malaysia, Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development and UNDP, August 2007-November 2008, Technical Advisor, 2007-2008, (National)
  • Member of the Technical Working Committee of the NAM Institute for the Empowerment of Women, Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development (appointed 2007), Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development, Technical Advisor, 2007--, (International)

EVALUATION ACTIVITIES
(Description), (Evaluation Activity),(Year).


  • Reviewer of article for the journal Sarjana (2000) ,  ( )
  • Reviewer of article for the Journal of the Institute of Australian Geographers (2002) ,  ( )
  • Examiner ¿ for M.A. thesis entitled ¿ Impak Sektor Pelancongan ke atas Sosio-Ekonomi Kaum Batek: satu Tinjauan di kawasan Perkampungan Orang Asli di taman Negara, Pahang¿ University of Malaya ( 2006), Thesis ,  ( )
  • Examiner ¿ for Honours Thesis entitled ¿ Construction of Self: Subversion of Service Provider/Sex Worker Binarism Through a Deconstructive Reading of Embodied Narratives¿ Monash University (2007), Thesis ,  ( )
  • Examiner - THE SOCIOCULTURAL SIGNIFICANCE OF SEMAQ BERI FOOD CLASSIFICATION, M.A. Thesis, University of Malaya, 2009, Thesis ,  ( )
  • Examiner - Gender, Socialisation and Social Change: A study of Young Malay Women's Attitude to Marriage and family Life in Kuching, Malaysia, M.A. Thesis, La Trobe, Australia, 2009, Thesis ,  ( )
  • Reviewer for the journal Sarjana (2000), Thesis ,  ( )
  • PhD thesis - Ethnicity and religiosity in the division of household labour: Malay and Chinese families in Malaysia, External Examiner, UNSW, Sidney, Australia, Thesis ,  (2018 - 2018)
  • Inter-Asia Cultural Studies, Article In Journal ,  (2018 - 2018)
  • Journal of South Asian Development Studies, Article In Journal ,  (2018 - 2018)
  • PhD thesis - Semai Ontologies, Eco-touristic Expressions, and Actor-networks in the Bukit Kinta Rainforest, External Examiner, Monash University, Australia., Thesis ,  (2018 - 2018)
  • Chief Editor of Sarjana, Article In Journal ,  (2016 - 2016)
  • Reviewed an article for the journal of Island Studies, Article In Journal ,  (2016 - 2016)
  • Reviewed an article for Asian Journal of Women's Studies (AJWS)"The Practices of Traditional Healthcare among Malay women of Javanese descent in Malaysia: Jamu, Cultural Identity and Sense of Belonging", Article In Journal ,  (2015 - 2015)
  • Examiner PhD Thesis, NUS - Privacy, Gender and Space: Domestic Space and Women's Privacy in Yazd, Thesis ,  (2015 - 2015)
  • reviewed two articles for the Journal Manusia dan Masyarakat, Article In Journal ,  (2014 - 2014)
  • Reviewed article for Feminist Media Studies, Article In Journal ,  (2013 - 2013)
  • Reviewed article for Gender and History, Article In Journal ,  (2013 - 2013)
  • Reviewed article for Men and Masculinities, Article In Journal ,  (2013 - 2013)
  • Reviewed article for Asian Women, Article In Journal ,  (2013 - 2013)
  • External examiner - A Study of Gender Norms among University Male Students Using A validated Bahasa Malaysia Gender Equitable Men (GEM) Scale, Thesis ,  (2012 - 2012)
  • Reviewed an article for Kajian Malaysia, Article In Journal ,  (2012 - 2012)
  • Reviewed a book proposal for the Asian Studies Association of Australian Women in Asia Series, published by Routledge, Book ,  (2011 - 2011)
  • Review Journal Article for Kajian Malaysia: Journal of Malaysian Studies, Article In Journal ,  (2011 - 2011)
  • Examiner - The Role of Women in Indigenous Knowledge: A Case Study of Bidayuh Women at Kampung Semban, Padawan, Sarawak, M.A. thesis, Universiti Malaysia Sarwak, 2009, Thesis ,  (2009 - 2009)
  • Examiner - URBANIZATION, WOMEN¿S ROLES AND FERTILITY TRENDS: A CASE STUDY OF MIDDLE CLASS MALAY WOMEN IN SHAH ALAM. PH.D Thesis, University of Malaya, 2009, Thesis ,  (2009 - 2009)

CONTRIBUTION TO SOCIETY
(Contribution To Society), (Level), (Start Date), (End Date).


  • Contributed in the Forum for the Development of a Guideline for Employers of Foreign Domestic Workers, Department of Labour, Malaysia and ILO, (National), 31/10/2015 until 31/10/2015
  • Gave a talk to Centre for Malaysian Indigenous Studies and the Law Faculty, University of Malaya entitle " The Bakun Dan and the Resettlement of the Hunter-Gatherer Bhuket of Sarawak: Mobile and Changing Livelihoods Constituting Gender", (University), 25/08/2015 until 25/08/2015
  • Assessment of Development Results (ADR)- gave insights and comments in analyzing UNDP Malaysia's contributions to Malaysia's development, (National), 22/09/2014 until 22/09/2014
  • Interrelations between Public Policies, Migration and Development in Malaysia, OECD & The European Commission, (International), 17/04/2014 until  
  • SPEAKER FOR'WORKSHOP ON RESEARCHING WOMEN & SOCIETY'ON 2 NOV 2012 AT SAINS@USM, PENAN6, MALAYSIA., (National), 02/11/2012 until 02/11/2012
  • MODERATOR - SYMPOSIUM ON INTERCIVILISATIONAL DIALOGUE TOWARDS PEACE, HARMONIOUS COEXISTENCE AND SUSTAINABILITY" PADA 23 - 24 OKTOBER 2012 , (University), 23/10/2012 until 24/10/2012
  • PANELIST TO DISCUSS WORLD DEVELOPMENT REPORT (WDR) 2012 ON ,'GENDER EQUALITY AND DEVELOPMENT" DAN WORLD BANK REGIONAL REPORT "TOWARD GENDER EQUALITY IN EAST ASIA AND THE PACIFIC" DI HOTEL RENAISSANCE, KUALA LUMPUR PADA 5 OKTOBER 2012, (International), 05/10/2012 until 05/10/2012
  • WORKSHOP ON AFRICA - ASIA DEVELOPMENT, 2012, (International), 16/07/2012 until 17/07/2012
  • PENCERAMAH BAGI KURSUS KEPEKAAN TERHADAP GENDER PADA 4 HINGGA 6 MEI 2012, (National), 04/05/2012 until 06/05/2012
  • KURSUS METODOLOGI PENYELIDIKAN SAINS SOSIAL PASCASISWAZAH, (Ptj), 03/04/2012 until 03/04/2012
  • PANEL BAGI SESI FORUM SEMPENA HARI WANITA ANTARABANGSA 2012 - Connecting Girls and Inspiring Futures, (National), 08/03/2012 until 08/03/2012
  • Musawah Research Design Meeting on Qiwamah and Wilayah 20 - 21 July 2011 Jakarta, lndonesia, (International), 20/07/2011 until 21/07/2011
  • IMPLEMENTATON OF AT LEAST 30%WOMEN AT THE DECISION MAKING POSITION IN THE CORPORATE SECTOR, (Government), 19/07/2011 until 19/07/2011
  • Persidangqn Antarabangsa Hubungan Malaysia-lndonesia V , (Ptj), 12/07/2011 until 14/07/2011
  • INISIATIF MENGARUSPERDANAKAN GENDER, (Government), 11/04/2011 until 11/04/2011
  • PERBINCANGAN MEJA BULAT PENGUBALAN AKTA GANGGUAN SEKSUAL, KEMENTERIAN PEMBANGUNAN WANITA, KELUARGA DAN MASYARAKAT, (Government), 06/04/2011 until 06/04/2011
  • MESYUARAT PERINGKAT TERTINGGI MALAYSIA'S STRATEGIES ON ACHIEVING MALAYSIAN WOMEN THEMATIC PRIORITIES, (Government), 28/03/2011 until 28/03/2011
  • UNESCO Conference on Gender, Peace, Disaster and Climate Change: The Third Meeting of the Women's / Gender Studies Network in Asia-pacific , (International), 10/03/2011 until 12/03/2011
  • Perbincangan Penyediaan Kerangka Model Baru Sosial, (Government), 14/02/2011 until 14/02/2011
  • Facilitator for NCWO at the Women\'s Summit, (National), 18/08/2009 until 18/08/2009
  • Gave a talk on Challenges Facing the Malaysian Indians organised by Malaysian Indian Women's Caucus, (Community), 25/11/2007 until  
  • Dailogue session on Urban Poverty, Ministry of Housing and Local Government , (Country), 04/10/2007 until 04/10/2007
  • Awarded Great Women of Our Time Award in recognition of Outstanding Career Achievement and Contribution to Society in the Fields of Education and Public Service by the Women's Weekly, (Community), 06/09/2007 until  
  • Awarded Great Women of Our Time Award in recognition of Outstanding Career Achievement and Contribution to Society in the Fields of Education and Public Service , by the Women s Weekly, (Country), 06/09/2007 until  
  • Interviewed on Radio RTM People and Traditions 50 years of Independence, (Country), 06/08/2007 until 06/08/2007
  • Judge for Walk and Wheel: Uniting for Safe Spaces, All Women\'s Action Society (AWAM), (Community), 27/06/2007 until 27/06/2007
  • Wrote a Memorandum for the National Council of Women's Organisations on Increasing Maternity Leave from 60 Days to 84 Days: A Proposal to the Government of Malaysia . , (Country), 12/05/2007 until 18/07/2007
  • Wrote the Memorandum for NCWO Increasing Maternity Leave from 60 Days to 84 Days: A Proposal to the Government of Malaysia . July 2007 , (Country), 04/05/2007 until 12/07/2007
  • Appointed to the Technical Working Committee of the NAM Institute for the Empowerment of Women, Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development, (Country), 03/05/2007 until  
  • Gave a talk on Why Gender Matters for Policy Makers for the Gender Caucus of the Malaysian Parliament (6 December 2006), (Country), 06/12/2006 until  
  • Dialogue session with Economic Planning Unit, Prime Ministers Department on Bridging the Digital Divide (Women), (Country), 05/12/2006 until  
  • Interviewed on Radiq Radio on Women s Rights in Malaysia, (Community), 22/11/2006 until  
  • Conducted Training for :Department of Islamic Development (JAKIM), Gender Sensitization Program for Syariah Judges and Officers , (Country), 15/06/2006 until 15/06/2006
  • Conducted Training for :Jabatan Pembangunan Wanita, Gender Sensitization Program, Mentakab, Pahang, (State), 04/06/2006 until 04/06/2006
  • Conducted Training for :Jabatan Pembangunan Wanita, Association of Bumiputra Women Entreprenuers, on Gender and Development and Women's Role in It, Ipoh, Perak , (State), 18/03/2006 until 19/03/2006
  • Advisory Council Member of the National Council of Senior Citizens Organizations Malaysia. Wrote a Memorandum which was submitted to the government for the inclusion of a chapter on Senior Citizens in the Ninth Malaysia Plan (April-May 2005), (Community), 05/04/2005 until 30/05/2005
  • Wrote the Memorandum to Ministry of Finance for the Budget Dialogue Session for the National Council of Women s Organisations (NCWO)(for the 2005 and 2006 budget), (Country), 04/03/2005 until 09/02/2006
  • Gave a talk entitled Cabaran dan Keperluan Wanita Abad ke-21 Menurut Persperktif Gender for HAWA and GPMS, at De Rhu Beach Resort, Kuantan. , (Country), 14/06/2003 until  
  • Gave a talk on Feminism and Religion: Between Critique and Construct for Sisters in Islam , (Community), 17/05/2003 until  
  • Member of the Committee writing the alternative CEDAW report, National Council of Women s Organization Malaysia (NCWO), (2003), (Country), 08/01/2003 until 19/12/2003
  • Gave a talk on Gender Equality What it means to me at the Seminar on Preparing Young Women for Political Leadership, organised by NCWO. (6 September 2002), (Community), 06/09/2002 until  
  • Member of the 2001 Rhodes Awards Selection Board for Malaysia to the University of Oxford, UK, (International), 10/05/2001 until 11/05/2001
  • Member of the expert group for gender studies at the National Institute of Public Administration (INTAN), Public Service Department, Malaysia. (2001), (Country), 05/01/2001 until  
  • Analysed the Needs Assessment Forms and a survey of the ex-residents of the WAO shelter wrote a report on the needs of battered women (2000 - 2001) , (Community), 03/05/2000 until 03/04/2001
  • Gave a talk on An Overview on Feminist Theories and the Need for Gender Sensitisation Programmes in and by the Media at the Workshop on Effective Reporting on Women and Women s Issues in the Print Media, organised by Media Commission, National Council of Women s Organisations Malaysia and supported by HAWA. (23-24 March 2000), (Country), 23/03/2000 until 24/03/2000
  • Gave a talk on Reflections on the Women s Movement in Malaysia at the All Women s Action Movement (AWAM). (25 February 2000)., (Community), 25/02/2000 until  
  • Gave a talk on The Gender Culture of Indigenous Peoples in Malaysia at the Celebration of International Day of the Worlds Indigenous Peoples, organised by YWCA., (Community), 08/08/1999 until  
  • Gave a talk on Women and Hinduism at the Seminar on The Spirit at Work in various Religo-Cultural Traditions of Asia, organised by the Church of St Francis Xavier, P.J Selangor., (Community), 24/08/1998 until  
  • Gave training on the gender perspective in social work for WAO social workers and volunteers (two training sessions held, one in 1998 and another in 1999), (Community), 03/03/1998 until 06/01/1999
  • Committee Member of the Cabinet Committee for the Proposal to set up the National Council for Indigenous Peoples (February 1998), (Country), 16/02/1998 until  
  • Involved in the preparation of the Needs Assessment Forms for battered women and the Forms for Admission to the Child Care Centre for the children of the women seeking shelter at WAO due to domestic violence , (Community), 02/01/1998 until 17/12/1998
  • Gave a talk on Indigenous Women of East Malaysia and Development at the Poverty Workshop, organised by the Council of Churches, Malaysia. , (Community), 25/10/1997 until  
  • Expert Group Workshop and Meeting on Environmental Economics and Transforming Technologies of Indigenes in Malaysia - contributed to the proposal for the development of a heritage policy on the Orang Asli and Orang Asal, organised and sponsored by Universiti Sains Malaysia, National Council for Scientific Research and Development and the Ministry of National Unity and Social Development., (Country), 08/08/1997 until 09/08/1997
  • Contributed to the training package at the workshop on the consolidation of the Training Module for Gender Sensitization and Gender Perspective in Development for HAWA and INTAN. , (Country), 28/07/1997 until 02/08/1997
  • Gave a talk on Women and Empowerment in Hinduism: The Potential for Change at the First Satya Sai National Women s Convention. , (Community), 01/06/1997 until  
  • Research Group Member of the Women s Aid Organisation (WAO) , (Community), 08/05/1997 until 09/05/2001
  • Gave a talk on Incorporating the Gender Perspective in Trade Union Activities at the First Women s Symposium on Women in the Trade Unions, organised by the Congress of Unions of Employees in the Public and Civil Services. , (Country), 25/11/1996 until 26/11/1996
  • Acted as chairperson for the Training Workshop on Gender Perspective in Domestic Violence, organised by HAWA and ASEAN Women s Programme (7 October 1996), (International), 07/10/1996 until 07/10/1996
  • Assistance given to the Women s Affairs Division (HAWA, formerly under the Ministry of National Unity and Social Development which was moved to the Prime Ministers Department)- Conducted a workshop on Gender Sensitivity for the Consultative Committee of the Women s Affairs Division of Negeri Sembilan. Gave two lectures, (a) The Formation of Reality Based on Gender Inequality and (b) Changing Realities by Changing Images: The Creation of a Just World (6 May 1996), (State), 06/05/1996 until 06/05/1996

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
(Product Name), (Type), (Reference), (Year), (Level).


  • Rokiah Talib & Shanthi Thambiah. 1998. Gender, Budaya dan Masyarakat. Kuala Lumpur: Rancangan Pengajian Gender, Fakulti Sastera dan sains Sosial, University of Malaya , COPYRIGHT, ISBN 983-99678-2-7, 05/03/1998, (NATIONAL)

SUPERVISION


POST GRADUATE STUDENT
(Name of Degree), (Name of Candidates), (Title of Thesis), (Academic Session)

Completed
  • Master Degree, Kayoko Matsumura (japan), Gender In/Equality At the Work Place: A Case Study of Islamic Finance in Kuala Lumpur, 2013/2014
  • Master Degree, Sharifah Shazana Binti Syed Salim Agha Agb120015, CHILDREN NEGOTIATING PLAY IN AN URBAN POOR COMMUNITY IN KLANG VALLEY, MALAYSIA, 2012/2013
  • Doctoral Degree (phd), Zanisah Man, Orang Asli Relationship to Land: A Study of Semelai Notions of Territory and Space in Tasik Bera, Malaysia, 2011/2012
  • Doctoral Degree (phd), Samane Etesami (iran), Transformation of intimacy among university students in a transitional social context in Tehran, Iran, 2011/2012
  • Doctoral Degree (phd), Leila Majdani (iran), Factors Affecting the Motivation for Participation in the Women s Organizations in Tehran, Iran, 2010/2011
  • Doctoral Degree (phd), Parvin Pakzadmanesh (iran), A Study of the Process of Social Participation of Rural Women in Local Groups in Malaysia, 2010/2011
  • Doctoral Degree (phd), Sally Anne Malar S. Paramanathan, Outcomes for Children of Working Indian Mothers in the Klang Valley, 2010/2011
  • Doctoral Degree (phd), Maimuna Hamid Merican, Investigating Gender Disparity of Academic Achievment in Higher Education and Its Impact on the Human Capital Development of Malaysia, 2008/2009
  • Doctoral Degree (phd), Dr. Gul Baloch (pakistan), Women Prisoners of Pakistan: A Study of Crime, Prison Life and Social Reintegration from a Gender Perspective, 2008/2009
  • Master Degree, Nithiya A/p Guna Saigaran, Kemiskinan dan wanita: satu Kajian Kes di Kawasan Perumahan Kos Rendah di Sekitar Lembah Klang, 2008/2009
  • Doctoral Degree (phd), Ruhana Padzil, Women's Political Movement in Malaya Prior to Independence (1929-1957), 2008/2009
  • Doctoral Degree (phd), Jendrius Ahmad (indonesian), Women in Village Governance in Minangkabau, West Sumatra, Indonesia: A Gender Perspective, 2007/2008
  • Doctoral Degree (phd), Chitra Latha, Gender Equality in Sports: A Study of a Selection of Schools in the Klang Valley, Malaysia, 2007/2008
  • Master Degree, Rayhena Sarker (bangladesh), Changing Gender Roles: Bangladeshi Migrant Workers in Malaysia, 2007/2008
  • Master Degree, Elida Cena (albania), Maternal Influence on Daugthers Gender Role Attitudes among Women from Three Ethnic Groups in Malaysia, 2004/2005
  • Doctoral Degree (phd), Parveen Kaur A/p Sarjeet Singh, Gender Ideologies, Resources and Marital Power: A study of the Sikh Community in Perak, Malaysia, 2002/2003
  • Master Degree, Mini Panggi, Positioning Iban Women: A Study of Changes, Activism and Personalities in Sarawak, Malaysia, 2000/2001
  • Master Degree, Normala Bt Othman, Peranan Adat dalam Pembentukan Budaya Masyarakat Pribumi: Satu Fokus ke Atas Kaum Kadazandusun di Sabah, 1998/1999
  • Master Degree, Yong Ooi Lin, Resettlement , Development and Gender: The Case of the Kadazandusun of Kampung Tampasak, Penampang, Sabah, 1996/1997
  • Master Degree, Rosalind Leong, Semai Women in Transition: A Case Study in Kampung Chang Sungai Gepai, Bidor, Perak., 1996/1997
  • Doctoral Degree (phd), Loh Lee Lee Ludher, Chinese Women in Industrial Home-Based Subcontracting in the Garment Industry in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: Neither Valued nor Costed, 1995/1996

Ongoing
  • Doctoral Degree (phd), Kayoko Matsumura, An Analysis of Parent-child Relationships and Social Integration among Japanese Second-Generation Newcomers in Singapore: Perspectives on Ethnicity and Gender, 2019/2020
  • Doctoral Degree (phd), Maliphone Douangphachanh, GENDER DIVISION OF LABOUR AND WOMEN'S DECISION-MAKING POWER IN COFFEE FARMING HOUSEHOLDS IN SOUTHERN LAOS, 2018/2019
  • Doctoral Degree (phd), Kamal Solhaimi Bin Fadzil, An Ethnography of Sustainable Development: Sustainable Development, Conservation and Orang Asli in Protected Areas, 2018/2019
  • Doctoral Degree (phd), Jayagowri Pindaya, Gender and Ethnic Diversity in Public Sector Innovation, Malaysia, 2018/2019
  • Doctoral Degree (phd), Shamali Shill (bangladesh), Gender Norms and Relations at the Workplace: Women garment Workers Negotiating Public Patriarchy in Bangladesh, 2016/2017
  • Doctoral Degree (phd), Saeeda Khan (pakistan), Addressing Violence against Women in Pashtunwali: Challenges to Local NGOs in Peshawar, Pakistan, 2016/2017
  • Master Degree, Gnei Meghana Bahar (sri Lanka), Menstrual Activism in Cyberspace: Unmuting the Tabooed, 2016/2017
  • Doctoral Degree (phd), Sharifah Zalikha Binti Syed Iskandar, The Relationship between Career Women and their Domestic Workers, 2015/2016
  • Doctoral Degree (phd), Abdullah Khoso (pakistan), Pakistani migrant workers social practices for survival in construction sector in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, 2015/2016
  • Doctoral Degree (phd), Christina Chin Swee Gaik, Gender, Vaping and the Health Belief Model, 2015/2016
  • Doctoral Degree (phd), Dorothy Chandralekha A/p Chandrabalan, Gender Differences in Decision Making and Livelihood Strategies of Bangladeshi Farmers: Towards the Sustainable Use and Management of Agrobiodiversity in Southern Bangladesh, 2014/2015
FIRST DEGREE/DIPLOMA/PRE-DEGREE
(Course Title), (Academic Session), (No. of Candidates)

Completed
  • AZEA2190, 2003/2004, 4
  • AZEA3281, 2003/2004, 3
  • AZEA3281, 2002/2003, 3
  • AZEA2190, 2002/2003, 3
  • AZEA2190, 2001/2002, 4
  • AZEA3281, 2001/2002, 4
  • AZEA3281, 2000/2001, 6
  • AZEA2190, 2000/2001, 6
  • AZEA2190, 1999/2000, 3
  • AZEA3281, 1999/2000, 3
  • AZEA3281, 1998/1999, 10
  • AZEA2190, 1998/1999, 10
  • AZEA2190, 1997/1998, 4
  • AZEA3281, 1997/1998, 4

TEACHING
(Course Title), (Academic Session), (No of Student), (No of Contact Hours).


POST GRADUATE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH METHODOLOGY FOR POSTGRADUATE STUDIES, 2015/2016(1), 72, 6
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH METHODOLOGY FOR POSTGRADUATE STUDIES, 2015/2016(2), 47, 6
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH METHODOLOGY FOR POSTGRADUATE STUDIES, 2014/2015(1), 45, 4
FIRST DEGREE
  • GENDER, RELIGION AND SOCIAL CHANGE, 2015/2016(1), 30, 16
  • RESEARCH METHODOLOGY IN GENDER, 2015/2016(2), 1, 21
  • GENDER, FAMILY AND KINSHIP, 2015/2016(2), 20, 42
  • GENDER AND WORK, 2015/2016(1), 22, 42
  • INTRODUCTION TO GENDER STUDIES, 2014/2015(1), 67, 42
  • RESEARCH METHODOLOGY IN GENDER, 2014/2015(2), 8, 21
  • THEORY IN GENDER STUDIES, 2014/2015(2), 24, 28
  • GENDER, RELIGION AND SOCIAL CHANGE, 2014/2015(2), 33, 16
  • INTRODUCTION TO GENDER STUDIES, 2013/2014(1), 36, 28
  • GENDER, FAMILY AND KINSHIP, 2013/2014(2), 30, 56
  • GENDER, RELIGION AND SOCIAL CHANGE, 2013/2014(1), 21, 16
  • RESEARCH METHODOLOGY IN GENDER, 2013/2014(2), 13, 21
  • THEORY IN GENDER STUDIES, 2013/2014(2), 15, 42
  • GENDER AND WORK, 2013/2014(1), 37, 56