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Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities

Dr Zanisah Man

Email: Phone: +603-89215318

Current Position: Lecturer DS45

Specialisation: Indigenous Studies, Ethnography, Minority Studies, Traditional Knowledge

Zanisah Man is a lecturer in Social, Environmental and Developmental Sustainability Research Centre, National University of Malaysia. Her main research interests lie in the field of Indigenous Studies; Ethnography; Minority Groups; Traditional knowledge; natural disaster and human vulnerability. Her recent research has focused on Indigenous relationship to land by looking into the community notions of territory and space within the Anthropology of Space and Place approaches.

Master Science (Environmental and Development) UKM, PhD candidate Anthropology Department, Universiti Malaya

Areas of Research
Anthropology of Space and Place


Projek Ensiklopedia Orang Asli Semenanjung Malaysia with Dewan Bahasa and Pustaka (DBP)

Publications Journals

Mustaffa Omar, Zanisah Man, Ishak Yussof. 2011. Strategi Tradisional Komuniti Jakun Tasik Chini, Pahang Mengurus Sumber Semulajadi Secara Lestari (The Jakun Traditional Strategy In Managing Natural Resource Sustainably Surrounding Tasik Chini Basin, Pahang), Jurnal e-BANGI 6 (2), 239-254


Lam Kuok Choy, Zanisah Man & Rosniza Aznie Che Rose. 2017. Assessment Of Land Use And Land Cover Changes On Well-Being of Indigenous People of Tasek Bera, Malaysia, 1st Seeds 2017 International Conference On Social And Ecological Transformation : Synthesis, Pragmatism And Shifting Paradigm’, Bangi, 20-21 November 2017


Mustaffa Omar & Zanisah Man. 2010.Tumbuh-tumbuhan ubatan Orang Asli. Bangi: Institut Alam Sekitar dan Pembangunan, UKM, Pengetahuan Tradisi orang Asli:

Articles in Antologi/Chapters in Book

Shanthi Thambiah, Zanisah Man, Rusaslina Idrus. 2015. Orang Asli Women Negotiating Education and Identity: Creating a Vision of the Self with Socially Available Possibilities. Kirk Endicott (ed), Malaysia's "Original People": Past, Present and Future of the Orang Asli. National University of Singapore Press. Zanisah Man, Juli Edo , Mandy Maid & Muzaffar Yusry. 2018. penjagaan dan pemeliharaan Tumbuh-Tumbuhan yang Bermanfaat dalam Persekitaran yang Berubah. Serdang: Penerbit Universiti Putra Malaysia (forthcoming)

Monograph, Working Papers and Non-Periodical Publications




Administrative Services/Committee

Reports: Technical/Research/Consultation

Research Grant