Academic & Expertise

Academic Profile 
Distinguished Prof. Datuk Dr. Shamsul Amri Baharuddin
Director

Tel.: +603-89213660
E-mail: abshamsul@gmail.com
Areas of Specialization: Politics, Culture and Economic Development; Ethnicity and Identity Formation; Religious Revival and Modernization; Intellectual Institution; Malaysia, Malay World and Southeast Asia
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kartini Aboo Talib @ Khalid
Deputy Director

Tel.: +603-89213612
E-mail: k_khalid@ukm.edu.my
Areas of Specialization: Policy Analysis; Political Parties; Comparative Studies, Gender and Civil Societies
Prof. Dr. Mansor Mohd. Noor
Principal Research Fellow

Tel.: +603-89214771
E-mail: mnmansor@ukm.edu.my
Areas of Specialization: Ethnic Relations; Development and Political Sociology
Prof. Dr. James T. Collins
Principal Research Fellow

Tel.: +603-89214810
E-mail: jtcukm@yahoo.com
Areas of Specialization: Linguistics; Languages of Maluku and Kalimantan; Malay Dialectology in Southeast Asia
Prof. Dato' Dr. Teo Kok Seong
Principal Research Fellow

Tel.: +603-89214641
E-mail: teokok@ukm.edu.my
Areas of Specialization: Ethnolinguistics; Linguistic Anthropology; Peranakan Phenomenon; Nation Building; National Unity and Integration
Prof. Datuk Dr. Denison Jayasooria
Principal Research Fellow

Tel.: +6019-3810914
E-mail: denisonkitaukm@gmail.com
Areas of Specialization: Ethnic Relations, Ethnic Minorities and Human Rights; Civil Society and Social Work; Public Policy Advocacy; Sustainable Development Goals
Dr. Eric Olmedo Panal
Principal Research Fellow & AntropotekTM Director

Tel.: +603-89214770
E-mail: ericjose.olmedo@gmail.com
Areas of Specialization: Social Anthropology; Sociology of Work; Food Anthropology
Datuk Dr. Anis Yusal Yusoff (seconded to National Centre for Governance, Integrity and Anti-Corruption (GIACC))
Principal Research Fellow

Tel.: +603-89214774
E-mail: anisy@ukm.edu.my
Areas of Specialization: Human Development (Democratic Governance, ICT for Development and Poverty Reduction) and Politics
Assoc. Prof. Datuk Salmah Datuk Abu Mansor
Honorary Advisor (1 November 2017 - 31 October 2020)
Art, Design and Culture

Tel.: +6012-2120912
E-mail: salmah93am@hotmail.com
Areas of Specialization: Educational opportunities, Research Curation, Cultural Arts, Multiculturalism, Exhibition and Museum Design, Interior Architecture, Visual Communication, Art and Design History and Special Creative Events
Dr. Md Khaldun Munip Abd Malek
Senior Research Fellow

Tel.: +603-89217678
E-mail: khaldun@ukm.edu.my
Areas of Specialization: Intellectual History; Philosophical Theology; Philosophy, Politics and Islamic Studies
Dr. Pue Giok Hun
Research Fellow

Tel.: +603-89217682
E-mail: ghpue@ukm.edu.my
Areas of Specialization: Minority Ethnic Identity; Social Amalgamation (Mixed Race); Peranakan Phenomenon; Kelantan Peranakan Chinese community
Dr. Adil Johan
Research Fellow

Tel.: +603-89215468
E-mail: adiljo@ukm.edu.my
Areas of Specialization: Cultural Studies & Media
Dr. Ahmad Rizal Mohd. Yusof
Research Fellow

Tel.: +603-89213778
E-mail: army@ukm.edu.my
Areas of Specialization: Knowledge Management and Database Development, focusing on the Malay world and Malaysian Studies
Dr. Nur Atiqah Tang Abdullah
Research Fellow

Tel.: +603-89214721
E-mail: atiqah@ukm.edu.my
Areas of Specialization: Political sociology; Citizenship Studies
Dr. Shazlin Amir Hamzah
Research Fellow

Tel.: +603-89214849
E-mail: shazlin@ukm.edu.my
Areas of Specialization: Media Discourse; Media Writing; Advertising and Public Relations Management
Dr. Chan Suet Kay
Research Fellow

Tel.: +603-89213696
E-mail: rachelchansuetkay@ ukm.edu.my
Areas of Specialization: Malaysian Chinese Identity, Cultural Capital, Popular Culture, Subculture, Globalisation
Dr. Govindran Jegatesen
Research Fellow

Tel.: +603-89214641
E-mail: govinjega@ukm.edu.my
Areas of Specialization: Orang Asli and Indigenous Studies; Gender Studies; Postcolonial Studies
Ruhan Shahril Abdul Halim
Research Fellow

Tel.: +603-89214848
E-mail: ruhan@ukm.edu.my
Areas of Specialization: Postmodernity and its impact on Nation Building, Ethnicity, Religion, Identity and Youth Culture
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Chang Peng Kee
Associate Senior Fellow

Tel.: +603-89215483
E-mail: chang@ukm.edu.my
Areas of Specialization: Public Relations; Media Framing
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Shanthini Pillai d/o Joseph Sandra
Associate Senior Fellow

Tel.: +603-89216535
E-mail: spillai@ukm.edu.my
Areas of Specialization: Ethnic diversity, diaspora and transnationalism in literary and cultural texts with particular reference to the global South Asian diaspora, cultural consciousness of Asian Catholic diasporic communities, Religious Mobilities, Literature for 21st Century Learners