Amrita Malhi

Dr Amrita Malhi


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B Arts/B Asian Studies (Hons) (ANU), PhD (ANU, J.G. Crawford Prize, Ann Bates Prize)


Amrita is a regular public commentator on Malaysian politics, and her work appears on New Mandala, East Asia Forum, Inside Story and The Conversation.

She is working on a book on the allure of the Caliphate in Southeast Asia with a focus on a remote uprising in Malaya in 1928, and some of her work on this topic has been published in the Journal of Peasant Studies, The Muslim World, and an edited volume published by the British Academy.

Research interests

Amrita is a Historian of Southeast Asia, with a primary interest in Islam, shifting identities and identity conflict in colonial Malaya and contemporary Malaysia.

Expertise Areas

  • Government and Politics of Asia and the Pacific
  • Studies of Asian Society
  • Asian History


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