International and Local Associate Members

International Associate Members

Dr. Deborah Sutton

Senior Lecturer in South Asian History
University of Lancaster, UK
(Environmental History, Modern Architecture of Indian Temples)

Dr. Jessica Hinchy

School of Humanities
Nanyang Technology University
(Gender in Indian History, Criminal Tribes of South Asia)

Prof. Khondker Iftekhar Iqbal

History and International Studies
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Universiti Brunei Darussalam
(History and Ecology in the Bengal Delta)

Gazi Mizanur Rahman

PhD Candidate
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Universiti Brunei Darussalam
(Bengali Migration and Diaspora in Malaysia)

Assoc. Prof. Riho Isaka

School of Area Studies
Tokyo University
(Gujarati Language and Identity)

Dr. Arunima Datta

Assistant Professor
Idaho State University
(Women and Plantation Labour)

Dr. Ashutosh Kumar

Assistant Professor
Banaras Hindu University
(Indian Labour Migration in the British Empire)

Assoc. Prof. Aya Ikegame

Graduate School of Asian and African Studies (ASAFAS)
University Kyoto
(Anthropology, Dalits, and Gurus in South India)

Dr. Sujatha A. Meegama

Senior Lecturer in Buddhist Art History
The Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London
(Connecting Art Histories in the Indian Ocean, Digital Humanities, Museum Education)

Prof. Subho Basu

Department of History
McGill University, Canada
(South Asian history, Trans-Oceanic Labour Migration )

Professor Suranjan Das

Vice-Chancellor, Jadavpur University, India
(Modern Indian History, International Relations)

Dr. Suzuki Hideaki

Associate Professor
Department of Globalization and Humanity, National Museum of Ethnology Japan
(Indian Ocean History, Slavery and Slave Trade)


Local Associate Members

Prof. Dato' Dr. Mokhtar Saidin

Dept of Archaeology
Universiti Sains Malaysia

Dr. Ummadevi Suppiah

Author and History teacher
(Chettiars in South East Asia)

Mr. Prabakharan Nair

Retired Archivist
Arkib Negara Malaysia
(India-Malaysia Relations in Colonial and Post Colonial Eras)

Dr. Azharuddin Bin Md. Dali

Department of History
University of Malaya
(South Asian History)

Mr. (Stanley) Sasidaran Sellappah

Freelance writer
(Author of Life on the Death Railway)

Dr. Athi Sivan

Research Fellow
ATMA (Institute of the Malay World and Civilization)
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
(Colonial Migration)

Assoc. Prof. Sarjit Singh Gill

Assistant Professor
Social and Development Science
Universiti Putra Malaysia
(Social Anthropology)

Dr. Aruna Gopinath

Retired Lecturer
History Department
University of Malaya
(Strategic Issues, Indian Dance)

Assoc. Prof. Sumit Mandal

Assistant Professor
University of Nottingham in Malaysia
(Transregional history, Malay world, and Indian Ocean)

Dr. Ranjit Singh Malhi

(Sikh Heritage)

Dr. Subramaniam Nagarajan

Former Dean
Wawasan University, Penang
(Author of Life on the Death Railway)

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Shanthi Thambiah

Gender Studies
University of Malaya
(Pakistani and Bangladeshi Migrant Workers in Malaysia)

Associate Prof Dr. Ravichandran Moorthy

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
(International Relations and Security of South Asia and ASEAN)

Associate Professor Dr Jatswan Singh

Historian and Director
Asia-Europe Institute
University of Malaya
(Conflict Resolution, Comparative Politics and International Relations)

Dr. Rahul Misra

Senior Lecturer
Asia-Europe Institute
University of Malaya
(International Relations)

Dr. Premalatha Thiagarajan

Head of Dance Department Cultural Centre
University of Malaya
(Dance Ethnography)

Dato Arivalagan Ponniyah

Renowned sportsman and PhD candidate in sustainable economics
(Small Sports Events in South and South East Asia)

Akiko Sugiyama

Senior Lecturer
Department of History, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
University of Malaya
(Circulation of Music and Art in South East Asia and the Indian Ocean)

Dr. Simon Soon Sein Yong

Senior Lecturer
Visual Arts Program, Cultural Centre
University of Malaya
(19th and Early 20th Century Indian Ocean Art)

Dr. Thilagavathi Vasudevan

History Section
University Sains Malaysia
(Tamils in Malaysia)

Dr. Thilegawathy Sithraputhran

Assoc. Prof 
Language Studies
MARA University of Technology (retired)
(Tamil Schools in Malaysia)

Dr. M Niaz Asadullah

Professor of Economics
Faculty of Business
Monash University
(Labour and Development Economics)


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