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Visiting Fellow, Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs, Australian National University

Dr Amrita Malhi is a Visiting Fellow in the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs at The Australian National University.


  • 2017–present
    Visiting Fellow, The Australian National University
  • 2016–2016
    Visiting Fellow, The University of Adelaide
  • 2011–2015
    Research Fellow, University of South Australia
  • 2010–2010
    Research Fellow, National Library of Australia, Minerals Council of Australia
  • 2007–2010
    PhD Candidate and Project Coordinator, The Australian National University
  • 2003–2007
    PhD Candidate, Tutor and Research Assistant, The Australian National University


  • 2010 
    The Australian National University, PhD in History
  • 2002 
    The Australian National University, B Arts/B Asian Studies (Hons)


  • 2017
    Intercultural Futures: The Fraught Politics of Multiculturalism, Griffith Review, vol. 55: State of Hope, pp. 192-200
  • 2015
    ''We Hope to Raise the Bendera Stambul': British Forward Movement and the Caliphate on the Malay Peninsula, In Andrew Peacock and Annabel Teh Gallop (ed.), From Anatolia to Aceh: Ottomans, Turks, and Southeast Asia, British Academy and Oxford University Press, London, pp. 221-239
  • 2015
    Like a Child with Two Parents: Race, Religion and Royalty on the Siam-Malaya Frontier,1895-1902, The Muslim World, vol. 105, no. October, pp. 472-495
  • 2013
    Malaysia's 2013 Election: The Nation and the National Front, Berita, Malaysia/Singapore/Brunei Studies Group, Association for Asian Studies (US), Autumn, pp. 14-20
  • 2011
    Making Spaces, Making Subjects: Land, Enclosure and Islam in Colonial Malaya, The Journal of Peasant Studies, vol. 38, no. 4, pp. 727-746
  • 2009
    Sex, Race and Religion Still Political Weapons in Malaysian Politics, In Barbara Nelson & Andrew MacIntyre (ed.), Capturing the year 2009: Writings from the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific, Australian National University, Canberra, pp. 204-207
  • 2003
    The PAS-BN Conflict in the 1990s: The Politics of Islamic Modernism, In V Hooker & N Othman (ed.), Malaysia: Islam, Society and Politics, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS), Singapore, pp. 236-265
  • 2003
    Subversion and the Trappings of Royalty in Hikayat Pelanduk Jenaka and Hikayat Hang Tuah, Jurnal Filologi Melayu, vol. 11

Grants and Contracts

  • 2015
    InterculturAdelaide: Cultural Adaptivity for the Asian Century
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Department of Premier and Cabinet, Government of South Australia
  • 2013
    Postdoctoral Fellowship for Transregional Research: Inter-Asian Contexts and Connections
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Social Science Research Council, supported by funds provided by the Andrew J. Mellon Foundation

Professional Memberships

  • Asian Studies Association of Australia