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Deputy Director

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2.19, SOASCIS

Email
asiyah.kumpoh@ubd.edu.bn

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Dr Hjh Asiyah az-Zahra is the Deputy Director of Sultan Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Centre for Islamic Studies.

Education

• BA (History) – Universiti Brunei Darussalam
• MA (Asian Studies) – Australian National University
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PhD (Sociology) – University of Leicester

Background

She received her PhD in Sociology from University of Leicester in 2012, and now holds a position as Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Universiti Brunei Darussalam. She teaches historical methodology, tradition and modernisation in Brunei Darussalam, social and economic urbanisation in Southeast Asia, and the evolution of philosophy and theories in historical studies. Her current research focuses on conversion narratives, ethnic identity, diaspora in Brunei and the historical evolution of religion, identity and culture in Brunei Darussalam and Southeast Asia.

Research Area(s)

• Conversion Narratives
• Ethnic Identity
• Diaspora in Brunei
• Historical Evolution of Religion, Identity and Culture