School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics

Dr Mulaika Hijjas

Key information

School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics Senior Lecturer in South East Asian Studies Departmental Research and Knowledge Exchange Convenor Centre for Cultural, Literary and Postcolonial Studies Steering Committee Member
BA (Harvard), MPhil (Oxford), PhD (London)
Russell Square: College Buildings
Email address
Telephone number
+44(0) 20 7898 4253
Support hours
Tuesday 3:30pm-4:30pm (in person)
Friday 3:30pm-4:30pm (in person or online)

Research interests

The Malay manuscript tradition; Islam in South East Asia; gender in the Malay world; modern literatures of Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore

  • Didactic literature for women in the Malay manuscript tradition
  • The Malay manuscript tradition
  • Islam in South East Asia
  • Gender in the Malay world
  • Modern literatures of Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore

PhD Supervision

Name Title
Panggah Ardiyansyah Heritage as accumulated meaning: Transactions, appropriation and biographies of Hindu-Buddhist materials in pre-modern Indonesia
Saranpat Boonhok ‘Hybridised Thainess’ in Contemporary Thai Literature: Contestation and Negotiation through Adaptations of Thainess since 2006
Leif Andrew Garinto Mapping English language policies and colonial education, publishing and literary writing in Anglophone Southeast Asia
Raisa Kamila
Raisa Kamila Space, Society, and Colonial Infrastructure in 19th- and 20th- Century Aceh


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