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LIST OF EXPERTISE AND RESEARCH INTERESTS

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POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS:
IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A SUPERVISOR, PLEASE CONSULT THE LIST BELOW AS A GUIDE TO THE EXPERTISE AVAILABLE IN OUR DEPARTMENT.

Dr. Agnes Yeow

Email: agnesyw@um.edu.my

Areas of Expertise

Supervision Interests

  • Environmental literary criticism
  • Modernist literature
  • Creative nonfiction
  • Environmental literary criticism
  • Modernist literature
  • Creative nonfiction

Dr. Carol Leon

Email: caroleon@um.edu.my

Areas of Expertise

Supervision Interests

  • postcolonial literature (especially Malaysia, South Asia, the Caribbean)
  • travel literature
  • diasporicand migrant literature.
  • postcolonial literature (especially Malaysia, South Asia, the Caribbean)
  • travel literature
  • diasporicand migrant literature
  • Malaysian children's literature.

Dr. Leonard Jeyam

Email: Leonardr@um.edu.my

Areas of Expertise

Supervision Interests

  • 20th century poetry with a special interest in modernist associations of any kind
  • Southeast Asian literatures in English
  • postcolonial literature
  • contemporary Australian poetry
  • creative writing
  • modernist and/or postmodern notions of fiction
  • all kinds of 20th century and contemporary poetry in English.


Mr. Looi Siew Teip

Email: looist@um.edu.my 

Areas of Expertise

Supervision Interests

  • English phonetics and phonology
  • Poetic Language and Versification
  • Quantitative Approaches to Literary Analysis
  • Poetic language, including figurative language, imagery and structure
  • Malaysian English
  • quantitative analyses of literary language and literary production
  • comparative literature (Chinese, Malay, French, German, Spanish)


Dr. Shalini Nadaswaran

Email: shalininadaswaran@um.edu.my 

Areas of Expertise

Supervision Interests

  • African Literature
  • African Women's Literature
  • Nigerian/ Igbo Literature
  • Post-Colonial Women's Literature

  • African Literature
  • African Women's Literature
  • Nigerian/ Igbo Literature
  • Postcolonial Women's Literature.
  • Women’s Literature
  • Modern Day Slavery (Slavery and Human Trafficking)
  • Literature and Injustice
  • The figure of the ‘child’ in postcolonial literature


Dr. Sharifah Aishah Osman

Email: saosman@um.edu.my

Areas of Expertise

Supervision Interests

  • Nineteenth-century British Literature
  • Women authors of the Romantic Period
  • Romantic Orientalism
  • Children'sliterature in Malaysia
  • Nineteenth-century British Literature
  • Women authors of the Romantic Period
  • Romantic Orientalism
  • Children'sliterature in Malaysia


Dr. Sharmani Gabriel

Email: spgabriel@um.edu.my

Areas of Expertise

Supervision Interests

  • postcolonial literary and cultural studies
  • diaspora literature
  • transnational writings
  • Malaysian literature
  • British Asian literature
  • Asian American literature

  • theories of postcolonialism
  • representations of nationalism and national identity
  • migration and diaspora
  • race, nation and ethnicity
  • multiculturalism
  • state-society relations
  • contemporary Malaysian society and cultural politics
  • cultural globalization and cosmopolitanism


Dr. Susan Philip

Email: marys@um.edu.my

Areas of Expertise

Supervision Interests

  • Malaysian and Singaporean drama in English
  • post-war British drama.

  • Malaysian drama and prose
  • issues of cultural, ethnic and gender identity in Malaysian literature
  • cultural, ethnic and gender issues in modern drama.
  • Online Media
  • Crime Fiction
  • Fantasy Literature


Dr. Su Soon Peng

Email: susp@um.edu.my

Areas of Expertise

Supervision Interests

  • Stylistics
  • Feminism or Gender studies
  • Advertising
  • Stylistics
  • Feminism or Gender studies
  • Advertising


Dr. Kok Su Mei

Email: smkok@um.edu.my

Areas of Expertise

Supervision Interests

  • Shakespeare
  • Non-Shakespearean Renaissance drama (Middleton, Jonson, etc)
  • Renaissance literature
  • Early modern theatre history
  • Cultural geography
  • Material culture
  • Malaysian adaptations of Shakespeare

  • Shakespeare
  • Non-Shakespearean Renaissance drama (Middleton, Jonson, etc)
  • Renaissance literature
  • Early modern theatre history
  • Cultural geography
  • Material culture
  • Malaysian adaptations of Shakespeare


Dr Nicholas Pagan

Email: nicholas.pagan@um.edu.my

Areas of Expertise

Supervision Interests

  • Literary theory and criticism
  • Twentieth Century and Contemporary American literature
  • Literature,science, and religion

  • Literary theory and criticism
  • American and comparative literature
  • Modern drama and film

Last Updated: 19/06/2019