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The Gender Studies Programme began offering Minors in Gender Studies since the 1994/95 academic session within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. The programme also offers inter-disciplinary and trans-disciplinary courses which include theory, research methodology, on family, the economy, law, culture, politics, religion and human rights. Students enrolled in the programme will be engaged in critical thinking, innovation and assess their role in society in accordance with the educational philosophy of the university and country. The Gender Studies Programme aims to produce multi-disciplinary social scientists and graduates who are critical of patriarchy, inequality, injustice, neoliberalism and all forms of oppression and hegemony.

The Gender Studies Programme was established to meet the demands of a nation transitioning towards greater prosperity and progress. It promotes gender awareness and the application of knowledge, skills, and experience in the workplace. Students will benefit from the courses offered by the programme as they are trained to cultivate a perspective that is sensitive towards the role of gender relations in their community, society, and culture. From their gender-sensitive vantage point, the student will become more attuned to inequality and injustice within the spheres of culture, politics, law and the economy. The Gender Studies Programme is a space for intellectual discussion and transformative experiential learning about gender through academic forums, seminars, outbound visits, writing workshops, research workshops, documentary film screenings and student-oriented activities. 

Coordinator
Dr. Rusaslina Binti Idrus
B.A (Cornell University ), M.A (Yale University), 
M.A, PhD (Harvard University)


Vision,Mission,Objective

Overview

VISION

To develop and disseminate intellectual work in Gender Studies using gender-sensitive perspectives to address local and global challenges through teaching, research, publication and community work

MISSION
To become a holistic inter-disciplinary and trans-disciplinary Gender Studies programme, producing students well-equipped with employable skills and ready to participate in national development, and ultimately a university programme that will contribute to gender equality, social and economic justice towards a more just and democratic nation.

OBJECTIVE
The Gender Studies Programme objectives are : 

  • To nurture and promote gender awareness from a feminist theoretical perspective taught in the courses offered in the programme.
  • To engage in inter-disciplinary and trans-disciplinary research and publication on gender.
  • To contribute to society and national development through the promotion of gender awareness, equality and social justice in every section of society.
  • To train future visionaries, policy makers, civil servants, law practitioners, researchers, media practitioners, social entrepreneurs, activists and individuals committed to the principles of gender equality and social justice.
Uniqueness of The Gender Studies Programme

We are one of the only programmes in Malaysia and Southeast Asia that awards a comprehensive undergraduate degree in Gender Studies since 1994. Courses offered by the Gender Studies Programme at University of Malaya are inter-disciplinary, trans-disciplinary and intersectional across issues related to race/ethnicity, culture, history, religion, sexuality, nationality, citizenship, law, politics, economy, development, globalisation, management, the environment, demographics, media, health, medicine and human rights.

Activities & Networks

The Gender Studies Programme networks with local, regional and international organizations that are tapped regularly for support. The international and regional agencies that have supported Gender Studies Programme are Canadian Cooperative and Support Office (CIDA), Gender and Development Centre (APDC) and the Committee for International Co-operation in Higher Education (CICHE) under the British Council. The Gender Studies Programme networks with the ;  

• NAM Institute for the empowerment of Women (NIEW) 
• Asia-Pacific Resources and Research Centre for Women (Arrow)  
• International Women's Rights Action Watch – Asia Pacific (Iwraw Asia-Pacific)  
• Women Living under Muslim Laws (WLUML) 
• ASEAN Gender Studies Network, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)  
• Friedrich Ebert Stiftung-Indonesia (FES)  
• International Development Research Centre (IDRC)  

The local networks are :  

• The Joint-Action Group for Gender Equality (JAG),  
• Bar Council  
• Centre for Poverty and Development Studies (CPDS)  
• Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya  
• Helath Research Unit (HERDU)  
• Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya  
• National Network for Gender/Women's Studies (SAMA)  
• All Women's Action Society (AWAM)  
• Women's Aid Organisation (WAO)  
• Sister In Islam (SIS)  
• KANITA  
• Kementerian Pembangunan Wanita 

Department Chart
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Elective Courses Offered by The Gender Studies Programme (EP2)

SEMESTER 1

SEMESTER 2

 FIRST YEAR 

 

 

 SECOND YEAR 

 AIO 2002 : Gender and Environment (3)

AIO 2003 : Gender and Politics (3)

AIO 2005 : Gender Issues in Non-Governmental Organization (3)

AIO 2007 : Understanding Childhood and Research with Children (3)**

 AIO 2004 : Gender and Family (3)

AIO 2006 : Gender, Science and Technology (3)

AIO 2008 : Gender and Interfaith Dialogue (3)**

AIO 2009 : Indigenous Knowledge & Gender (4)**

 THIRD YEAR 

 AIO 3002 : Gender and Work (3)

AIO 3003 : Gender, Religion, Culture, and Social Change (3)

AIO 3008 : Gender, Memory and History (4)**

 AIO 3004 : Gender, Peace and Conflict (3)

AIO 3006 : Gender and Social Justice (3)

AIO 3007 : Gender and Masculinity (3)**

AIO 3009 : Gender in Muslim Communities (4)**

** Courses taught in English

Undergraduate Programmes of Study

Undergraduate

COURSES STRUCTURE

Gender Studies Programme encourages students to take a minor in gender studies. Courses are also affered as electives for students from within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and students from other faculties

PROGRAMME LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • At the end of the programme, students will be able to:
  • Explain conceptual and theoretical knowledge in gender studies.
  • Identify gender issues and its main problems by means of using practical skills in order to address these issues.
  • To put into practice values, social and personal responsibilities to help in solving problems faced by women specifically and by society generally.
  • Acquire cognitive autonomy to make informed evaluation in a professional manner based on the ethics and professionalism in gender studies.
  • To communicate effectively by possessing communicative, writing and team work skills.
  • To evaluate information from diverse sources for the purpose of problem solving and possessing basic knowledge to conduct research, to evaluate evidence, arguments and assumptions in solving problems from a gender perspective.
  • To search, manage and use information as a basis for self learning and life long learning in discussing social and gender issues besides demonstrating the use of ICT skills.
  • To apply knowledge in management and entrepreneurial skills for the purpose of helping one self and society achieve social and economic needs.

LIST OF OUR COURSES:

CODE           TITLE OF COURSE 

                    First Year
AZEA 1101 - Introduction to Gender Studies
AZEA 1102 - Gender, Culture and Society
AZEA 1103 - Theories in Gender Studies
AZEA 1104 - Gender and Development


                    Second Year
AZEA 2182 - Gender Research Methodology
AZEA 2302 - Gender and Environment
AZEA 2303 - Gender and Politics in Malaysia
AZEA 2304 - Gender and The Family
AZEA 2305 - Gender Issues in Non-Governmental Organizations
AZEA 2306 - Gender, Sciene and Technology
AZEA 2307 - Gender and Citizenship
AZEA 2308 - Understanding Childhood and Research With Children


                    Third Year
AZEA 3301 - Gender and Law
AZEA 3302 - Gender and Work
AZEA 3303 - Gender, Religion, Culture, and Social Change
AZEA 3304 - Gender Issues in Media
AZEA 3305 - Gender, Conflict and Peace
AZEA 3306 - Gender and Sexuality
AZEA 3307 - Gender and Social work for Social Justice
AZEA 3308 - Gender and Masculinity
Postgraduate Programmes of Study

Postgraduate

POSTGRADUATE INFORMATIONS

Gender Studies Programme will be able to supervise postgraduate students at Masters and Ph.D levels in the fields of :

  • Gender and Work
  • Gender and Politics
  • Gender and Religion
  • Gender and Law
  • Gender, Peace and Conflict
  • Gendered Violence
  • Gender and Media
  • Gender and Citizenship
  • Gender and Migration
  • Gender and Social Policy
  • Gender and Governance
  • Gender and Political History
  • Gender and Development

APPLICATION PROCESS

1. Choose a programme from the Prospective Graduate Information
2. Create a portal account at Online Application
3. Your account verification will be sent to your registered e-mail address
4. Please verify the link sent through your e-mail.
5. Then,login.

  ** If you have forgotten your password , please use the features given.

**IMPORTANT! All documents or certificates requested in the e-Application (includes the processing fees slip) are required to be uploaded before your application is considered complete. 

 

Postgraduate Students (Active)
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Gender Studies Seminar Series

2017

DATE

TITLE

 

PRESENTER

 

VENUE

21 November 2017

2.00 pm

Bilang yang Nakal-nakal Kami : Irregular Female Migrants in Sabah and Their Agency through the Sea Tides

Vilashini Somiah (National University Of Singapore)

Dean’s Meeting Room 1, FASS

13 November 2017

2.00 pm

Democratization Movement and the Birth of Cultural Studies in Taiwan

Profesor Joyce Liu (Chiao Tung University, Taiwan)

Lecture Hall F (DKF), FASS

31 October 2017

2.00 pm

Folktales, Evolution, and Women: Investigating Stories of Womanhood in the Malay Archipelago

Dr. Ikhlas Abdul Hadi (Universiti Putra Malaysia)

Dean’s Meeting Room 2, FASS

11 September 2017

10.00 am

Malaysian Female Undergraduates’ Interpretations of Inter-Ethnic Relations in Contemporary Malaysian Films

Humairah Zainal (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)

Dean’s Meeting Room 1, FASS

21 August 2017

10.00 am

Young Men, Flirting, and Sexual Harassment: Eve-Teasing Narratives from the Bustees of Kolkata

Dr. Kabita Chakraborty (Children’s Studies, York University)

Dean’s Meeting Room 1, FASS

1 August 2017

3.00 pm

Trajectories Of The Hijab: Redefining The Public And Private Sphere In Malaysia

Dr. Alicia Izharuddin (Senior Lecturer, Gender Studies Programme)

Dean’s Meeting Room 1, FASS

16 May 2017

2.00 pm

Visual Orientalism: Gender, Coloniality and Art

Profesor Dr. Syed Farid Alatas

(National University of Singapore)

Dean’s Meeting Room 1, FASS


2016

DATE

TITLE

 

PRESENTER

 

VENUE

1 December 2016

11.00 am

The Aftermath of The US Presidential Election: Perspectives from Gender Studies

Dr. Juno Salazar Parrenas (Ohio State University)

Meeting Room of Southeast Asian Studies Department, FASS

10 November 2016

2.00 pm

Kinship and Gender as Legacy and Future

Prof. Dr. Janet Carsten

(University of Edinburgh)

Dean’s Meeting Room 1, FASS

4 August 2016

11.00 am

Discourses on Gender and Islam

Imam Khalid Latif & Priya Chandra

Dean’s Meeting Room 1, FASS

24 June 2016

10.30 am

Who is an Expatriate? Euro-American Identities, Race and Integration in Postcolonial India”

Dr. Shalini Grover (Delhi University, India)

Dean’s Meeting Room 1, FASS

28 March 2016

2.00 pm

The Feminist Praxis of Talitha Kum Southeast Asia: Combatting Trafficking in Persons to Realising Human Dignity

Dr. Sharon Bong

Dean’s Meeting Room 1, FASS

29 February 2016

2.00 pm

Memories of Textile Narratives: Iban Weavers Restoring Pua Kumbu Knowledge in Sarawak

Dr. Welyne Jeffrey Jehom (Senior Lecturer, Gender Studies Programme)

Dean’s Meeting Room 1, FASS


2015

DATE

TITLE

 

PRESENTER

 

VENUE

14 December 2015

2.00 pm

Queering Southeast Asian Narrative -The Batik Paintings of Patrick Ng Kah Onn

Dr. Simon Soon (University of Sydney)

 

Dean’s Meeting Room 1, FASS

23 November 2015

2.00 pm

Wolves Of Bukit Wang? Chasing Gender And Power In Malaysia's Financial Institutions’

Dr. Laura Elder (Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Indiana)

Dean’s Meeting Room 1, FASS

15 June 2015

10.30 am

Revisiting ‘Indigenous Knowledge’ in Southeast Asia: is it a dead-end or a way out

Professor Victor King (University of Leeds)

Lecture Hall B (DKB), FASS

4 June 2015

2.00 pm

Women At Work: The First Exchange Theatre Play In Asia

Realex-Marie Tseng and Group

Dataran Siswa, FASS

22 April 2015

10.30 am

Nationalist Feminism? Reflections Postcolonialism, Gender and Postnationalism’

Dr. AliciaIzharuddin (Lecturer, Gender Studies Programme)

Dean’s Meeting Room 2, FASS

30 March 2015

2.00 pm

Being Sociologist Among Moral Enemies Fieldwork By Immersion Within Far Right In France (1996-2002)

 

Profesor Dr. Daniel Bizeul

(Professor of sociology at the University of Angers and is research fellow at the CRESPPA-CSU in Paris)

Dean’s Meeting Room 1, FASS


2014

DATE

TITLE

 

PRESENTER

 

VENUE

12 December 2014

3.00 pm

The Great Muslim Gender Debate: Learning To Disagree Agreeably

Dr Ayesha S.Chaudhry

Lecture Hall C (DKC), FASS

Islamic Legal Reform: A View From Within

Dr Rumee Ahmed

17 November 2014

2.00 pm

Last Men Standing:Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse in Millennial Hollywood

Dr. Elizabeth Ebele

(Department of English, University of Malaya/Associate Professor, SUNY Nassau Community College)

Dean’s Meeting Room 1, FASS

13 October 2014

2.00 pm

Decentering the Body:Staging Class, Effacing Sexuality in BangladeshiHijraDance

Dr. Munjulika Rahman (Visiting Senior Lecturer, Dance Departement)

Dean’s Meeting Room 1, FASS

23 September 2014

10.00 am

Perception of Educated Women Towards Delayed Marriage in Malaysia and Bangladesh: Awareness of Liberal Feminism Towards Empowerment

Dr. Zobaida Akhter, Felo Penyelidik Kanan, Pusat Dialog Peradaban

Dean’s Meeting Room 1, FASS

3 April 2014

10.00 am

From Top To Bottom: Complementary Roles Of Traditional Temiar Midwives and Shaman

Dr. Sue Jennings (Churchill Fellow 2012-2013, Arts and Older People Visiting Professor, Taiwan University of the Arts Visiting Fellow, Leeds Metropolitan University)

Conference Room, Faculty of Law

24 March 2014

4.00 pm

Ulama Perempuan

Norhayati Kaprawi (Filmmaker, Asian Public Intellectual Fellow)

Dean’s Meeting Room 1, FASS

10 March 2014

2.00 pm

Female Bodies Re-Imagined: The Politics of Family Planning in Postwar Peninsular Malaysia

Por Heong Hong, PhD Candidate at School of Sciences, USM

Dean’s Meeting Room 1, FASS


2013

DATE

TITLE

 

PRESENTER

 

VENUE

17 September 2013

2.00 pm

Malaysia's View on the European Union's External Policies on Development And Gender Equality

Dr. Anja K. Franck

BSBB 2, FASS


2011

DATE

TITLE

 

PRESENTER

 

VENUE

26 April 2011

3.00 pm

Formal/informal sex education and young people’s sexual relationships in

Dr. Kabita Chakraborty (Research Fellow, University of Melbourne)

Dean’s Meeting Room 1, FASS


2010

DATE

TITLE

 

PRESENTER

 

VENUE

29 November 2010

3.00 pm

In/formal Sex Education : Public and Private Debates in India

Dr.Kabita Chakraborty (Research Fellow, University of Melbourne)

Dean’s Meeting Room 1, FASS

26 March 2010

3.00 pm

Gender, New Media and Resistance

Anita Gurumurthy (IT for Change Bangalore India)

Dean’s Meeting Room 2, FASS

8 Januari 2010

3.00 pm

Children’s rights in the driving seat? Muddles in the interface between policy, programme and information about children

Dr. Judith Ennew (Visitting Senior Research Fellow RPG)

Dean’s Meeting Room 1, FASS


2009

DATE

TITLE

 

PRESENTER

 

VENUE

11 March 2009

3.00 pm

Scenes from the Social Life of Blood in Penang: A Preliminary View

Janet Carsten, University of Edinburgh

Dean’s Meeting Room 1, FASS

28 April 2009

10.00 am

The White Negro Reconsidered : An Exercise in Ethnographic

Reflexivity

Mr. Leo Couacaud (Vistting Research Fellow, RPG)

Dean’s Meeting Room 1, FASS

1 April 2009

2.30 pm

Gender Issues And Islamic Perspective

Dr. Mohammad Akram Nadwi, Research Fellow, Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies

Dean’s Meeting Room 1, FASS


2008

DATE

TITLE

 

PRESENTER

 

VENUE

26 June 2008

3.00 pm

Women Learning to Labor in Cyberjaya, Malaysia

Dr. Lisa McLauglin (Miami University-Ohio, Amerika Syarikat)

Dean’s Meeting Room 1, FASS

 

Gender Studies Seminar Series (Film Screening)

FACULTY OF ARTS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

UNIVERSITY OF MALAYA

2016

 

DATE

 

TITLE

VENUE

8 December 2018

8.00 pm

My Voice, My Story: Digital Story Telling For Orang Asli Youth Empowerment

Lecturer Hall B, FASS

24 September 2016

2.00 pm

Hey Orang Kita’

Lecturer Hall B, FASS

4 March 2016

8.00 pm

Petals in the Dust: The Endangered Indian Girls

Lecturer Hall B, FASS

  

2015

 

DATE

 

TITLE

VENUE

4 November 2015

8.00 pm

Bangkit dari Bayangan

Lecturer Hall B, FASS

18 September 2015

8.00 pm

Papuan Voices

Lecturer Hall B, FASS

Publications
GENDER PUBLICATION

  1. Ruhana Padzil, Analisis Isu Air Singapura-Johor: Permintaan dan Bekalan, Jurnal JATI, Bil. 12. Disember, 2007

  2. Thambiah, Shanthi. “The Emergence of the Ethnic Category Bhuket: Diversity and the Collective Hunter-Gatherer Identity in Borneo” in Sercombe, Peter & Sellato, Bernard (eds), Beyond the Green Myth: Borneo's Hunter-Gatherers in the 21st Century. Nordic Institute of Asian Studies Press, Denmark, 2007, pg 91-109

  3. Thambiah, Shanthi. Gender Mainstreaming in Development Planning: Concepts, Approaches and Tools. NAM Institute for the Empowerment of Women, Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development Malaysia. June 2007. pg 1-162

  4. SARJANA, Volume 25 (Special Issue)

Contact
Programme Coordinator (Gender Studies)
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
University of Malaya 
50603 Kuala Lumpur 
MALAYSIA

T: (603)-7967 5485
F: (603)-7967 7369
E: fass_gender@um.edu.my
Last Update: March 18, 2016