Sacred States and Subjects: Religion, Law, and State-Building in Colonial Malaya
Hanisah Abdullah Sani is a comparative-historical sociologist of empire and state-formation, modernization, and development. Her research lies in the intersection of law and society, religion and politics, and social change; and she specializes in the colonial and modern histories of the Malay world and Southeast Asia. Dr. Sani received her PhD in sociology from the University of Chicago in 2019, and was a Visiting Associate at the Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies at the University of Michigan from 2019-21. She was a National University of Singapore Overseas Graduate Scholar and Overseas Postdoctoral Fellow, where she is currently faculty member in Malay Studies at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
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