Alicia Izharuddin

Alicia Izharuddin


Alicia Izharuddin thinks, writes, and teaches in Malaysia.

Recent Opinions

  • 5 years ago

    Between sex and abstinence, there is education and choice

  • 5 years ago

    Wanita ‘free hair’ terus dipinggir, dikecam

  • 5 years ago

    Asal-usul obsesi Melayu dengan tudung

  • 5 years ago

    Cleaner, better, more feminine Malaysia?

More from Alicia Izharuddin

  • 6 years ago

    Greetings from corporate academia

    JUNE 4 — Private higher education in Malaysia has evolved into a new kind of species. Like a forest-dwelling creature adapting to its new habitat in denuded wastelands,...

  • 6 years ago

    Bureaucrats of violence

    MARCH 26 — Police abuse of power is the most frightening aberration in society. Investigations into deaths in custody by the Human Rights Watch sees unreasonable use of...

  • 6 years ago

    Anis Sabirin: suara feminis lantang yang terkubur

    MAC 9 — Anis Sabirin. Satu nama yang jarang sekali menjelma dalam wacana feminis di Malaysia.  Suatu ketika di penghujung dekad 1960-an, beliau terkenal sebagai suara...

  • 6 years ago

    Are we ready for post-nationalism?

    FEBRUARY 13 — It’s nice to see the dust settling after a week of nationalistic confabulation. In its wake, the political appropriation of the life and achievements of...

  • 6 years ago

    The economics of virginity in patriarchal Malaysia

    FEBRUARY 2 — Let’s forget that the hymen is central to the idea of (female) virginity. Focus instead on virginity as a cultural and social form of control. When we do...

  • 6 years ago

    So you want to do a PhD?

    OCTOBER 10 — Accomplishing a PhD is no mean feat. While most will grin and bear it, others will tell you about the loneliness, isolation, counselling sessions, debt,...

  • 6 years ago

    Sexual dynamics of looking

    JUNE 26 ― An effective, if sometimes rather risky, strategy in dealing with sexual harassment in public spaces, defined as catcalls, being stared at, and other unwelcome...

  • 7 years ago

    A Malaysian scholar remembers Stuart Hall

    FEB 27 — A great intellectual died on February 10, 2014. His name was Stuart Hall, dubbed the “godfather of multiculturalism.”  As the tributes by academics...

  • 7 years ago

    Men: The true voice of feminism

    FEB 7 — When you think about it, most rights have been won by women in Malaysia and all citizens are rendered equal before the Federal Constitution. Malaysian women...

  • 7 years ago

    Scholarship on the scrap heap of an ailing higher education

    JAN 29 — As someone in the business of reading, writing, and reviewing academic articles, I have seen the good, the bad, and the ugly. Writing academic articles is not...

  • 7 years ago

    Why freedom of the press matters

    JAN 16 — The Red Pencil protest on January 4 is more than a political struggle against repressive state legislature led by journalists and activists. It is about the basic...

  • 7 years ago

    What is teh tarik enlightenment?

    DEC 3 — Jamal Al-Din Al-Afghani was something of a charismatic maverick and crusader of anti-colonial ideas in late nineteenth century Egypt. His informal engagement with...