• Teaching


    I hold a postgraduate diploma in junior college teaching from the National Institute of Education in Singapore and a certificate in college teaching preparation from Yale University. I have taught at various levels: as a high school teacher, a teaching assistant and a writing tutor. Teaching for me has always been a process of learning together with my students, translating abstraction into learning activities and back again. My classroom emphasises empathy with the historical subject and rigour in the reading of sources, with student engagement at the center.

    Courses Taught

    Teaching Fellow with Yale University, 2013 to 2017


    World Finance: From Mesopotamia to Present

    History of China since 1550

    Political Islam: From Past to Present

    Southeast Asia since 1800

    The Colonial Period in US History

    Courses in Development

    Postdoctoral Fellow with Nanyang Technological University, 2017 to 2019


    The Islamicate World

    Environmental Issues in Southeast Asia

    Special Topics in Modern Southeast Asian History

    Inter-Asian Connections through Microhistory


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