Najwa Abdullah (NUS) is currently pursuing a Ph.D in Cultural Studies in Asia at the National University of Singapore (NUS). Previously, she worked as a Research Analyst at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) of Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore, assisting in various research projects on current affairs in Malaysia and Indonesia, particularly vis-à-vis race and religious relations. She was previously trained in English Literature at Universitas Indonesia (BA) and Critical Media and Cultural Studies (MA) at SOAS University of London. She has also worked as a journalist for a Muslim lifestyle magazine based in Singapore, Aquila Style. Her current research interests include studies of popular culture, contemporary Islam, histories of media and communication, critical theory, and postcolonial thought.
1. Najwa Abdullah & Mohamed Nawab Mohamed Osman (2018) Islamisation in the Indonesian media spaces: new sites for a conservative push, Journal of Religious and Political Practice, 4:3, 214-232, DOI: 10.1080/20566093.2018.1525894