Visiting Professor

David Deterding

Associate Professors

Abdillah Noh

Ahsan Ullah

Ampuan Hj Brahim bin Ampuan Hj Tengah

Hj Asbol bin Hj Mail

Debbie Ho

Gary Jones

James McLellan

Khondker Iftekhar Iqbal

Noor Azam OKMB Haji-Othman

Senior Assistant Professors

Johannes L. Kurz

Md Shafi Noor Islam

Paul Deyuan He

Hj Ramlee bin Hj Tinkong

Rommel Curaming

Salbrina Hj Sharbawi

Sharifah Nurul Huda Alkaff

Yabit Alas

Assistant Professors

Hjh Asiyah Az-Zahra bte Hj Ahmad Kumpoh

Hannah Ho Ming Yit

Kathrina bte DP Haji Mohd Daud

Magne Knudsen

Meredian Alam

Muhammad Arafat Bin Mohamad

Rui Oliveira Lopes

Shirley Chin

Siti Mazidah binti Hj Mohamad

Yong Liu


Ak Hj Ashrol Rahimy bin Pg Hj Damit

Asmali Hj Sulaiman

Hjh Aznah binti Hj Suhaimi

Chester Keasberry

Daniel Wee

Ena Herni binti Wasli

Gabriel Yong

Izni Azrein bin Noor Azalie

Khairunnisa Haji Ibrahim

Mardina binti Hj Mahadi

Maslin bin Haji Jukin/Jukim

Mohd. Zefri Ariff bin Mohd. Zain Ariff

Nani Suryani binti Hj Abu Bakar

Dk Noor Hasharina bte Pg Haji Hassan

Norzurianie Hj Kamarulzaman

Nur Raihan Mohamad

Rinni Marliyana binti Hj Amran

Assistant Lecturers

Mayyer Ling


Exzayrani binti Awang Sulaiman

Pg Mohd Rahiman Pg Aliudin

Shariza Wahyuna Hj Shahrin

Siti Badriyah Hj Mohd Yusof

Siti Ifwah Fauzani binti Hj Chuchu

Administrative Staff

FASS Administrative Staff

Research Students

FASS PhD Students


Asmali Hj Sulaiman

Room(s) 2.18
Phone Ext 1839
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Academic Qualifications

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Asmali Haji Sulaiman is a lecturer of Sociology in the Sociology-Anthropology Programme, Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD).

He obtained his PhD in 2020 from the School of Media, Communication and Sociology at the University of Leicester. He also has a BA and an M.Sc. from UBD and The London School of Economics respectively.

In his third undergraduate year at UBD, Asmali was chosen to represent Brunei at the Third ASEF Summer School in Lund, Sweden. He graduated from UBD with a first-class honours degree and was also recipient of the book prize award for History. At LSE Asmali focused his studies in Sociology on the areas of development and crime and deviance, working under Leslie Sklair, Stanley Cohen, and David Downes. Prior to his graduation, Asmali wrote a M.Sc. thesis “The Rentier State: A Review” under Leslie Sklair’s supervision.


  • Making Sense of Society
  • Society, Culture and Economy
  • Social Psychology
  • Sociology of Development
  • Urban society
  • Popular culture

Research Interests

  • Science, technology, and society
  • Trust and distrust
  • Informality
  • Friendship and socialisation
  • Youth society and culture
  • Crime and deviance
  • Popular culture


2000. The Silversmithing in Brunei—A Question of Survival. Undergraduate  fieldwork exercise, UBD. ii + 35pp., illustrated.

China and Taiwan: Historical and Recent problems with Reunification 1945-2000. Academic Exercise, Department of History, UBD. x + 105pp.

2003. The Rentier State: A Review. M.Sc. essay, The London School of Economics. iii + 49pp.

2005. The Education Trend in ASEAN: Emphasis on Secondary Education. Seventh AUN Educational Forum, De La Salle University, Manila. 10 pp.

2006. (with Diana Cheong and Hj Roslee Haji Baha), A Survey of the Public’s Evaluation of Gerakan Ibu Bapa Belia (GIBB) in Brunei Darussalam. Sponsored by the Narcotic Control; Bureau, Prime Minister’s Office. 40 pp.


2020. Inventing apps: The case of the incubatees at iCentre Brunei [Doctoral thesis, University of Leicester, UK]. (Link)


  • Sociology-Anthropology Programme Coordinator (ended 2020)
  • Global Discovery Programme Coordinator
  • FASS Admission Committee officer
  • FASS Faculty Board member
  • FASS SeDIA and Bench Marking focal person
  • Brunei-Malaysia Forum 2021 (BMF) working committee
  • MoE Strategic Foresight team 2020-2021
  • Supervisor for KP 5118 – Research Methodology for Military Command And Staff Course, Cohort 10 (CSC 10) February – September 2000 and Cohort 11 (CSC 11) February – September 2021