David Deterding

Associate Professors

Ahsan Ullah

Ampuan Hj Brahim bin Ampuan Hj Tengah

Hj Asbol bin Hj Mail

Gary Jones

James McLellan

Khondker Iftekhar Iqbal

Noor Azam OKMB Haji-Othman

Senior Assistant Professors

Aini binti Hj Karim

Debbie Ho

Hjh Dyg Fatimah binti Hj Awang Chuchu

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

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

Research Assistants

Diotima Chattoraj


Hannah Ho Ming Yit

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Academic Qualifications

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  • Introduction to English Literature
  • Literary Appreciation and Criticism
  • Contemporary Criticial Theory
  • Postcolonial Literature
  • American Literature
  • Popular Fiction
  • Film and Literature
  • Twentieth Century Literature
  • Literature of America's Minorities

Research Interests

  • Asian Diaspora Cultures
  • Transnational Migration
  • Psychoanalytical Theory
  • Memory Studies & Trauma Theory
  • Relationship between Literature and Medicine
  • Life Writing: Autobiography
  • Gendered Identities and Subjectivities
  • The Subject’s Mind-Body Connection
  • Asian American Literature
  • African American Literature
  • The Contemporary Novel

Research Grants

  • Cartography of Asian Diasporas in American Literature – BND$10,000 (UBD Seed Grant);
  • 1 January – 31 December 2014. Principal Investigator: Dr Hannah Ho
  • Representations and Language Use of the Chinese Diaspora in Brunei Darussalam – BND $9550 (UBD FIC Research Grant); 2019-2021. Principal Investigator: Dr Hannah Ho


Journal Articles

Ho, Hannah (2020). Deconstructing the myth of national identity in The Bunian Conspiracy series. Southeast Asian Review of English, 57(1).

Ho, Hannah (2019). Women doing Malayness in Brunei Darussalam. Southeast Asian Review of English, 56(2), 147-165. (Online access).

Ho, Hannah & Ho, Debbie (2019). Identity in flux: The sarong party girl's pursuit of a "good life". Asiatic: Journal of Language and Literature, 13(2). (Online access).

Ho, Hannah (2019). Personal narratives of illness: Redressing madness in the Singaporean fiction of Amanda Lee Koe. Humanities, 8(2), 70. doi: 10.3390/h8020070. (Online access).

Ho, Hannah (2018). Capitalist patriarchy in Singaporean women’s production of work and consumption: Towards a radical discourse. South East Asia: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 18, 55–70. (PDF Version).

Ho, Hannah & Frank Dhont (2016). Bombs as potent reminders of war: A literary-historical study of Negara Brunei Darussalam. South East Asia: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 16, 138–150. (PDF Version).

Ho, Hannah (2015). The language of depathologized melancholia in Jessica Hagedorn’s Dogeaters. South East Asia: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 15, 17-25. (PDF Version).


Ho, Hannah and Deterding, David (Eds.) (2020). Engaging Modern Brunei: Research on Language, Literature and Culture. Singapore: Springer.

Book Chapters

Ho, Hannah (2020). The lost subject: Arrested intercultural identity in Muslim Burmat’s Permainan Laut. In Hannah Ho and David Deterding (Eds.), Engaging Modern Brunei: Research on Language, Literature and Culture. Singapore: Springer.

Ho, Hannah and Amran, Rinni (2020). Negotiating Identity in Bruneian Anglophone Literature. In Hannah M. Y. Ho and David Deterding (Eds.), Engaging Modern Brunei: Research on Language, Literature and Culture. Singapore: Springer.

Deterding, David and Ho, Hannah (2020). Introduction. In Hannah M. Y. Ho and David Deterding (Eds.), Engaging Modern Brunei: Research on Language, Literature and Culture. Singapore: Springer.

Ho, Debbie and Ho, Hannah (2020). We are the Southeast Asian Chinese. In Y. K. Chan and C. Y. Hoon (Eds.), Chineseness in Motion. Singapore: Springer.

Ho, Hannah (accepted, 2019). Rethinking Singapore’s unclean subjects in Amanda Lee Koe's "Ministry of Moral Panic". In J. R. Velasco (Ed.), The Faces of Depression in Literature. Berlin: Peter Lang.

Ho, Hannah (in press, 2019). Negotiating a personal experience: Identity affirmation of the Horimono artist. In S. Kloss (Ed.), Tattoo(ed) Histories. London: Routledge.

Ho, Hannah (2013). Depathologising race. In S. Andermahr & S. Pellicer-Ortin (Eds.), Trauma narratives and herstories. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Conference Papers

Ho, Hannah (2020). A Self-Will for Inclusive Spaces: Writing Contested Identity of the Chinese Diaspora in Brunei Darussalam’s Anglophone Literature. 2nd International Conference on Literature. Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang. 29-30 July.

Ho, Hannah (2019). "Unclean Subject: Analysing Depression in Singaporean Literature". The American Comparative Literature Association. Georgetown University, Washington, USA. 7th March – 10th March 2019.

Ho, Hannah (2019). Regional workshop. "Parenting Among Asians". International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development. Chinese University of Hong Kong. 25th June – 28th June 2019.

Ho, Hannah (2019). "We are the English-speaking Chinese”: Assessing the Threat Posed by the Shift to the English Language. 20th English in Southeast Asia Conference. Raffles Town Club, Singapore. 6th December – 7th December 2019.

Ho, Hannah (2017). Augmenting the Historian’s Role: Survivor Memory in Tan Twan Eng’s The Garden of Evening Mists. The Asian Conference on Literature. International Academic Forum (IAFOR). Kobe, Japan. 30 April – 2 May 2017.

Ho, Hannah (2017). Representing Painful Memories: Representations of World War Two in Malaysian and Bruneian Fiction. Institute of Asian Studies Seminar Series. 22 February 2017.

Ho, Hannah (2016). Survivor Memory Reconfigured: Revisiting Trauma in Contemporary Malaysian Fiction. Brunei-Malaysia Forum. 16 November – 17 November 2016.

Ho, Hannah (2015). Writing Cross-Cultural Identities in Postmodern Asia. 18th English in Southeast Asia (ESEA) Conference. 16 November – 17 November 2015.

Ho, Hannah (2015). Race, Gender and Postcolonialism in Jessica Hagedorn’s Dogeaters. 2nd International Conference on Linguistics, Literature and Arts. 4 February – 5 February 2015.

Ho, Hannah (2014). Death’s Journey in Fay Ng’s Novels. 11th Interdisciplinary-Net Conference on ‘Death, Dying and Suffering,’ Prague, Czech Republic. 1 November – 3 November 2014.

Ho, Hannah (2013). The ethnic evolution of Susan Choi’s novels. MELUS 27th Annual Conference in Pittsburgh. University of Pennsylvania. United States. 14 March – 17 March 2013.

Ho, Hannah (2012). Transformative identities in Korean American Literature. University King’s College London. London. United Kingdom. 14 November 2012.

Ho, Hannah (2012). Managing Racial Femininities: Bone and Dogeaters. Graduate Student Research Seminar Series. University of York, UK. 14 February 2012.

Ho, Hannah (2011). Transformative Racial Melancholia in Intersubjective Connections, at the conference Beyond Trauma: Narratives of (Im)possibility in Contemporary Literatures in English, University of Zaragoza, Spain, 31 March – 2 April 2011.

Ho, Hannah (2010). Voices of Memory within Mother-Daughter Stories, Gender Research Within and Across Disciplines, CWS (Centre for Women’s Studies), University of York, United Kingdom, 4 March 2010.

Ho, Hannah (2010). The Challenges Posed by Female Gender and Sexuality to the Language of Hierarchy, Asian Women Negotiating Hierarchy Within Family, CWS (Centre for Women’s Studies), University of York, United Kingdom, 29 April 2010.

Ho, Hannah (2010). Transcending Borders: Hybridised Identities of the Asian American Diaspora, at the Graduate Student Conference, University of York, United Kingdom, 26 May 2010.

Ho, Hannah (2010). Depathologising Racial Melancholia: Intergenerational Avenues of Transformation within ‘Herstories’ in Maxine Hong Kingston’s ‘The Woman Warrior’ and Amy Tan’s ‘The Bonesetter’s Daughter’, at the conference Trauma Narratives and Herstories: With a Special Emphasis on the Work of Eva Figes, University of Northampton, United Kingdom, 12-13 November 2010.


  • Senior Reviewer. The Asian Conference on Literature (LibAsia2017). International Academic Forum (IAFOR). Kobe, Japan.

Editorial Board

  • Advisory Editorial Board Member for the Ostrava Journal of English Philology, University of Ostrava, in association with the Czech Ministry of Culture, Czech Republic, 2011.

External Positions

  • Visiting Researcher Scholar, Department of English, University of California, Berkeley. USA. 4 January – 15 December 2014.
  • Visiting Scholar, Department of English, Kings College London, UK. October – November 2012.