Dr Sandra K. Manickam

Dr Sandra Khor Manickam
(Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 1978) is Lecturer in History at the Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication. She is also Managing Editor of the Journal of the Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society (JMBRAS) under editor Paul Kratoska.

Prior to coming to the Erasmus University Rotterdam, she worked as Assistant Professor of Southeast Asian History at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore and Junior Professor of Southeast Asian Studies at Goethe University of Frankfurt, Germany.

She obtained her PhD in History from the Australian National University (ANU), Canberra and her MA in History from the National University of Singapore (NUS). Her areas of research focus on the history of colonialism in Malaya and Southeast Asia generally, the changing ideas of race in history and anthropology, and the history of the Japanese occupation of Southeast Asia.

Her book, Taming the Wild: Aborigines and Racial Knowledge in Colonial Malaya, was published in 2015 by NUS Press under the ASAA Southeast Asian Publication Series. More information is available at: manickam.nl.


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Lecturer, Department of History, Erasmus University Rotterdam

  • CH1101 Global History, Term 1.1

Assistant Professor, History Programme, HSS, Nanyang Technological University

  • HH4018 History and Fictional Representation
  • HH3022 World War II and Southeast Asia
  • HH2024 History of the Malay World: Present Identities, Past Histories
  • HH1008 Emergence of Modern Southeast Asia

Junior Professor, Southeast Asian Studies, Goethe University of Frankfurt am Main

  • SKS 7.1/SOA 4.2 World War II in Southeast Asia
  • SEAS 3.2/SOA 19.3 Postgraduate Writing Skills
  • SKS 4.1/SOA 7.1 Introduction to Southeast Asian Studies
  • SKS3.3 Minorities and Majorities in Southeast Asia
  • MSEAS 1.2/SKS 5b.1 Newspapers in Malaysia
  • MSEAS 3.2/MEAS Representing Southeast Asia: literature, photography, film
  • MSEAS 2.1/M-SOA 4.1 Theories and Methods