Mansurah Izzul Mohamed

Mansurah Izzul Mohamed’s research interests include Southeast Asian studies that address the political aspects, as well as the socio-economic implications of Shariah introduction and subsequent legal implementation in a country. Mohamed is also interested in areas where human rights and the different cultural understandings intersect; as well as the use of negotiation studies to further understand crisis management situations, and she has explored these in her Masters and Bachelors dissertations.

Mohamed holds a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy (MALD) from the Fletcher School, Tufts University (2017) and a Master of Arts in Political Studies from Auckland University (2011), respectively and a Single Honors Bachelor Degree in International Relations from Keele University (2006). She has been awarded a Brunei Government In-Service Training (LDP) Scholarship to undergo graduate level studies.

Before commencing her postgraduate studies in New Zealand and the United States (US), Mohamed worked in Brunei Darussalam as a Research Officer and then Assistant Director at the Department of International Organizations (DIO), Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MOFAT).

While at the Islamic Legal Studies Program (ILSP), Mohamed will work on a on a paper pertaining to the introduction and evolution of Shariah law in Southeast Asian countries, with particular emphasis on its impact to countries in the region. The research will address several perspectives, including but not limited to human rights, political and economic standpoints. Mohamed is also involved in the SHARIAsource Digitization Project undertaken by the Harvard Law School Library particularly concerned with the Brunei sources in the Pilot Project. Her role will be to translate relevant documents in Malay and advise on relevant and important sources to be introduced and digitized. She will be in residence at ILSP during the 2017-2018 academic year.