Centre for Asian Legal Studies

Research Staff


Research Fellow
3 August 2016 - 2 August 2018

Post-doctoral Fellow
3 August 2015 - 2 August 2016

Dian A. H. Shah completed her S.J.D. at Duke University School of Law in October 2014, where she also served as the President of the Duke Law School S.J.D. Association. Upon graduation, she worked as a Senior Lecturer at University of Malaya Law Faculty, where she taught Constitutional Law. Prior to her obtaining her doctorate, she graduated with an LL.B (Warwick University) and an LL.M (Duke University) in 2008 and 2009, respectively.

Her research interests span the fields of constitutional history, comparative constitutional law, and human rights. Dian's recent work focuses on the interaction of law, religion, and politics in plural societies and in the past few years, she has spent time conducting field research in Indonesia and Sri Lanka. She had previously won an American Institute for Sri Lankan Studies (AISLS) Pre-Dissertation Grant to carry out research in Sri Lanka and has served as a visiting researcher at the Freedom Institute, Jakarta. Some of her work has been published in the Indonesian Journal of International and Comparative Law and the Oxford Journal of Law and Religion.

Dian is currently completing her first monograph entitled "Constitutions, Religion, and Politics in Asia" (under contract with Cambridge University Press), which arises from her doctoral work at Duke. She also serves as the Deputy Editor of the Asian Journal of Comparative Law.

From August 2016, Dian will be appointed Deputy Editor for the Asian Journal of Comparative Law.

Email : dian.ahshah@nus.edu.sg
Phone: +65 6601 3465