Associate Professor Amanda Whiting is Associate Director (Malaysia) at the Asian Law Centre, University of Melbourne. Her research is principally in the area of Malaysian legal and political history; human rights institutions and practices in the Asia-Pacific region; and the intersection of gender, society, religion and the law, with particular reference to Malaysia.

She is the co-editor (with Carolyn Evans) of “Mixed Blessings: Laws, Religions and Women’s Rights in the Asia Pacific Region” (Martunus Nijhoff, 2006); and (with Andrew Kenyon and Tim Marjoribanks) of “Democracy, Media and Law in Malaysia and Singapore: A Space for Speech” (Routledge, 2014). She is currently writing a history of the Malaysian Bar.