Dr Amrita Malhi is a Research Fellow in the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs at The Australian National University. Amrita is a historian with a primary interest in identity politics in colonial Malaya and contemporary Malaysia. Amrita is also a regular public commentator on Malaysian politics, which she has been observing since 2008.

Joshua Gedacht is Visiting Assistant Professor in Islamic World history at Rowan University in New Jersey. Dr. Gedacht received his B.A. in History and Political Science from McGill University in Canada and his Ph.D. in History from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.