Ms. Piya Sukhani is a Research Analyst at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University. She is affiliated with the Malaysia Programme, under the Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies, where she closely examines Malaysian domestic politics and has worked on themes such as Malaysia’s religious and ethnic terrain, the dynamics of gender and Islam in the Malaysian socio-political milieu, and federalism post the new governance in Malaysia. Her research interests lie in critical and political theory, and in analysing the symbiosis of racial/religio-political discourse and subjectivities.