Institution: Institute of Policy Studies, Universiti Brunei Darussalam. Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei

Position: Lecturer


Norainie is a lecturer at the Institute of Policy Studies (IPS), Universiti Brunei Darussalam. Her alma mater includes the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) where she received her MSc in Public Policy and Administration, and she matriculated at Oxford University in 2009 under the Department of Sociology, while affiliated with the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing. She teaches the following modules: Gender and Development, Non-Governmental Organisations, and Socioeconomic Governance and Globalisation; and coordinates Public Policy Analysis Project for Masters students. She focuses her research on women and young adults, and their lived experiences in contemporary Brunei. Her recent publications include: “Policy Implications for Working Women in Brunei”in Japan Labor Issues Vol. 3(17), pp. 39-46; “The Socioeconomic Context of Fertility Decline and Preference in Brunei”. In Gietel-Basten, S., Casterline, J. and Choe, M. K. (Eds.) (2018). Family Demography in Asia: A Comparative Analysis of Fertility Preferences. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar; “Attitudes Towards Family Formation Among Young Adults in Brunei Darussalam” in Pakistan Journal of Women’s Studies: Alam-e-Niswan, Vol. 25, No. 1, pp. 15-34; and “How Modest is Modest Fashion? Exploring Notions of Modesty within the Context of Muslim Women’s Hypervisibility on Instagram” in Collaborative Research funded under the Korea-ASEAN Cooperation Project [Phase 3] “Gender Justice and Democracy in Asia”.

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