Dian Shah

Research Visitor - Trinity Term 2023


Dian A H Shah is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore, where she teaches Constitutional Law and Legal Systems of Asia. She was previously a Research Fellow of the Centre for Asian Legal Studies, and a Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Law, University of Malaya, where she also taught constitutional law.  

Dian completed her LL.M and SJD degrees at Duke University Law School, and prior to that she graduated with an LL.B from Warwick University. Her research interests span the fields of law and religion, comparative constitutional law, and human rights, and her work focuses on the interaction between law and politics in plural and divided societies. Outside academia, she serves as a member of the Consultative Committee on Foreign Policy under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Malaysia. 

Dian is the author of Constitutions, Religion and Politics in Asia: Indonesia, Malaysia and Sri Lanka (CUP 2017) and the co-editor of a volume on Law and Society in Malaysia: Pluralism, Religion and Ethnicity (Routledge 2018). She has also published in the International Journal of Constitutional Law (I-CON), Federal Law Review, and Constitutional Studies. She is currently working on her second monograph, which examines the fragility of democratic constitutional commitments and political change in Asia's younger democracies.