Armand Azra bin Azlira is a full-time PhD candidate at LSE. Armand obtained a BA (with hons) in Modern History with Economics from the University of Manchester and an MSc in Empires, Colonialism and Globalisation from LSE. He has also done research with civil society organisations on topics such as public finance, governance, development, and migration in Malaysia. His PhD research topic focuses on the often-ignored anticolonial mass movements in Malysia and its relation to international politics and particularly the Cold War. Armand's thesis is supervised by Dr Kirsten Schulze, an LSE expert in Indonesian regional history and Political Islam.
From 2022 he has been co-convener of the HY509 International History Research Seminar.
Provisional thesis title
The End of Anticolonialism in Malaysia: From the British Recolonisation of Malaya to the 1969 Race Riots, c.1945-1969