Nurfadzilah Yahaya

Nurfadzilah Yahaya joins Yale as an Assistant Professor in the Department of History from the National University of Singapore. From 2012 to 2015, she was the Mark Steinberg Weil Early Career Fellow in Islamic Studies at Washington University in St. Louis. She specialises in history of Southeast Asia, Indian Ocean history, legal history, history of infrastructure, and environmental history. Her first book, Fluid Jurisdictions: Colonial Law and Arabs in Southeast Asia (Cornell University Press, 2020) demonstrates how colonial subjects entrenched European colonial legalities in British and Dutch territories by playing several jurisdictions against one another. Yahaya received her BA and MA from the National University of Singapore, and her PhD in History from Princeton University.