Sofiah Jamil commenced her PhD in March 2012 and is a recipient of the ANU University Research Scholarship. She was conferred an MSc (International relations) from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore in 2010, during which she wrote a dissertation on “Democracies and Effective Climate Change Mitigation: The case of Indonesia”. She received her Bachelor of Arts (2nd Upper Honours) in Political Science and International Relations from the University of Western Australia in 2006. Her honours thesis is entitled “Oh I See!” - The Organisation of Islamic Conference’s Enlightened Moderation Agenda.
Her published works include a chapter on “Development as a double-edged sword: Managing environmental movement in Singapore’s urban environment” in Environmental Movements around the world: Shades of Green in Politics and Culture (2013), two co-authored chapters in an edited volume on Energy and Non-Traditional Security in East Asia (2012) ; and a chapter on “Islam & Environmentalism: Greening Our Youth” in Igniting Thought, Unleashing Youth: Perspectives on Muslim Youth and Activism in Singapore (2009).
Prior to pursuing her PhD, Sofiah was an Associate Research Fellow at the RSIS Centre for Non-Traditional Security (NTS) Studies, where she currently holds an Adjunct Research Associate position. She also serves on the Board of Management of the Young Association of Muslim Professionals in Singapore.
Her research interests include contemporary Muslim politics, human security, and environmental issues. She documents some of her thoughts on environmentalism on her blog “The Green Bush”, and manages Project ME: Muslims and the Environment – an online community page on Facebook that seeks to increase environmental awareness and action amongst Muslims.