Alifa Bandali is a lecturer in the Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice (GRSJ). Dr. Bandali’s research focuses on feminist activism both in institutional and creative spaces. Her PhD thesis titled: Paid to care: Women’s experiences in non-profit/NGO work in Malaysia examined how women working in the non-profit/NGO sector saw themselves in their work and the meaningfulness of ‘good work’.


Book chapters

Vicki Crinis and Alifa Bandali. “Malaysia: balancing paid and unpaid work.” In Women, Work and Care in the Asia-Pacific, eds. Marian Baird, Michele Ford and Elizabeth Hill. London: Routledge, 2017. 41-54.

Journal Articles

Alifa Zafirah Bandali. “Who cares? A lack of self-care for women in the non-profit/non-governmental sector.” Gender, Work & Organization Original article. (2019): 1-15. DOI: 10.1111/gwao.12362.

Alifa Bandali. “Meaghan Morris: A student’s perspective.” Cultural Studies Review 24.1
(2018): 71-73.

Alifa Bandali. “Blurring boundaries in women’s organizations in Malaysia: When the personal becomes the professional.” Asian Journal of Women’s Studies 23.1 (2017): 110-120.

Book Reviews

Alifa Bandali. “Feminisms, empowerment and development: Changing women’s lives.” Australian Feminist Studies 29.81 (2014): 342-344.

Online Publications

Alifa Bandali. “A politics of skin: Using art as intervention.” Peril. 23 September 2018.

Alifa Bandali and Sarinah Masukor, editors. “Cinema.” RUNWAY Experimental Art. July 2018.

Alifa Bandali. “A safe landing.” RUNWAY. 13 December 2017.

Alifa Bandali. “Artist profile: Cigdem Aydemir.” RUNWAY. 19 October 2017.

Alifa Bandali. “NGOs prompt report on 2002 Gujarat incident.” Asia Pacific Memo. Memo 44. 7 December 2010.

Creative Works

Alifa Bandali. “Walking towards resistance on Redfern street.” [photo essay] Exhibition Hijacked! Cold Cuts. 21-22 April 2018. Sydney, Australia.