N. (Natalia) Laskowska

  • PhD student
  • Southeast Asian Studies

PhD project

Apostasy in Islam: Southeast Asian perspectives
Supervisors: Prof. David Henley en Prof. Em Cees van Dijk

PhD research

Contemporary Indonesian and Malaysian sources on religious freedom; political and legal aspects of murtadd/kāfir labeling; historical aspects and practical reasons for religious conversions in Malaysia and Indonesia; analysis of the semantic shift from ‘unthinkable’ to ‘thinkable’ in the understanding of ridda - apostasy.


Aug 2010 - Jun 2011: Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya. PhD research: Islamic law in Indonesia

2007-2009: Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Warsaw
Cross-cultural Relations, M.A. with Distinction (Summa Cum Laude)
Thesis – regime change and the aftermath of Indonesian student protests of 1998-1999

Aug 2006 – Jun 2007: Universitas Nasional, Jakarta
Indonesian Government Darmasiswa scholarship: Indonesian language

2003-2006: Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Warsaw
Cross-cultural Relations, B.A.
Thesis – religion of Khasi people in Meghalaya, India.


Jan 2011 – now: Collegium Civitas, Warsaw (Polish Academy of Sciences)
Lecturer - History of Southeast Asia; Contemporary Islam in Southeast Asia 

Sep 2010 – Dec 2010: Faculty of Humanities, Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya
Guest lecturer – History of Indonesia, 17th-18th cen.


Indonezja (Historia Państw Świata w XX i XXI wieku). Wydawnictwo Trio. Warszawa, 2012. (Indonesia for the academic series "History of the World in 20th and 21st cen."). 186 pages. ISBN 978-83-7436-290-0.

"Malajskość, język malajski, język malezyjski – kilka uwag o wytwarzaniu tożsamości narodowej" (Malayness, Malay language, Malaysian language – some remarks on creating the national identity) in Maciej Klimiuk (ed.) Azja i Afryka: religie - kultury, języki, pp. 13-20. Wydział Orientalistyczny, Uniwersytet Warszawski. Warszawa, 2013. 

"Apostasy as a Tool to Suppress Dissent – Indonesian Perspective", Rocznik Orientalistyczny 65/2 (2012) pp. 74-84. (Orientalist Yearbook, Polish Academy of Sciences).

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