Mohamed Salihin Subhan bin Mohamed Aidil Subhan is a PhD student from the UBC Political Science department. Born and raised in Singapore, Salihin completed his Master of Science in Asian Studies in the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies and a Bachelor of Social Sciences in the Singapore Management University.
Salihin draws on his subject-position as a minority in Singapore for his research interest on ethnic minorities in democracies. He wrote his masters dissertation on the political representation of the Malay-Muslim community in Singapore. Now, Salihin is exploring the role of religion in Southeast Asian politics. Specifically, he is looking at how Muslim policy preferences are shaped by religious appeals using a public opinion approach.
Outside of research, Salihin lives to eat. His favourite dish is sambal goreng pengantin cooked by his mother and prepared on the eve of Hari Raya Aidilfitri.
Ethnic and religious politics, public opinion, political representation