Assistant Professor Dr Alwyn Lau Wing Wang

Assistant Professor

Academic Qualifications

PhD Arts (Humanities & Social Sciences)
Bachelor Divinity
BSc Economics

Areas of Interest
Political philosophy
Media studies
Malaysian studies
Tail risks

  • Lau, Alwyn, “Nurturing the Anti-Fragile Student: The Barbell Strategy and Academic Merit Sans the Strain” (forthcoming, 2022)
  • Lau, Alwyn, “From Fetish to Forgiveness: A Žižekian Intrusion on How the Church ‘Enjoys’ Herself for the Sake of the World.” In From Malaysia to the Ends of the Earth: Southeast Asian and Diasporic Contributions to Biblical and Theological Studies Goh, Elaine W.F., Yong, Amos, Kuan, Jeffrey K. & Tan, Jonathan (eds.) (Claremont, CA: Claremont Press 2021)
  • Lau, Alwyn, “Agape As Death Drive: Christian Soteriology and Sacraments as Vectors of the Traumatic”, International Journal of Žižek Studies, 13:3 (2019)
  • Lau, Alwyn, “Forgiveness as Solidarity: The ‘Allah’ Controversy in Malaysia and the Public Discourse of Cheek-Turning”, Dialog, 57:1 (2018), 40-46)
  • Lau, Alwyn, “Saved By Trauma: A Psychoanalytical Reading of the Atonement”, Dialog, 55.3 (2016), 276-284
  • Lau, Alwyn, “Between Surplus and Lack: Constructing a Žižekian Political Theology of Forgiveness”, International Journal of Public Theology, 9.3 (2015), 313-332
  • Lau, Alwyn, “Intimating the Unconscious: A Psychoanalytical Refraction of Christian Theo-Political Activism in Malaysia,” Critical Research on Religion, 2.3 (2014), 280-298
  • Lau, Alwyn, “Disorderly Conduct: Neurosis, Psychosis & Perversion in Political Malaysia”, Asian Journal of Social Science, 42.6 (2014), 77-87
  • Lau, Alwyn & Sim Chee Keong, “Just Jouissance: Discerning and Undermining a Politics of Inherent Transgression in Malaysian Socio-Political Discourse,” Asian Journal of Political Science, 22.2 (2014), 147-163
  • Lau, Alwyn, “A Primordial Anxiety: Ontological Trauma and Ethnic Solidarity in Malaysia,” Asian Journal of Social Science, 42.3-4 (2014) 291-320
  • Lau, Alwyn & Oo Cheng Keat, Online Discussions for Learning: Boon, Bane or Banal? Investigating the Effectiveness of KDU’s Mata Pelajaran Wajib (MPW) E-Forum, presented at the 2nd Global Summit on Education, Kuala Lumpur 2014
  • Lau, Alwyn, Tan Hui Leng & Satesh Navasivayam, So You Think You Can Teach? (Kuala Lumpur: August Publishing, 2013)
  • Lau A “Naming Names: Can Preachers Tell You Whom to Vote For?” In: Woo, Joshua and Tan Soo-Inn (eds), The Bible and the Ballot: Reflections on Christian Political Engagement in Malaysia Today, (Singapore: Graceworks, 2012) 1–8.
  • Lau, Alwyn “Web 2.0 as a Catalyst for Rethinking Teaching and Learning in Tertiary Education: A Case Study of KDU College (Malaysia),” Leading Issues in Social Knowledge Management, 1 (2012), 139–157
  • Lau, Alwyn, “Deconstruction and the Daring Church: A Brief Dis/(Re)-Assembling of Faith and Politics in Malaysia,” Asian Journal of Theology, 25.1 (2011) 24-36

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