Personal profile


Mr. Koh Chien Aun is a teaching fellow in Global Studies at Monash University Malaysia. He graduated with an MA in Arts exploring Malaysia's history textbooks and the role they played in shaping national identity. His interests are in Malaysian identity politics and history. He has appeared on BFM: The Business Radio Station to talk about aspects of Malaysia’s history textbooks here.

He is an avid lover of history and the way meaning is derived through material culture.

Monash teaching commitment

Mr. Koh has lectured and tutored extensively in the Monash School of Arts and Social Sciences as a sessional staff from (2014-2018) and briefly in Sunway University’s School of Arts (2017). From 2019-2022 he taught Global Studies and Contemporary Issues in the Monash Foundation Year (MUFY) in Sunway College. Today he assists in teaching the first years in the Global Studies major.

Research interests

Mr. Koh has interests in political and national identity formation. His honours thesis explored the biases of Malaysia’s online newspaper coverage during a general election. His master’s thesis was in the exploration of Malaysian history textbooks and their role in identity formation.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

History, MA (Arts)

Arts and Social Sciences (Global Studies), BA (Hons)

Research area keywords

  • History of Political Thought
  • Asian media and cultural studies
  • Mediated Asia

    Taesik Kim (Organiser) & Koh Chien Aun (Organiser)

    23 Oct 202325 Oct 2023

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to workshop, seminar, course