Norashiqin Toh is a Ph.D. candidate in political science. Her dissertation examines the role of legitimacy in violent and non-violent contested spaces, specifically in the context of violent insurgencies and transnational governance. She has a regional focus on Southeast Asia and has conducted fieldwork in Pattani, Jakarta, and Singapore.
She is a 2023 Southeast Asia Research Group (SEAREG) Fellow, a 2022-23 National University of Singapore Young Fellow, as well as the 2022-23 Stephanie G. Neuman Fellow in Comparative Defense Studies at the Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies. She holds a B.A. with honors in political science, and a B.A. in English-poetry writing from the University of Virginia.