Dr. Welyne Jeffrey Jehom
Dr. Welyne Jeffrey Jehom has been a senior lecturer at the Department of Anthropology and Sociology, Faculty of Arts and Social Science, University Malaya since 2009. She was also the Head of Center for Indigenous Studies from 2018 till June 2021. Her research interest focuses on community-driven development that includes the development of indigenous knowledge for community livelihood and women empowerment.
To share indigenous knowledge from her research with the wider public, she has curated cultural heritage exhibitions for educational purposes highlighting the digital polysensory exhibition concept and has exhibited both in the country and internationally (2015-2018).
She works very closely with the communities partnered in her research through various engagements including establishing a community enterprise with the community. Her foremost research interest is currently on the fostering local approach in the conservation of Indigenous knowledge. She is currently completing her book on Iban Pua Kumbu Weaving for a Sustainable Community Development.