POR Heong Hong earned her PhD from the School of Social Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, in November 2014. Por’s research interests lie at the convergence of cultural studies and postcolonial inquiry of issues regarding health, illness, medicine, bodies, gender, nationalism and modernity. She is currently a research member of the Malaysian Ministry of Education funded project “Traditional Knowledge” at the Center for Poverty and Development Studies, University of Malaya. Her engagement with the “Traditional Knowledge” project examines how different forces and ideas – therapeutic, religious, scientific, and commercial – negotiate with one another in the process of forming a regulatory framework for traditional medicine and herbal products in Malaysia. You can reach Por at [email protected].