Research Interests of Staff

Staff Name Specialism Discipline University (PhD)
Prof THOMPSON Mark R
Professor of Politics and Head
Democracy in Southeast Asia
East Asian authoritarianism
Political Dynasties in Asia
Political Science Yale University (United States)
Dr FERRARA Federico
Associate Professor and Associate Head
Political Development
Comparative Political Institutions
Thailand
Political Science Harvard University (United States)
Dr CARROLL Toby
Associate Professor; MSSDS Programme Leader
The political economy of development
Multilateral development organisations
Critical political economy
Development in Southeast Asia
Political Economy Murdoch University (Australia)
Dr CHAN Kobe
Instructor; Co-Career Coordinator & Co-Alumni Networking Coordinator
Cultural Studies
Film studies
Sociology
Film Studies, Sociology, Cultural Studies University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
Dr CHAN Yuk Wah
Associate Professor; Co-Alumni Networking Coordinator
Migration studies
Asian borderlands
Vietnamese-Chinese relationships
Vietnamese and Chinese diaspora
Outbound Chinese tourism
Food, heritage and culture
Death studies
Anthropology Chinese University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
Dr CHONG Melody
Instructor;
Programme Coordinator - Minor Degree in Japanese Studies
Asian culture and management
Leadership and organizational behavior
Cross-cultural management
Student creativity
Research regions: Japan, Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Brazil, Germany and the United States
International Business and Management, Asian Studies University of South Australia (Australia)
Dr EGRETEAU Renaud
Associate Professor; MAMAS Programme Leader
Democracy Studies
Civil-Military Relations
Parliament and Legislative Politics
Myanmar/Burma, India
Comparative Politics, International Relations and Asian Studies Sciences Po Paris
Dr FOSSATI Diego
Assistant Professor; Study Tour Coordinator
Voting behaviour
Accountability
Representation
Identity politics
Indonesia
Southeast Asia
Political Science Cornell University (United States)
Dr FULLER Douglas B
Associate Professor; Student Exchange Coordinator
Comparative political economy of development
Comparative capitalism
Political Science Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
Dr KOSSA Martin
Visiting Fellow
Chinese foreign policy
Arctic geopolitics
Asia and the Arctic
City University of Hong Kong
Prof LYNCH Daniel C
Professor; BSSASIS Major Leader & Scholarship Coordinator
China’s developmental trajectory
Chinese foreign policy
East Asian security relations
State-society relations
Political Science, International Relations University of Michigan (United States)
Dr MARKS Danny
Assistant Professor; Co-Internship Coordinator
Urban political ecology
Environmental justice
Climate change governance
Disaster risk reduction
Thailand
Human Geography University of Sydney (Australia)
Dr ORTMANN Stephan
Assistant Professor; Student Advising & Co-Career Coordinator
Authoritarian regimes
Politics of East and Southeast Asia
Contentious politics
Political learning
Comparative Politics University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (Germany)
Dr PATTON Thomas
Assistant Professor; BSSASIS Major Associate Leader
Buddhist Studies
Religion in Southeast Asia
Devotional and Contemplative practices
Material and Visual Culture
Myanmar (Burma)
Religious Studies; Asian Studies Cornell University (United States)
Dr ROBERTSON Justin
Associate Professor; Knowledge Transfer Coodinator
International Political Economy
Firms as Actors
US International Economic Relations
The Foreign-Domestic Divide in Emerging Markets
Political Science, International Political Economy, International Relations University of Warwick (United Kingdom)
Dr STARRS Sean Kenji
Assistant Professor; Internationalisation Coordinator
World Order & American Hegemony
East Asian Political Economy
Critical Political Economy
International Relations, International Political Economy York University in Toronto (Canada)
Dr THOMAS Nicholas
Associate Professor
Chinese Foreign Policy
Health Security in Asia
Asian security
Political Science, International Relations University of Tasmania (Australia)
Dr TJIA Linda Yin-nor
Assistant Professor; Minor Coordinator - Asian/International/ Development Studies
Transport and Infrastructure Development
Socialist Reform and Development
Social Capital and Social Development
Political Economy, Social Capital and Social Development Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Hong Kong)
Dr VAN DER KAMP Denise
Assistant Professor; Co-Internship Coordinator
Comparative political economy
Environmental politics
Market governance in China
Political Science University of California, Berkeley
Dr WANG Xiaolin
Associate Professor; Project/Thesis Coordinator
Sino-Japanese Comparative Philosophy
East Asian Comparative Political Thought
Kyoto School and Asian Philosophy
Luxun and Japan
East Asian Intellectual Thought and Sino-Japanese Relations National Kyoto University (Japan)
Dr WILLIAMS Brad
Associate Professor; MAIS Programme Leader
International Relations of the Asia-Pacific
Comparative Asian Politics
Japanese Politics
International Relations; Comparative Politics Monash University (Australia)
Dr ZHANG Jun
Assistant Professor
Social Transformation
Urban Studies
Middle Class and Class Politics
Politics of Infrastructures
History and Anthropology
Anthropology; Urban Studies Yale University (USA)