Research Interests of Staff

Staff Name Specialism Discipline University (PhD)
Professor of Politics and Head
Director, Southeast Asia Research Centre
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; Staff Teaching and Learning Coordinator
Political Development
Comparative Political Institutions
Political Science Harvard University (United States)
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 Yuk Wah
Associate Professor; Undergraduate Outreach Coordinator; BSSASIS Admissions Tutor
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)
Associate Professor; Project/Thesis Coordinator
Civil-Military Relations
Parliament and Legislative Politics
Democracy Studies
Myanmar/Burma, India
Comparative Politics, International Relations, and Asian Studies Sciences Po Paris
Assistant Professor;
Associate Director, Southeast Asia Research Centre
Public opinion
Political behaviour
Identity politics
Southeast Asia
Political Science Cornell University (2016)
Dr FULLER Douglas B
Associate Professor; Internationalisation Coordinator; Health and Safety Officer
Comparative political economy of development
Comparative capitalism
Technology Policy
International Business
Political Science Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
Dr KIM Claudia
Assistant Professor; Scholarship Coordinator
Social movements
Transnational civil society
Military bases
Alliance politics
Korea and Japan
Political Science Boston University (United States)
Prof LYNCH Daniel C
Professor; BSSASIS Major Leader; Student Advising & Student Mentor Scheme 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 PATTON Thomas
Associate Professor; Internship Coordinator
Buddhist Studies
Religion in Southeast Asia
Devotional and Contemplative practices
Material and Visual Culture
Myanmar (Burma)
Religious Studies; Buddhist Studies; Asian Studies Cornell University (United States)
Associate Professor; Alumni Coordinator; Career Coordinator
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 THOMAS Nicholas
Associate Professor; Research Degree Coordinator
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 and post-socialist Development
Social Capital and Social Development
Political Economy, Social Capital and Social Development Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Hong Kong)
Dr WANG Xiaolin
Associate Professor; Study Exchange Coordinator; Knowledge Transfer 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)
Associate Professor; MAIS Programme Leader; Postgraduate Outreach, Study Tour Coordinator
International Relations of the Asia-Pacific
Comparative Asian Politics
Japanese Politics
International Relations; Comparative Politics Monash University (Australia)
Assistant Professor; Library Liaison Officer
Social Transformation
Urban Development
Mobility and Class Politics
Infrastructure and Spatial Politics
Science, Technology and Society in Asia
China Studies
Anthropology; Urban Studies Yale University (USA)
Dr CARLEVAN Francois-Noel Romain
Visiting Assistant Professor
Contemporary Indian Politics
Political Dynasties in Asia
Democracy and Hereditary Politics
Political Science, History, Asian Studies
Dr TYRALA Michael
Visiting Fellow
Critical Political Economy
World-Systems Analysis
Illicit Financial Flows
Tax Havens
Tax Justice
Determinism and the Illusion of Free Will