Research Interests of Staff

Staff Name Specialism Discipline University (PhD)
Prof CASE William
Professor
Comparative Democratization and Authoritarian Resilience
Elite Studies
Politics of Southeast Asia
Comparative Politics University of Texas at Austin (United States)
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 CARROLL Toby
Associate Professor
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
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 FERRARA Federico
Associate Professor and Associate Head
Political Development
Comparative Political Institutions
Thailand
Political Science Harvard University (United States)
Dr ROBERTSON Justin
Associate Professor
International Political Economy
Firms as Actors
US International Economic Relations
The Foreign-Domestic Divide in Emerging Markets
Political Science, International Relations University of Warwick (United Kingdom)
Dr THOMAS Nicholas
Associate Professor
Chinese Foreign Policy
Health Security in Asia
Asian security
Political Science, International Relations University of Tasmania (Australia)
Dr WANG Xiaolin
Associate Professor
Sino-Japanese Comparative Philosophy
Japanese Intellectual History
Japanese Literature
East Asian Cultural Exchange and Sino-Japanese Relations National Kyoto University (Japan)
Dr ARENAS F Joy
Assistant Professor (Visiting)
Transnational families and labour migration studies

Development and gender studies
Asian and International Studies City University of Hong Kong
Dr GABRAKOVA Dennitza
Assistant Professor
Lu Xun
Japanese Modern Literature
Poetics of Space
East Asia
Utopian Studies
Japanese Literature & Culture University of Tokyo (Japan)
Dr LINDER Birgit Bunzel
Assistant Professor
Madness and Literature
Medical Humanities
Gothic in Literature and Culture
Chinese Literature and Culture
Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies
German Literature
Poetry
Comparative Literary Studies University of Wisconsin-Madison (United States)
Dr MIAO Kevin
Assistant Professor
Environmental law and policy
Climate change and energy security in China
Carbon trading
Eco-cities and local environmental activism
Political Science, Law Macquarie University (Australia)
Dr NOWAK Jörg
Assistant Professor (Visiting)
Labour and Development in emerging economies
Strikes and Social Movements
Political Sciences Kassel University
Dr OH Sunyoung
Assistant Professor
Language contact in East Asia
Interface between language & culture
Language education in Asia
Korean Studies University of British Columbia (Canada)
Dr ORTWEIN Alina
Assistant Professor
Arts and Creativity
Entrepreneurship
Cultures of expertise
Anthropology, Cultural Studies University of Cambridge (UK)
Dr PATTON Thomas
Assistant Professor
Buddhist Studies
Religion in Southeast Asia
Devotional and Contemplative practices
Material and Visual Culture
Myanmar (Burma)
Religious Studies, Anthropology, History Cornell University (United States)
Dr STARRS Sean Kenji
Assistant Professor; Exchange & Internship Coordinator
World Order & American Hegemony
East Asian Political Economy
Critical Political Economy
International Relations, International Political Economy York University in Toronto (Canada)
Dr TJIA Linda Yin-nor
Assistant Professor (Visiting)
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
Dr WILLIAMS Bradley
Assistant Professor
International Relations of the Asia-Pacific
Comparative Asian Politics
Japanese Politics
International Relations; Comparative Politics Monash University (Australia)
Dr YAP Valerie Chan
Assistant Professor (Visiting)
Migration Studies
Philippines
Citizenship and Identity
Asian and International Studies City University of Hong Kong