Visiting Researchers

Name Position Email
Mr. Wisnu ADIHARTONO He is a PhD Candidate in Sociology in Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) - Marseille, France. His research interests include the Sociology of Gender (in particular the Sociology of Gay, Gay and Lesbian Studies), the Sociology of Migration, and the Sociology of the Family. He was a visitor at SEARC from August 5-12, 2014. Email address
Dr. Marco BUENTE Dr. Buente is Associate Professor of Politics and International Relations. He is Deputy Head of School (Research) and heading the School’s Research Strength “Social Transformation in Southeast Asia”. He is also Associate Fellow at the German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA) in Hamburg, one of the most renowned Area Studies Centers in Europe. He was a visitor at SEARC from January 18 to 26, 2016. Email address
Prof. Paul CAMMACK Prof. Cammack, a leading scholar in the field of global political economy, is a former SEARC board member and head of department as well as professor of politics of the Department of Asian and International Studies at the City University of Hong Kong.
Dr. Frank DHONT A short term visitor at SEARC from March 10-18, 2014, he is a distinguished historian of Indonesia and held a SEARC lecture entitled "Historical Memory and Political Identity: The Exploitation of Indonesian Human Resources during the Japanese Occupation (1942-1945)" on March 14, 2014. Email address
Dr. Chiara FORMICHI Assistant Professor in Southeast Asian Studies, Department of Asian Studies, and core faculty member at the South East Asia Program, Cornell University. Chiara's research interests cover the contested role of Islam in politics during the Dutch Indies/Indonesia’s late colonial era, current problems related to sectarianism and orthodoxy in Muslim Southeast Asia, and more broadly the question of religious diversity and pluralism in Southeast Asia and Hong Kong. A recurrent thread in her research are transnational flows of ideas (secular and religious like), the intersection between foreign and localized religious practices and understandings, and the impact that the politicization and institutionalization of religion has on Asia’s societies. She was a short-term visitor at SEARC from Jan 8-17, 2015. Email address
Dr. Kelly GERARD Assistant Professor, School of Social Sciences, The University of Western Australia and as recipient of a prestigious Endeavour Fellowship a SEARC visitor Sem B 2014/15. Email address
Dr. James GOMEZ Dr. James Gomez is an academic and consultant with over 20 years of international experience as a policy and communications specialist at universities, think-tanks, inter-governmental agencies and non-governmental organisations. He is currently Regional Director of the Southeast Asia and Pacific Regional Office (SEAPRO) in Bangkok. His role is largely a research and administrative focused on building international academic linkages. He is a visitor at SEARC from March 23, 2015 to March 22, 2016. Email address
Dr. Roger Lee HUANG Roger Lee Huang received his PhD from the Department of Asian and International Studies, City University of Hong Kong. He has previously worked at Lingnan University, the Democratic Progressive Party of Taiwan, and Academia Sinica. Furthermore, he has interned with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime in Yangon, Myanmar. He was a visiting researcher at SEARC from September to December 2016. Email address
Mr. Stephen JAMES Mr. Stephen James received a BA in History; MPhil in Media and Communications; MA in Southeast Asian Studies and an MA in Anthropology. After 25 years consulting in Intercultural Communication, Stephen is now a PhD Candidate in Anthropology at the University of California, Riverside, United States focusing on Forced Migration and Diaspora. He was a visiting researcher at SEARC from February 13 to 21, 2017. Email address
Dr. Charnvit KASETSIRI He is one of the leading historians in Thailand and Southeast Asia. His achievement in the study of Thai history, especially his research into Ayutthaya, is outstanding. His work on Thai modern history is also significant. He has striven to apply his academic work both to the educational sphere and to broaden public awareness, and therefore he is highly appraised by the international community. He was a SEARC visiting scholar from May 15 to July 17, 2015. Email address
Dr. Yin Hlaing KYAW Occasional Visiting Distinguished Scholar; advisor to the president of Myanmar, member of the Myanmar Peace Centre Secretariat, director of Myanmar Egress, an NGO concerned with political change in the country, and former Associate Director of SEARC Email address
Dr. Nadira LAMRAD Dr. Lamrad specializes in global governance, private regulation, business and human rights, and the political dynamics of corporate responsibility. Her research engages with interdisciplinary debates including the role of non-state actors in governance and development, the mechanisms and pathways of transnational norm diffusion, and the implications of the business and human rights agenda on international and domestic public and private policy. Dr. Lamrad is also the co-founder of Social Alterations, a website dedicated to aggregating information, providing knowledgeable analysis and disseminating educational resources related to responsible practices in the fashion value chain. Email address
Prof. Graeme LANG
梁景文
Prof. Graeme Lang is distinguished scholar, the former head of the Department of Asian and International Studies and a longstanding friend of SEARC. His research expertise spans a number of areas, including globalization and the environment, sustainable cities for the 21st Century, and religion and society in Asia. Recent research projects have included one focused on environmental policies in China and their impact on Southeast Asia. Email address
Dr. Jason LIM He was a visitor at SEARC from May 18 - June 13, 2014. Dr Lim, a historian, researches on the history of Southeast Asia, focusing on the overseas Chinese particular in Singapore and Malaysia. He visited SEARC again from September 5 - 29, 2017 and he worked on a project on Taiwan-Southeast Asia relations. Email address
Dr. Yuk Ping LO
盧鈺苹
Dr. Lo is the author of “HIV/AIDS in China and India: Governing Health Security” (Palgrave Macmillan 2015). Her book has recently been awarded the 2017 International Studies Association (ISA) Global Health Section Prize for the best book. Her current research interests include infectious diseases responses in Northeast and Southeast Asian states, HIV/AIDS-related NGOs in China and India, health security, global health governance, antimicrobial resistance (AMR) challenges in Asia, and also security architecture in East Asia. Email address
Dr. Ningxuan WANG
王苧萱
Dr. Wang specializes in marine economy, maritime cultural, marine resources and marine environment. Her research engages with how to develop the marine economy and culture and protect marine resources and environment such as optimizing the marine industrial structure, setting the marine development plan, arranging the marine productive force configuration in different regions and so on by means of investigation and research. Email address
Dr. Wayne PALMER He submitted a doctoral thesis on the role of government officials’ discretion in shaping and implementing Indonesia’s state migration programme at the University of Sydney in 2013. He was a visitor at SEARC from March 1, 2014 to February 28, 2015. Email address
Dr. Puangthong R PAWAKAPAN Assistant Professor, Department of International Relations, Faculty of Political Science, Chulalongkorn University. She was a short-term visitor at SEARC from June 3-11, 2014. Her current research is on the revival of Siam's economy in the late 18th to early 19th centuries. Email address