Head of School
Professor Helen E S Nesadurai, Professor of International Political Economy
Research areas: Globalization and its governance; regional and transnational governance; ASEAN; Asia-Pacific regionalism.
Deputy Head of School (Research)
Associate Professor Andrew Ng Hock Soon, Associate Professor of Literature
Research areas: Gothic and horror literature and film; postmodern narratives; Asian literatures and critical theory.
Deputy Head of School (Education)
Dr Jonathan Driskell, Senior Lecturer in Film and Television Studies
Research areas: Film history, authorship, star studies, the representation of gender and sexuality in film; French cinema and Southeast Asian cinema (especially Malaysian).
Associate Professor Emma Baulch, Associate Professor of Communication and Media Studies
Research areas: Popular culture, Asian studies, popular music, digital media in everyday life.
Associate Professor Marco Buente, Associate Professor of Politics and International Relations
Research areas: Regime change and persistence (democratization and authoritarianism); governance issues (constitutional design, decentralization); civil-military relations; civil-society; democracy promotion; sanctions; transnational movements; non-traditional security issues.
Associate Professor Sharon A Bong, Associate Professor of Gender Studies
Research areas: Feminist standpoint epistemologies; rights & sexualities in religions; qualitative researching & analyses using ATLAS.ti
Associate Professor Yeoh Seng Guan, Associate Professor in Social Anthropology
Research areas: Anthropologies of the city, media, religion, and gender; cosmopolitanisms; civil society & subaltern agencies;visual ethnography; regional focus on Southeast Asia.
Dr Joel David Moore, Senior Lecturer in Global Studies
Research areas: Political Economy; Southeast Asian Politics.
Dr Koh Sin Yee, Senior Lecturer in Global Studies
Research areas: Migration and mobilities; Citizenship: differentiated identity, belonging, rights; Colonial legacies; Youth, education, and work; Urbanisation, inequality and social change; Intermediaries and brokers.
Dr Susan Leong, Senior Lecturer in Digital Media and Communication
Research areas: Digital media in Asia, diaspora, migration and new media, nations, social imaginaries, internet governance
Mr Adrian Yao Yong Tat, Lecturer & Coordinator for Malaysian National Subjects & General Studies
Research areas: Learning and teaching in technologies, multimedia, blended and instructional technology and design.
Dr Aiedah Binti Abdul Khalek, Lecturer for Malaysian National Subjects & General Studies
Research areas: Halal Consumption and governance; project based learning, blended learning and e-learning; action research.
Mr Callum Gilmour, Assistant Lecturer in Media Studies and Communications
Research areas: Screen media; sociology of sport; identity in sport
Dr Joseph N. Goh , Lecturer in Gender Studies
Research areas: Diverse issues of gender and sexuality; queer and LGBTI studies; human rights and sexual health issues; various theological and religious studies, and qualitative research.
Dr Marek W. Rutkowski, Lecturer in Global Studies
Research areas: History of international relations; Cold War and decolonization in Asia; multilateralism and peacekeeping; development and nation-building.
Dr Nicholas Chan Wai Kit, Lecturer in Global Studies
Research areas: Global environmental governance (climate change and oceans politics); regionalism; Global South in international relations.
Dr Melissa Wong Yuet Fun, Assistant Lecturer & Coordinator for Diploma of Higher Education Studies
Research areas: Higher education values, policies and practices; ways of knowing; learners and learning; the internationalisation of higher education; formation of learning habits.
Dr Tan Meng Yoe, Lecturer in Communication
Research areas: Online religion; digital cultures; Malaysian Christianity.
Dr Wong Zhi Hoong (Cyren), Lecturer in Writing
Research areas: Ecological and Environmental anthropology, Indigenous Peoples' Studies, Ethnozoology and Ethnobotany.
Dr Julian Hopkins, Adjunct Senior Research Fellow
Duration: July 2, 2018 to June 30, 2023
Professor James Chin Ung Ho, Adjunct Professor
Duration : Nov 1, 2018 to Oct 31, 2023
Dr Adam Clulow, Adjunct Senior Research Fellow
Duration: June 1, 2015 to May 30, 2020