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)

Yeoh Seng Guan

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.

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 Professors


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.

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

Senior Lecturers


Dr Joel David Moore, Senior Lecturer In Global Studies

Research areas: Political Economy; Southeast Asian Politics.


Dr Joseph N. Goh , Senior 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 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 Callum Gilmour, Assistant Lecturer in Media Studies and Communications

Research areas: Screen media; sociology of sport; identity in sport

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.

Tan Meng Yoe

Dr Tan Meng Yoe, Lecturer in Communication

Research areas: Online religion; digital cultures; Malaysian Christianity.

Dr Wong Zhi Hoong (Cyren), Lecturer

Research areas: Ecological and Environmental anthropology, Indigenous Peoples' Studies, Ethnozoology and Ethnobotany.

Adjunct Appointments

Dr Julian Hopkins, Adjunct Senior Research Fellow
Duration: 2 July 2018 to 30 June 2023

Dr Adam Clulow, Adjunct Senior Research Fellow
Duration: June 1, 2015 to May 30, 2020

Professor James Chin Ung Ho, Adjunct Professor
Duration : Oct 1, 2014 to Oct 1, 2018