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, Television and Screen 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


Dr Ana Grgic, Lecturer in Film, Television and Screen Studies

Research areas: Film history, archives and film preservation, affect and embodiment in film, memory and cinema, the representation of national identity in film, East European and Balkan cinema.


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