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Director

Evelyn Goh

Professor

Evelyn Goh FBA FASSA

Shedden Professor of Strategic Policy Studies
Southeast Asia
Northeast Asia
US-China relations

Director’s Welcome

I was delighted to be appointed Director of the Southeast Asia Institute from August 2022, and am very excited to be working with colleagues across the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific and other parts of the University to advance and amplify research collaboration and research-based engagement among our many Southeast Asian specialists. 

One of my tasks is to bring greater focus to the Institute’s organisation. To this end, I am convening a Working Committee as the main leadership group for the Institute. As the name suggests, I envisage this as a small group of scholars who have existing research interests and agendas centred on different aspects of Southeast Asian studies, who have time, energy and desire to pool our ideas, efforts and networks towards a program of work. I do not expect that any Working Committee can be comprehensive, but I would very much like to select on the basis of colleagues’ interest and availability. 

To generate greater strategic focus in the Institute’s contributions, for 2023-24, the Southeast Asia Institute will prioritize initiatives and activities that: 

  • Develop explicitly regional approaches to the region, including comparative studies. Our endeavours will complement the country-focused efforts of other ANU Regional Institutes; and 

  • Emphasize the theme of security, broadly-defined. This will include geopolitics and military security, but also the nexi between economics and security, development and security, environment and security, domestic politics and regional security, and ‘non-traditional’ security issues such as climate change, technological challenges, etc. 

I am delighted to be cooperating closely with seven CAP colleagues on the Institute’s Working Committee to deliver our program of work for these two years. We are also grateful for the warm support of seven colleagues on the Institute’s new Advisory Board. 

I look forward to expanding our membership base and engagement activities across ANU and with our partners in Southeast Asia, and in government, policy, media, and other non-academic communities. 

Evelyn Goh FBA FASSA

Working Committee

Deepak Nair

Dr.

Deepak Nair

Senior Lecturer
International Political Sociology
Diplomacy
IR in Southeast Asia
Emirza Syailendra

Mr

Emirza Syailendra

PhD Candidate
Indonesian foreign policy
Maritime Southeast Asian states - China relations
South China Sea
Katrin Travouillon

Dr

Katrin Travouillon

Senior Lecturer
Cambodia
Peace and Conflict Studies
Authoritarian Politics
Keith Barney

Keith Barney

Head, Resources, Environment & Development Group, Crawford School of Public Policy
political ecology
resource geography
agrarian studies
Minh Phuong Vu

Ms

Minh Phuong Vu

PhD Candidate
Vietnam
Maritime Southeast Asian states - China relations
South China Sea
Nicholas Chan

Dr

Nicholas Chan

Research Fellow (Asian Security)
Religion and Society
International Relations of East Asia
Malaysian Studies
Nithiwadee (Wan) Chitravas

Ms

Nithiwadee (Wan) Chitravas

Information Access Coordinator (South Asia, Southeast Asia and the Middle East)
South Asia, Southeast Asia and the Middle East collections
Tommy Chai

PhD

Tommy Chai

PhD Candidate
History of International Relations
Southeast Asian security
International Order
Yanhong Ouyang

Ms

Yanhong Ouyang

Coordinator, Regional Institutes, Partnerships and Engagement

Advisory Board

Bjoern Dressel Profile Photo

AsPr

Bjoern Dressel

Associate Professor
Comparative Judicial Politics
comparative constitutionalism
Southeast Asian Politics
Eve Warburton

Dr

Eve Warburton

Research Fellow / Director of the ANU Indonesia Institute
Government and Politics of Asia and the Pacific
Comparative Politics
Business and Politics
Jochen Prantl

Prof

Jochen Prantl

Associate Dean International; Professor of International Relations
Global Governance
International Security Studies
Strategy and statecraft
Nick Cheesman Profile picture

AsPr

Nick Cheesman

Associate Professor
Southeast Asia
Myanmar
Thailand
Ross Tapsell

Ross Tapsell

Researcher
Southeast Asia
Indonesia
Malaysian Studies

Members

Anthony Reid

EmPr

Anthony (Tony) Reid

Professor Emeritus
Early Modern SE Asia
Sumatra
South Sulawesi
Bianca Suarez - Profile Photo

Ms

Bianca Suarez

Master Student of Strategic Studies (Adv) & Project Officer at ICEDS
Philippine Politics
Philippines
Maritime security
Bjoern Dressel Profile Photo

AsPr

Bjoern Dressel

Associate Professor
Comparative Judicial Politics
comparative constitutionalism
Southeast Asian Politics
Bryan Viray Profile picture

Bryan Levina Viray

PhD Candidate
Critical Heritage Studies
Ethnochoreology/Anthropology of Dance
Theatre and Performance Studies
Chaitanya Sambrani

Chaitanya Sambrani

AsPr, Art History, School of Art and Design
Art history
Art Theory
Asian History
Deepak Nair

Dr.

Deepak Nair

Senior Lecturer
International Political Sociology
Diplomacy
IR in Southeast Asia
Ed Aspinall

Prof

Edward Aspinall

Professor of Politics and Social Change
Indonesian politics and history
POLITICAL SCIENCE
Southeast Asia
Emirza Syailendra

Mr

Emirza Syailendra

PhD Candidate
Indonesian foreign policy
Maritime Southeast Asian states - China relations
South China Sea
Eve Warburton

Dr

Eve Warburton

Research Fellow / Director of the ANU Indonesia Institute
Government and Politics of Asia and the Pacific
Comparative Politics
Business and Politics
Evelyn Goh

Professor

Evelyn Goh FBA FASSA

Shedden Professor of Strategic Policy Studies
Southeast Asia
Northeast Asia
US-China relations
George Quinn

Prof

George Quinn

Honorary Professor (retired)
Javanese language and literature
Islam in Java
Greg Fealy

EmPr

Gregory John Fealy

Retired Professor
Indonesian politics and history
Southeast Asian Islam
Hendri Asyhari Fajrian Kaharudin

Mr

Hendri Asyhari Fajrian Kaharudin

PhD Candidate
Archaeological Science
Hunter Marston

Mr

Hunter Marston

PhD Candidate
IR in Southeast Asia
Maritime Southeast Asian states - China relations
Maritime security
Jochen Prantl

Prof

Jochen Prantl

Associate Dean International; Professor of International Relations
Global Governance
International Security Studies
Strategy and statecraft
Joseph Profile picture

Mr

Joseph Edward Alegado

PhD candidate
Ecological Impacts of Climate Change
Philippine Politics
Environmental Politics
Katrin Travouillon

Dr

Katrin Travouillon

Senior Lecturer
Cambodia
Peace and Conflict Studies
Authoritarian Politics
Keith Barney

Keith Barney

Head, Resources, Environment & Development Group, Crawford School of Public Policy
political ecology
resource geography
agrarian studies
Kuntala.Lahiri-Dutt

Prof

Kuntala Lahiri-Dutt

Professor
gender
Extractive industries
large-scale mining impacts
Maria Tanyag

Dr

Maria Tanyag

Senior Lecturer
International Relations
Government and Politics of Asia and the Pacific
Feminism
Matt Schissler

Mr

Matt Schissler

Visiting Fellow, Department of Political and Social Change, Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs, ANU
Southeast Asia
Myanmar
Genocide
Meera Ashar

Associate Professor

Meera Ashar

India
Asian History
Asian and Global History
Minh Phuong Vu

Ms

Minh Phuong Vu

PhD Candidate
Vietnam
Maritime Southeast Asian states - China relations
South China Sea
Mutiara Indriani

Mrs

Mutiara Indriani

PhD Scholar
IR in Southeast Asia
Political economy
Global governance and regulatory institutions
Nicholas Chan

Dr

Nicholas Chan

Research Fellow (Asian Security)
Religion and Society
International Relations of East Asia
Malaysian Studies
Nick Cheesman Profile picture

AsPr

Nick Cheesman

Associate Professor
Southeast Asia
Myanmar
Thailand
Nithiwadee (Wan) Chitravas

Ms

Nithiwadee (Wan) Chitravas

Information Access Coordinator (South Asia, Southeast Asia and the Middle East)
South Asia, Southeast Asia and the Middle East collections
Pierre van der Eng

Pierre van der Eng

Associate Professor
Business history
Economic History
International business
Robert Cribb

EmPr

Robert Cribb

Emeritus Professor of Australian History
Government and Politics of Asia and the Pacific
Asian History
Professional Ethics incl. police and research ethics
Ronit Ricci

Ronit Ricci

AsPr
Indonesia
Ross Tapsell

Ross Tapsell

Researcher
Southeast Asia
Indonesia
Malaysian Studies
Stephen Sherlock

Dr

Stephen Sherlock

Visiting Fellow
Indonesian politics and history
Tommy Chai

PhD

Tommy Chai

PhD Candidate
History of International Relations
Southeast Asian security
International Order
Ying Xin Show

Dr

Ying Xin Show

Lecturer
Malaysian Studies
Literature in Chinese
Asian Cultural Studies

Affiliates

Mohd Azmir Mohd Nizah

Associate Professor

Mohd Azmir Mohd Nizah

Senior Lecturer
POLITICAL SCIENCE
Political party institutionalisation
Political and social change, elections, political parties
Nimas Mega

Miss

Nimas Mega Purnamasari

Director of United in Diversity, Bali Campus
Culture and society in Indonesia
Sustainable Development
English as a Second Language
Syed Mohammed Ad'ha Aljunied

Dr

Syed Mohammed Ad'ha Aljunied

Lecturer
Political economy
National Security Policy
Strategic Studies