SOAS University of London

Centre of South East Asian Studies

Centre of South East Asian Studies Members

Members

Anthropology

Kostas Retsikas
Academic Staff, Centre of South East Asian Studies
Kostas Retsikas
The anthropology of personhood, social theory and poststructuralism, religion (especially Islam), the anthropology of the gift and of Islamic economics, Indonesia and South East Asia.
  • Tel: 020 7898 4432
  • Email: kr1@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 595
  • Office Hours: Fridays 3-5pm

Development Studies

Tim Pringle
Staff Silhouette

East Asia, labour relations in China and Vietnam, trade union reform in China and Vietnam, labour and social movements in China, labour migration in China.

  • Tel: 020 7898 4678
  • Email: tp21@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 260a
  • Office Hours: Mondays 11-1

Economics

Anne Booth
Anne E Booth
The role of agriculture in the growth process in Indonesia; poverty measurement, determinants and policy; oil and economic policy; economic history of East and South Asia. Teaching includes, South East Asia.
Mushtaq Khan
Academic Staff, Centre of South East Asian Studies
Mushtaq Khan
South and South East Asia: institutional economics and political economy; the economics of rent seeking, corruption and patron-client networks; late industrialisation and the state
  • Tel: 020 7898 4546
  • Email: mk100@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 284
  • Office Hours: Mondays 2pm - 4pm

Ulrich Volz
Academic Staff, Centre of South East Asian Studies
Ulrich Volz

International Finance, Open Economy Macroeconomics, Financial Market Development and Stability, Development and Transition Economics, Global Economic Governance, East Asian Financial Markets

  • Tel: +44(0) 207 898 4721
  • Email: uv1@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 285
  • Office Hours: By appointment

Financial & Management Studies

Mark Neal
Academic Staff, Centre of South East Asian Studies
Mark Neal

Management and leadership in the Middle East and South East Asia. Corruption. Tourism. Business education and poverty reduction. Sustainable development in MENA and SE Asia.

  • Tel: 020 7898 4778 / 07517670054
  • Email: mn12@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 566
  • Office Hours: Wednesday 3-5
Sonja Ruehl
Academic Staff, Centre of South East Asian Studies
Staff Silhouette
Financial Sector Development in Japan and Vietnam. Gender Issues in Financing Development. Microfinance Institutions in Vietnam
  • Tel: 020 7898 4057
  • Email: sr2@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 542
  • Office Hours: Tuesday 3-5

History

Ian Brown
Academic Staff, Centre of South East Asian Studies
Ian Brown
The modern economic and political history of South East Asia; the economic impact of the inter-war depression on South East Asia
Michael W. Charney
Academic Staff, Centre of South East Asian Studies
Michael Charney
The history of Buddhist societies in South and Southeast Asia and of culture, technology, and warfare in colonial Africa and Asia
  • Tel: 020 7898 4612
  • Email: mc62@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 326
  • Office Hours: Fridays 1.30-3pm

William Gervase Clarence-Smith
Academic Staff, Centre of South East Asian Studies
William Gervase Clarence-Smith
History of Islam, sexuality, diasporas, slavery, stimulants, rubber, livestock and textiles, with special reference to Maritime South East Asia
  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4608
  • Email: wc2@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 313
  • Office Hours: Thursdays 3-5pm
Raquel A.G. Reyes
Academic Staff, Centre of South East Asian Studies
Raquel Reyes
History of science and medicine; gender, sexuality, and the senses; social and cultural impact of early modern global trade in Southeast Asia with particular reference to the Philippines.

Mandy Sadan
Academic Staff, Centre of South East Asian Studies
Mandy Sadan

Ethnicity and conflict in mainland South East Asia, cultural production, non-national histories of Eastern Himalayas and South East Asian Massif and the South, South East and East Asian borderworlds of Burma

  • Tel: 020 7898 4622
  • Email: ms114@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 302
  • Office Hours: By email appointment

History of Art & Archaeology

Pamela Corey
Academic Staff, Centre of South East Asian Studies
Pamela Corey

Modern and contemporary art and critical theory; Southeast Asian art history and visual studies (expertise in Vietnam and Cambodia); urban studies; postcolonial studies; theories of subjectivity, space, diaspora, transnationalism, intermedia and aesthetics.

  • Tel: 0207 898 4452
  • Email: pc50@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: B318
  • Office Hours: Mondays 10.30am-12pm

Elizabeth Moore
Elizabeth Moore
Arts of Myanmar (Burma), Thailand, Cambodia cultural landscape; pre- and proto-historic Myanmar, Pyu and Mon culture; visual culture, social memory and sacred landscape
Peter D. Sharrock
Academic Staff, Centre of South East Asian Studies
Peter Sharrock
He is now focusing on the evidence in Indochina for the influence of tantric or esoteric Buddhism, developed in the great monasteries of the Ganges valley and diffused and developed in different ways through much of Asia.
  • Tel: 020 7898 4462
  • Email: ps56@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: B406
  • Office Hours: Wednesdays 3pm-4pm

Ashley Thompson
Chair, Centre of South East Asian Studies
Ashley Thompson

Southeast Asian arts, aesthetics, literatures and cultural histories, with a focus on Cambodia, from the Angkorian to the post-Angkorian to the contemporary; Theravadin Buddhist arts, literatures and ritual; cultural heritage; sexual difference; deconstruction; memory and textuality.

  • Tel: 020 7898 4130
  • Email: at50@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: B301
  • On Sabbatical:Term 2 - 2015/16
Louise Tythacott
Academic Staff, Centre of South East Asian Studies
Louise Tythacott

Chinese and Buddhist art in museums; history of Yuanmingyuan (or ‘Summer Palace’) collections; museology; colonialism and material culture; post-colonial critiques of museum representations; history and theory of collecting; art and anthropology.

  • Tel: 020 7898 4159
  • Email: lt15@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: B320
  • Office Hours: Fridays 11am-12pm


International Studies & Diplomacy

Harald Heubaum
Academic Staff, Centre of South East Asian Studies
Harald Haubaum

Energy and climate policy in the EU, US and emerging economies, particularly in South East Asia; climate finance; global and regional energy markets; low-carbon energy technologies; urban resource governance; global public policy

  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4362
  • Email: hh15@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 4431
  • Office Hours: By appointment

Languages & Cultures of South East Asia


Rachel V Harrison
Academic Staff, Centre of South East Asian Studies
Rachel Harrison
Modern Thai Cultural Studies, Cinema and Literature; gender studies with reference to Thailand; literary criticism and South East Asian Literatures in a comparative context; Western film set in South East Asia
  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4247
  • Email: rh6@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 455
  • Office Hours: Tuesdays 15:00 - 17:00
  • On Sabbatical:On leave 2015-16
Dana Healy
Academic Staff, Centre of South East Asian Studies
Dana Healy
Modern Vietnamese cultural studies (literature, film, gender); Vietnamese social and cultural history (the Vietnam War; art and politics); the sociology of contemporary Vietnamese literature; the Vietnamese diaspora
  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4252
  • Email: dh4@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 465
  • On Sabbatical:On leave, Term 1 (2015-16)

Mulaika Hijjas
Academic Staff, Centre of South East Asian Studies
Mulaika Hijjas

The Malay manuscript tradition; Islam in South East Asia; gender in the Malay world; modern literatures of Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore

  • Tel: +44(0) 20 7898 4253
  • Email: mh86@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 454
  • Office Hours: Monday 1-3pm
Ben Murtagh
Academic Staff, Centre of South East Asian Studies
Ben Murtagh
Modern Indonesian cinema and literature; queer​ ​studies and sexuality in Indonesia; representation​ ​
of genders and sexuality in Southeast Asian film​ ​and literatures; traditional Malay literature
  • Tel: +44(0)20 7898 4248
  • Email: bm10@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 466
  • Office Hours: Monday 12-1pm/Friday 10-11am (term 1)

Justin Watkins
Academic Staff, Centre of South East Asian Studies
Justin Watkins

Burmese languages and Burmese linguistics; language policy in Burma; experimental and acoustic phonetics; computer lexicography; minority languages of South East Asia; Mon-Khmer and Tibeto Burman languages; tone languages. Sign languages in Burma and South East Asia.

  • Tel: 020 7898 4254
  • Email: jw2@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 462
  • Office Hours: email for an appointment

Law

Ernest Caldwell
Academic Staff, Centre of South East Asian Studies
Ernest Caldwell

Laws of China and Taiwan; Comparative Constitutional Law; Human Rights in Asia; Law and Visual Culture; Legal History

  • Tel: +44 (0)207 898 4645
  • Email: ec24@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 258
  • Office Hours: Tuesday 13:00-15:00
  • On Sabbatical:Term 1 and 2 (2015/16)
Vanja Hamzić
Academic Staff, Centre of South East Asian Studies
Vanja Hamzić

Islamic Law; Laws of South Asia (esp. Pakistan), South East Asia (esp. Indonesia) and the Arab World; Legal Anthropology; Legal Historiography (esp. Seljuk, Mamluk, Ottoman and Mughal Law); Human Rights Law; Gender, Sexuality and Law; Legal Theory; Law of Tort; Family Law; Law and Aesthetics/Art; Global Law/Governance.

  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4501
  • Email: vh1@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 539
  • Office Hours: Tuesday 13:30-15:30

Petra Mahy
Academic Staff, Centre of South East Asian Studies
Petra Mahy

Comparative Labour law; comparative company law; Legal history; Legal anthropology; Informal norms and institutions.

  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4277
  • Email: pm47@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 264
  • Office Hours: Wednesday 10:00 - 11:00 and 12:00 - 13:00

Carol G. S. Tan
Academic Staff, Centre of South East Asian Studies
Carol Tan

Contract, legal history, British overseas rule and the law especially in relation to the leased territory of Weihaiwei and to ethnic Chinese communities in Hong Kong and South East Asia, law and society in South East Asia, traditional Chinese law

  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4630
  • Email: ct9@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 4423
  • Office Hours: Thursday 9:30 - 11:30 (by appointment only)

Library & Information Services


Linguistics

Peter Austin
Academic Staff, Centre of South East Asian Studies
Peter Austin

Typology, morpho-syntax, language documentation and description, historical linguistics, Lexical-Functional grammar, computer-aided linguistic analysis, Austronesian languages, Australian Aboriginal languages

  • Tel: +44(0) 20 7898 4586
  • Email: pa2@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 364
  • Office Hours: Tuesdays 12-1pm/Wednesdays 12-1pm (term 1)

Music

Nick Gray
Academic Staff, Centre of South East Asian Studies
Nick Gray

Music of South East Asia, Indonesia, Bali, especially music for the Balinese shadowplay, composition, improvisation, analysis, music and religion

  • Tel: +44(0) 20 7898 4686
  • Email: ng18@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 505
  • Office Hours: Mondays 1-3pm

Politics & International Studies

Carlo Bonura
Academic Staff, Centre of South East Asian Studies
Carlo Bonura
  • Tel: +44(0) 20 7898 4617
  • Email: cb84@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 4417
  • Office Hours: Mondays 3pm - 5pm
Michael Buehler
Academic Staff, Centre of South East Asian Studies
Buehler Michael

Comparative Politics, Elections and Party Politics, Islam, Local Politics, Southeast Asian Politics, particularly Indonesia

  • Tel: +44 (0) 20 7898 4724
  • Email: mb107@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 4412
  • Office Hours: Mondays 4-6pm

Enze Han
Academic Staff, Centre of South East Asian Studies
Enze Han

International Relations of East Asia, Chinese Politics, Ethnic Politics, Nationalism, Southeast Asia

  • Tel: +44(0) 207 898 4364
  • Email: eh22@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 252
  • On Sabbatical:2015-16

Professorial Research Associates

Vladimir I Braginsky
Professorial Research Associate
Vladimir Braginski
Malay and Indonesian classical and modern literature and culture; Islam in the Malay-Indonesian world; Islamic literature of South East Asia; comparative study of South East Asian literatures; Malay philology and traditional literature sufism in Malay literature
Jan Christie
Professorial Research Associate
Jan Cristie
The early trading states of maritime Southeast Asia; economic and political history of western Indonesia and the Malay Peninsula during the first and second millennia AD; early spice trade and the role of Java in the trade of 'medieval' Asia; reassessment of the political history of the Javanese state of Mataram to complete a comprehensive history of medieval Java

Victor T. King
Professorial Research Associate
Victor King

The social and cultural anthropology of South East Asia; heritage and tourism; the construction and transformation of identities; Borneo studies; the sociology of change and development; area studies and South East Asia


Research Associates


Susan Conway
Research Associate
Staff Silhouette

Tai Theravada Buddhist art and culture of inland Southeast Asia, particularly the Shan of Burma (Myanmar) and the Tai Yuan of Lan Na (Northern Thailand)

Felicia Hughes-Freeland
Research Associate
Staff Silhouette

The politics of intangible culture in ASEAN; women's role in Indonesian documentary film; trance-possession dance in Java



Atsuko Naono
Research Associate
Atsuko Naono

The emergence of the public health administration in colonial and early post-colonial Burma from the 1923 to 1962