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Centre of South East Asian Studies

Centre of South East Asian Studies Members

Members

Sallehuddin bin Abdullah Sani
Academic Staff, Centre of South East Asian Studies
Sallehuddin Abdullah Sani

Indonesian language

  • Tel: 020 7898 4256
  • Email: sa38@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 450
  • Office Hours: Tuesdays 12:00-13:00/Thursdays 12:00-13:00
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: 020 7898 4586
  • Email: pa2@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 363
  • Office Hours: Tuesdays 12-1pm/Wednesdays 12-1pm

Carlo Bonura
Academic Staff, Centre of South East Asian Studies
Carlo Bonura
  • Tel: 020 7898 4617
  • Email: cb84@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 4417
  • Office Hours: Tuesday 1-2 and Friday 1-2
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.

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 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

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

Traditional and Modern Chinese Legal Thought; Legal Historiography; Law and Language; Chinese Constitutional Law; Comparative/Interdisciplinary Methodologies

  • Tel: +44 (0)207 898 4645
  • Email: ec24@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 258
  • Office Hours: Tuesday 13:00-15:00
  • On Sabbatical:Term 2 2014/15
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 11am-1pm

Angela Chiu
Academic Staff, Centre of South East Asian Studies
Staff Silhouette
Sud Chonchirdsin
Academic Staff, Centre of South East Asian Studies
Sud Chonchirdsin

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
Paulo dos Santos
Academic Staff, Centre of South East Asian Studies
Paulo dos Santos

The political economy of contemporary banking and capital markets. Financial theory. Bank-sector liberalisation in middle-income economies. The political economy and banking systems of the Philippines, Brazil and Mexico.


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: 020 7898 4686
  • Email: ng18@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 505
  • Office Hours: Mondays 1pm - 3pm
Sue Guiney
Academic Staff, Centre of South East Asian Studies
Sue Guiney

Sue Guiney joins SOAS in 2011 as the Department of South East Asia's first Writer-in-Residence. She brings a wealth of experience as a writer, poet and teacher.  During her time at SOAS she will and promote the activity of writing throughout the SOAS community with workshops for students and staff, and a weekly one-to-one writing surgery.


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: 020 7898 4501
  • Email: vh1@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 539
  • Office Hours: Friday 12:00-13:40 and also by email appointment
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: 02078984364
  • Email: eh22@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 252
  • Office Hours: Tuesdays 3-5pm

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: 020 7898 4247
  • Email: rh6@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 455
  • Office Hours: Tuesdays 15:00 - 17:00
Dana Healy
Academic Staff, Centre of South East Asian Studies
Dana Healy Vietnamese language and literature, language teaching; folk literature, modern poetry, theatre, art

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

Literature, film, gender and cultural studies, social history.

  • Tel: 020 7898 4253
  • Email: mh86@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 454
  • Office Hours: Mondays 1-3pm

Andrew Huxley
Academic Staff, Centre of South East Asian Studies
Staff Silhouette South East Asian law, particularly Burma and Thailand; Buddhism and law; comparative legal theory; trusts and law of torts
  • Tel: 020 7898 4668
  • Email: ah6@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 238
  • Office Hours: Thursday 2:15 to 4:15pm
  • On Sabbatical:Term 1 2012-13
Monica Janowski
Academic Staff, Centre of South East Asian Studies
Monica Janowski

SE Asia, in particular Borneo; environmental anthropology; food, particularly rice, and the use of food as an ‘ethnic marker’ in the context of migration; kinship and ‘relatedness’ through food.


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
Jotika Khur-Yearn
Academic Staff, Centre of South East Asian Studies
Jotika Khur-yearn

Elizabeth Moore
Chair, Centre of South East Asian Studies
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
  • Tel: 020 7898 4452
  • Email: em4@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: B408
  • Office Hours: Mondays 4-5pm
  • On Sabbatical:Term 2 - 2014/15
Ben Murtagh
Academic Staff, Centre of South East Asian Studies
Ben Murtagh Traditional Malay and modern Indonesian literature; history of Indonesia. Film in Indonesia and Malaysia. Gender and sexuality in Indonesia
  • Tel: 020 7898 4248
  • Email: bm10@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 466
  • Office Hours: Mondays 11am-12noon/ Fridays 10-11am

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
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

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.
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

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: Wednesdays 11.45am-12.45pm or by email appointment
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

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: 020 7898 4630
  • Email: ct9@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 4423
  • Office Hours: Thursday 2.30pm - 4.30pm
Ashley Thompson
Academic Staff, Centre of South East Asian Studies
Staff Silhouette

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 2-4pm
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: 0207 898 4721
  • Email: uv1@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 285
  • Office Hours: Wednesdays from 11:00 to 12:00 and by appointment

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

Burmese language and literature; Mon-Khmer and Tibeto-Burman languages; phonetics and speech acoustics; computer lexicography; sign languages in South East Asia

  • Tel: 020 7898 4254
  • Email: jw2@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 462
  • Office Hours: Wednesdays 1.15-3.15pm
Farouk Yahya
Academic Staff, Centre of South East Asian Studies
Staff Silhouette

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

E Ulrich Kratz
Emeritus Professor; Professorial Research Associate
SEA-img-Kratz Ernst Traditional Malay philology; the contemporary literatures, cultures and societies of the Malay-speaking world; Malay society; Malay culture; Malay history; Malay politics; Malay religion

Research Associates

Reshmi Banerjee
Research Associate
Reshmi Banerjee

Land conflict and its implications in Myanmar: Need for Institutional Interventions

Clive Christie
Research Associate
Clive Christie

20th Century Vietnamese history


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


Carool Kersten
Research Associate
Carool Kersten

Islam in Southeast Asia (Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia, Singapore, Malaysia)

Russell Jones
Research Associate
Staff Silhouette

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

Patrizia Pacioni
Research Associate
Staff Silhouette

South East Asian linguistics; classifiers, syntax and semantics, syntax semantic interface; Cantonese, Chinese, Khmer


Ashley South
Research Associate
Staff Silhouette

Politics and humanitarian issues in Burma/Myanmar, and Southeast Asia


Visiting Scholars