Oxford Southeast Asianists

Oxford Southeast Asianists

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Faculty and Staff

Yaprak Gürsoy 
Senior Member, European Studies Center, SEESOX, St Antony's College
Interests: Thailand (outside of the region, Turkey, Greece, and India), politics, populism, political parties, civil-military relations             
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R. Michael Feener          
Sultan of Oman Fellow, Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies and Faculty of History               
Interests: Indonesia, Cambodia, Vietnam, Myanmar, Islamic Studies, history, anthropology, art history, archaelogy       
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Kevin Fogg         
Albukhary Foundation Fellow in the History of Islam in Southeast Asia, Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies; Islamic Centre Lecturer, Faculty of History
Interests: Indonesia, Islam, history, religion        
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Pia Jolliffe
Research Scholar, Las Casas Institute for Social Justice, Blackfriars Hall
Interests: The Karen people, Japan, migration, education, "development"
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Sarah Shaw        
Member, Faculty of Oriental Studies; Member of Common Room, Wolfson College; Fellow, Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies
Interests: Burma/Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Pali texts, meditation, Jātakas, Abhidhamma, Southeast Asian narratives, ritual and practice   
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Matthew J. Walton         
Aung San Suu Kyi Senior Research Fellow in Modern Burmese Studies, St Antony’s College; Department of Politics and International Relations 
Interests: Burma/Myanmar, Buddhism, politics
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Farouk Yahya
Leverhulme Research Assistant, Islamic Art and Culture, Ashmolean Museum
Interests: Art history, manuscript painting, Malay manuscripts, magic and divination 
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Postgraduate Students

Emilia Antiglio                 
MPhil in Anthropology
Interests:  Indonesia, Malaysia, Timor-Leste, legal pluralism, human rights
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Elena Bernini
MPhil Development Studies        
Interests: Vietnam, Indonesia, Philippines, South China Sea, fishermen, human rights, international law, global governance               
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Thai Dang
MPhil in Comparative Government         
Interests: Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, Vietnam, South China Sea, civil-military relations, human trafficking
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Richard Dolan                   
DPhil in International Development        
Interests: Burma/Myanmar, anthropology, education, development and democratic transition, non-state/indigenous education and citizenship, ethnic parties and politics, civil society organisations and welfare networks, Karen people, border regions and non-state spaces
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Christopher Foulkes                      
MSc in Migration Studies
Interests: Brunei, Malaysia, Thaliand, Myanmar, migration          
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Samuel Galler  
DPhil in International Development
Interests: Canada, civil society, health organizations       
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David J. Gawkrodger                     
MSt in History
Interests: 19th-century India, British army, nineteenth century, health   
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James Haw                        
MPhil in Social Anthropology     
Interests: Malaysia, Indonesia, East Timor, Cambodia, Thailand and Burma, civil-military relations, political culture, Southeast Asian militaries, regional security issues, disparate minority groups, Southeast Asian development    
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Adora Jones                      
Postgraduate Diploma in Theology and Religion
Interests: Indonesia, religion, policy, economics               
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Laur Kiik                              
DPhil in Anthropology                   
Interests: Burma/Myanmar, China, anthropology, wildlife conservation, environment, natural resources, religion, nationalism, ethnography           
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Polchate Kraprayoon                    
MPhil in Comparative Government
Interests: political science, governance reform 
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Savitri Kumari  
MSc in Geography and Environment      
Interests: India, environment   
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Theophilus Kwek                            
MSc in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies   
Interests: Singapore, Myanmar, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, asylum, refugee policies, history, textbooks, national identity, early modern history, pre-colonial history
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Christina Maags                              
DPhil in Social Policy
Interests: China, East Asia, Southeast Asia, political science, sociology, policy
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Amalee McCoy                
DPhil in Social Intervention
Interests: Thailand, parenting, child maltreatment, violence, social norms
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Sarthak Malhotra                            
MSc in Anthropology
Interests: India, Pakistan, heritage, identity, religion, social history, anthropology
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Marcos Calo Medina                     
DPhil in Social Anthropology
Interests: The Philippines, anthropology, religion, politics            
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Corey Moore                    
MSt in Music
Interests: Ancient and 20th- century China, Beijing opera, Cultural Revolution
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Putu Geniki Lavinia Natih
DPhil in Social Policy and Intervention
Interests: Indonesia, poverty
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Joel Ng                
DPhil in Politics and International Relations
Interests: ASEAN norms, regional organisations, regionalism      
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Frances O'Morchoe
DPhil in History
Interests: Burma/Myanmar, Thailand, China, history, borderlands     
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Phacharaphorn Phanomvan
DPhil in Economic History
Interests: Thailand, Myanmar, Malaysia, economic geography, trade, pre-modern economic history, archaeology, heritage
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Yuxin Peng
MPhil in Medical Anthropology
Interests: Language and text critical studies on Burmese and Chinese, anthropology, traditional medicine, Buddhism, public health
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Huan Qi                              
DPhil in Engineering Science       
Interests: China, economics, IT 
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Jessica Rahardjo     
MPhil Islamic Art and Archaeology
Interests: Indonesia, Malaysia, Islamic Southeast Asia  
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Priyanka Raj      
MSc in Social Policy
Interests: India, social policy, gender, health, planning  
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June Rubis
DPhil in Geography and Environment
Interests: Borneo, Malaysia, Indigenous governance and strategies, wildlife conservation, environment, conservation landscapes, ethnography, rural communities, development pathways, civil society, political ecology 
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Gilbert Sanjaya                
MPhil in International Development
Interests: Indonesia, rural politics            
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Wai Siong (Audrey) See Tho                      
MSc in Migration Studies
Interests: Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar, Vietnam, Bangladesh, migration, forced labour, labour  
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Caitlin Smith                     
MSc in Global Governance and Diplomacy
Interests: Myanmar (Burma), foreign investment, ethnic minorities, local communities
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Claudia Stoicescu           
DPhil in Social Policy
Interests: Indonesia, women who inject drugs, HIV risk, drug policy, substance use, harm reduction
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Kelly Tse
DPhil in English Language and Literature
Interests: world literature, colonial and postcolonial Asia, gender studies, memory studies, representation of conflicts and violence
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Mark Whittow 
Byzantine Studies                           
Interests: Cambodia; Vietnam; Burma; Indonesia, medieval history, archaeology
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Gordon Wong                  
MPhil in International Relations
Interests: ASEAN, China               
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Matthew Woolgar                         
DPhil in History
Interests: Indonesia, twentieth-century history               
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Michael Yeo
DPhil in History
Interests: Borneo, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Indonesia, ports, globalization, imperialism, peripheries, nineteenth- and twentieth-century history
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Yeo Min Hui                     
DPhil in Oriental Studies               
Interests: Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, cultural studies, Chinese-language cinema, Malay-language cinema, Southeast Asia, East Asia, interactions, cultural history
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Undergraduate Student

Otti Hart                             
BA in Oriental Studies
Interests: India Yoga philosophy, kavya poetry, drama  
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