MAI Staff Research Profiles

Prof Koichi Iwabuchi

Acting Director
Dr Mridula Chakraborty

Deputy Director
Dr Max Richter

Centre Directors

Prof Greg Barton. Centre of Southeast Asian Studies. Islam, Islamic social movements, civil society, politics and Islamist radicalism in Southeast Asia.

Professor Carolyn Stevens. Japanese Studies Centre. Social anthropology and cultural studies; social problems in Japan, including topics such as disability and poverty, as well as popular music and consumerism in postwar Japan.

Dr Wendy Smith. Centre for Malaysian Studies. Cross-cultural management; employee relations in Asia; Japanese management transfer; international business; social protection in Malaysia; globalized religious organizations; managing religious diversity in the workplace; Islamic work ethics.

Emeritus Prof Marika Vicziany. National Centre for South Asian Studies. Mass poverty, Ethnic/Religious minorities in India, Pakistan and Western China, and Regional Security

Administrative Officers

Halina Bluzer, Events

Our location and postal address

The MAI offices are located at Monash University, Caulfield Campus.
Level 5, Building H, 900 Dandenong Road, Caulfield East, Victoria 3145, Australia
(Melway Ref: 68 F1)

For information on travelling to Caulfield campus (how to get to, parking and map), please visit
Monash University Caulfield campus
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Our postal address is:

Monash Asia Institute
PO Box 197
Caulfield East
Victoria 3145
Tel: +61 3 9903 5044
Fax: +61 3 9905 5370

Contacts for Centres and Their Affiliates

Prof Greg Barton, Director, Centre of Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS)

Dr Julian Millie, Convenor, CSEAS Seminar Series

Prof Carolyn Stevens, Japanese Studies Centre (JSC)

Professor Marika Vicziany, National Centre for South Asian Studies (NCSAS)

Dr Wendy Smith, Director, Center for Malaysian Studies (CMS)

Prof James Chin, Malaysia School of Arts and Social Sciences