• MAI Staff Research Profiles


    Acting Director

    • Dr Mridula Chakraborty

    Deputy Director

    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
    Google Maps

    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