People

  • MAI Staff Research Profiles

    Director

    Deputy Director 

    Centre Directors

    • Prof Greg Barton. Centre of Southeast Asian Studies. Greg.Barton@monash.edu. Islam, Islamic social movements, civil society, politics and Islamist radicalism in Southeast Asia.
    • Dr Wendy Smith. Centre for Malaysian Studies. Wendy.Smith@monash.edu. 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.
    • Professor Carolyn Stevens. Japanese Studies Centre. Carolyn.Stevens@monash.edu. 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.
    • Prof Marika Vicziany. National Centre for South Asian Studies. Marika.Vicziany@monash.edu. Mass poverty, Ethnic/Religious minorities in India, Pakistan and Western China, and Regional Security

    Administrative Officers

  • Researchers working on Asian regions

    Name Email Specialist area Affiliation
    Emeritus Professor David Chandler David.Chandler@monash.edu Cambodia, Pol Pot and Genocide in Cambodia SOPHIS
    Emeritus Professor Mark Wahlqvist Mark.Wahlqvist@monash.edu National and International Nutrition Science, Education and Policy; Clinical Nutrition and Internal Medicine Faculty of Arts
    Prof A.K. Bagchi
    Institute of Development Studies, Kolkatta
    Amiya.Bagchi@gmail.com Indian economy Faculty of Arts
    Prof Zenon Pudlowski Zenon.Pudlowski@monash.edu Engineering Education in the Asia Pacific Region Faculty of Arts
     Mr Hashim Abdulhamid  Hashim.Abdulhamid@monash.edu  Arabic-Malay lexicography  LCL
    Dr Peter Chang peter.chang@monash.edu    SOPHIS
    Dr Leon Comber leoncomber@hotmail.com    
    Dr Joost Coté Joost.Cote@monash.edu Colonial Urban Culture with special reference to Java; Semarang: Colonization of Central Sulawesi; Kartini and sisters SOPHIS
    Dr Judith Shaw Judith.Shaw@monash.edu Microfinance and Micro-enterprise Development, Labour Migration and Migrant Remittances, the Asian Garment Manufacturing Sector, Politics of Post-Tsunami Reconstruction SOPHIS
    Mr Ian Adie Ian.Adie@monash.edu International business  
    Dr Aneela Zeb Babar aneela.zeb.babar@gmail.com    
    Dr Jayant Bapat Jayant.Bapat@monash.edu Hindu Deities and Temples SOPHIS
    Mr Farhan Bokhari
    International Journalist, Financial Times (London)
      Regional Security in South and Central Asia; Asia Pacific Regional Security Dialogues member  
    Ms Rita Camilleri Rita.Camilleri@monash.edu Malaysian Politics  
    Dr Lance Castles Lance.Castles@monash.edu Darul Islam and Indonesian Elections  
    Mr Paul Cheater Paul.Cheater@monash.edu The relationship between Western and Afghan Music Education  
    Ms Helene Chung-Martin Helene.ChungMartin@monash.edu China; Biography  
    Dr Andrew Cock Andrew.Cock@monash.edu Political and economic dynamics of agrarian change; peripheral states and peripheral territorial spaces in the modern international system; the governance of agriculture, energy, and climate change in the Southeast Asian region and at a global level. PSI
    Dr Ian Coghlan Ian.Coghlan@monash.edu Tibetan Buddhism  
    Dr Leon Comber Leon.Comber@monash.edu Malaysian Insurgency PSI
    Dr Sue Downie Sue.Downie@monash.edu Development Studies, Australian Aid, Peace-keeping, Peace-building and development with special reference to Cambodia and East Timor missions, Dissemination of information in cross-cultural context (Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand)  
    Dr Angelo Andrea Di Castro Andrea.DiCastro@monash.edu Archaeology of South and Central Asia SOPHIS

    Dr Geetha Govindasamy

        PSI
    Dr Joan Grant  joankiaora@gmail.com Australian-Vietnamese diplomatic relations, 1975–2005  
    Ms Istutiah Gunawan Istutiah.Gunawan@monash.edu Cultures of Southeast Asia with special focus on Indonesia  
    Ms Smita Gupta
    Journalist, Times of India, Outlook
      India; Indian General Elections; Human rights violations, with special focus on communal and caste violence  
    Dr Alexandra Haendel alexandra.haendel@monash.edu History of Art and Archaeology; Classical Temples of Southeast Asia (Cambodia and Java); Ancient Angkor  
    Dr Elisabeth Hames-Brooks hames_brooks@yahoo.com.au Indonesia; Australia-Asia relation; Poetry  
    Ms Chooi-Hon Ho Chooihon.Ho@monash.edu Chinese in Australia and the Chinese diaspora LCL
    Dr Gidi Ifergan Gid.Ifergan@monash.edu   SOPHIS
    Dr Lea Jellinek Lea.Jellinek@monash.edu Indonesia, Poverty Specialist
    Action research on recycling of waste in villages in Indonesia
    GES
    Mr Edward Kiefer   Action research on recycling of waste in villages in Indonesia GES
    Dr Peter Laird Peter.Laird@monash.edu Malaysian Shamanism and Culture; Traditional and tribal medicine; Multilingual geneological documentation and visualization software for indigenous researchers, Anthropologists and Sociologists  
    Associate Professor Peg Levine peg.levine@monash.edu   PSI
    Dr Meei-Shyuan Lee Meei-Shyuan.Lee@monash.edu Nutritional Science and Public Health Nutrition with special focus on Asia; Bio-Statitiscian and Epidemiologist  
    Dr Ian Mabbett Ian.Mabbett@monash.edu   SOPHIS
    Prof S. D. Muni
    Professor of Asian Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University; India’s special envoy to Laos and Cambodia
      Regional Security in the Asia Pacific  
    Ms Katy Munson Katy.Munson@monash.edu Artist; Fine Art research with special focus on Asia (Vietnam, Burma, Tibet and Buddhism)  
    Ms Uyen Nguyen Uyen.Nguyen@monash.edu Asian Films Project  
    Ms Anita Nayar      
    Mr Nurul Mu’az Omar   Politics, International Relations and Healthcare issues; Malaysian Youth and Democracy  
    Dr Maya Raganathan
    Manipal Institute of Communication, Karnataka, India
    Maya.Ranganathan@monash.edu Ethnic conflict in Kashmir and Sri Lanka and the use of the internet  
    Dr Sarita Sahay   Hindu mythology, folklore and tribal studies, women studies, adolescent studies PSI
    Dr Ahmad Sarmast Ahmad.Sarmast@monash.edu Music and culture of Afghanistan and Central Asia Music
    Prof Shamsul, A.B.   World authority on Malaysian civilisation and culture  
    Sharmini Sherrard Sharmini.Sherrard@monash.edu   PSI
    Mr Kannan Srinivasan     PSI
    Dr David Templeman David.Templeman@monash.edu   SOPHIS
    Mr David Treisman David.Treisman@monash.edu   PSI
    Dr Dennis Walker     PSI
    Dr Ann Wiggleworths Ann.Wigglesworth@monash.edu   PSI
    Dr Guibin Zhang     PSI
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           

  • Date: 24 May 2013 (Friday) Venue: Building A, Ground floor, Clayfield/Dining Rooms (A1.34), Monash University Caulfield Campus (For information on travelling, parking and map, please visit www.monash.edu.au/campuses/caulfield/) Organized by Monash Asia Institute, Monash University Co-organized by Institute for Research in Humanities, Kyoto University (Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (S) “A Japan-based Global Study of Racial Representations”) Registration required. RSVP (no later ... Read more