ProfileMichael joined the Department of International Relations at XJTLU in August 2018. He has previously worked at the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus, La Trobe University, Leeds University, Thammasat University, Chulalongkorn University and City University of Hong Kong.
His research covers the politics of Thailand, nationalism, ideology, cultural policy, intellectual history and the international politics of the Asia Pacific with a focus on Thailand, Japan, Australia and Southeast Asia.
He welcomes research supervision in any of the above or related areas.
Current research projects include (with work in varying states of distress!):
* approaches to populism (for special issue edited by Marco Bünte (Monash University Malaysia) and Andreas Ufen (GIGA, Hamburg)
* liberalisms in Southeast Asia (co-chair with Mark Thompson from City University for a workshop on localizing liberalism in Southeast Asia)
* translation project on Thai conservatism with Ukrist Pathmanand (Chulalongkorn University) An edited selection of translations with interpretative introduction.
* Divine/Transcendent Rulers of Imagined Communities (co-chair of workshop with Wasana Wongusurat at Inter-Asia - working on special collection)
*journal article interpreting the politics of sovereignty.