Our Associates

  • Simon Reay Atkinson
    Honorary Associate, Department of Government and International Relations
    Network States and Network City States; Risk, Trust and Resilience; Cyber, quantum and synthetic ecologies; Anthropomorphic Human Factors; Cyber-Big Data technology, techniques and psychology for Cognitive Fitness Enhancement; Joint systems-network; PTSD
  • Alison Bashford
    Honorary Professor, Department of History, University of Sydney
    Vere Harmsworth Professor of Imperial and Naval History, University of Cambridge
    World population, global quarantine, migration, climate and environmental history
  • Jonathan Bogais
    Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and Social Policy
    Development, security and conflict with a focus on ethnocultural and ethnonational dissensions leading to conflict.
  • Minglu Chen
    Senior Lecturer, Department of Government and International Relations
    Institutions of China's local politics, private entrepreneurship in China, governance in China, class and social stratum in China, China-Latin America relations
  • Peter Curson
    Honorary Professor, Department of Government and International Relations
  • Charlotte Epstein
    Associate Professor, Department of Government and International Relations
    International relations/political theory, continental thought, post-colonial thought, sovereignty and statehood, surveillance, food security.
  • Benjamin Goldsmith
    Professor, Department of Government and International Relations
    War and peace, forecasting genocide and mass atrocities, defense spending, public opinion and foreign policy, learning and cognition in international relations.
  • Ryan Griffiths
    Senior Lecturer, Department of Government and International Relations
    Secession, nationalism, international relations theory, the rise of China, research method.
  • Justin Hastings
    Associate Professor, Department of Government and International Relations
    International relations, comparative politics, regional interests in Southeast Asia (especially Indonesia, Singapore), Northeast Asia (especially China, Taiwan, Korean peninsula, East Africa; theoretical interests in political and economic geography, non-traditional security, globalisation; substatntive interests in terrorism, smuggling, maritime piracy, insurgency, gray/black markets, nuclear weapons proliferation.
  • John Keane
    Professor, Sydney Democracy Network (SDN)
    Global fate of democracy; violence; global civil society; despotism; and the return of Russia, China, and Iran to the global stage..
  • Megan Mackenzie
    Associate Professor, Department of Government and International Relations
    Feminist international relations, international security, critical/post international development, post-conflict reconstruction, transitional justice.
  • Roy MacLeod
    Emeritus Professor of History, School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry
    Social history of science, medicine and technology; military history, museum history, Australian and American history, European history; research policy, and the history of higher education.
  • Iain McCalman
    Professorial Research Fellow, Department of History
    18th and 19th century British and European history; uses of digital media for history; scientific voyaging, ethnography and environmentalism, the history of western environmental and cultural crises.
  • Gil Merom
    Senior Lecturer, Department of Government and International Relations
    International relations theory, international security, realism, conflict and cooperation, guerilla and counter-insurgency, democratic war fighting, military intervention, nuclear proliferation, strategy, foreign and defense policy, intelligence, Israeli defense.
  • Professor Adam David Morton
    Professor, Department of Political Economy
    Political economy, state theory, historical sociology, globalisation and development in relevance to the study of modern Mexico and Latin America.
  • Christopher Neff
    Lecturer, Department of Government and International Relations
    Comparative public policy and policy analysis, public administration and public sector management, environmental plitics, human dimensions of wildlife, LGBT studies.
  • Brendon O’Connor
    Associate Professor, United States Studies Centre
    Anti-Americanism; foreign policy ideologies and traditions; US foreign policy; Australian-US relations.
  • Susan Park
    Associate Professor, Department of Government and International Relations
    International Organisations, global environmental politics, the Multilateral Development Banks, Constructivism.
  • Melinda Rankin
    Honorary Associate, Department of Government and International Relations
    Mary Kaldor, new wars, human security, civil society, political violence, militarism, Iran.
  • James Reilly
    Senior Lecturer, Department of Government and International Relations
    Chinese foreign policy, east asian politics, international relations.
  • Glenda Sluga
    Professor, Department of History
    The history of nationalism; International Organizations; International Relations and Diplomacy; International Political Economy; Women and Gender History; Immigration; Global History; Political Thought since the Eighteenth Century.
  • David Schlosberg
    Professor, Department of Government and International Relations
    Environmental political thought, environmental politics, environmental and climate justice, climate change politics and adaptation, environmental movements, sustainable materialism, contemporary political theory.
  • Sabine Selchow
    Research Associate, Civil Society and Human Security Research Unit, London School of Economics (LSE); and Senior Research Associate, Institute for Global Prosperity, University College London (UCL)
    Collective notions of the global, the unknown, the new, uncertainty and risk in global politics in general and security politics in particular. Second, Sabine is interested in the changing nature and role of legitimacy and expertise in security. Third, she is interested in how 'web 2.0 culture' is changing politics and the political subject.
  • Laura Shephard
    Associate Professor of International Relations, School of Social Sciences, UNSW Sydney, and Visiting Senior Fellow at the LSE Centre for Women, Peace and Security
    Peacebuilding and critical/post-development; women’s participation in peace and security governance; the UN Women, Peace and Security agenda; counter-terrorism and countering violent extremism; feminist security studies; popular culture; pedagogy.
  • Aim Sinpeng
    Lecturer, Department of Government and International Relations
    Comparative democratisation, digital media and politics, social movements, southeast asian politics, party politics (developing countries), research methods.
  • David Smith
    Senior Lecturer, Department of Government and International Relations; Academic Director of United States Studies Centre
    Theories of the state; Collective violence; American and comparative; political development; Religion and politics.
  • Simon Tormey
    Head of School, School of Social and Political Sciences
    Global civil society/alter-globalisation, contemporary political theory and global politics, critical theories.
  • Colin Wight
    Professor, Department of Government and International Relations
    International relations, international relations theory, the philosophy of social science, political theory, terrorism and political violence.