CISS Members

  • James Der Derian
    Director of the Centre for International Security Studies; Michael Hintze Chair
    International security, diplomacy, quantum, information technology, international theory, documentary film.
  • 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
    Socio-ethics and their applications in deconfliction initiatives, negotiations, information warfare and cyber, civil/military interventions, strategic simulations, Southeast Asian affairs, especially Myanmar, Cambodia, Philippines and the South China Sea.
  • 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
    Historical and Medical Demography with particular reference to epidemics and pandemics of infectious disease and human behaviour; Climate change and human health; Security demographics; Population and disasters; Population-health-environment interactions.
  • 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.
  • 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; substantive interests in terrorism, smuggling, maritime piracy, insurgency, gray/black markets, nuclear weapons proliferation.
  • Adam Kamradt-Scott
    Associate Professor
    Health security (broadly defined) with a focus on Asia; international organisations, governance and diplomacy; securitisation theory and risk; infectious diseases; civil-military relations.
  • John Keane
    Professor, Department of Government and International Relations; Director, Sydney Democracy Network (SDN)
    The past, present and future of representation and democracy; Globalisation and the future of global governance; Public life, communicative abundance and cross-border journalism; Early modern and contemporary conceptions of civil society and government; Fear and politics; Failed transitions to democracy; Problems in the theory of language; Secularism, Islam and Europe; European Citizenship; Modern social movements; Violence, the modern state system, war and peace; Dismantling of Soviet-type regimes; Children and politics.
  • 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, guerrilla and counter-insurgency, democratic war fighting, military intervention, nuclear proliferation, strategy, foreign and defense policy, intelligence, Israeli defense.
  • 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 politics, 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 Relations; Constructivist theory, processes of socialisation and identity change; International Organisations and Global Governance; the World Bank Group and Regional Development Banks; International Economic Organisations (the IMF and the WTO); Non-Government Organisations; Environmental Advocacy; Global Environmental Politics.
  • Sarah Phillips
    Associate Professor; Australian Research Council Early Career Researcher (DECRA)
    The "Security-Development Nexus", state formation and state "failure", stabilisation and external intervention, post-conflict development, post-colonial theory, non-state actors and development, Yemeni politics, Somali politics.
  • Melinda Rankin
    Honorary Associate, Department of Government and International Relations
    Mary Kaldor, new wars, human security, civil society, political violence, militarism, Iran.
  • James Reilly
    Associate Professor, Department of Government and International Relations
    Chinese foreign policy, East Asian politics, international relations.
  • 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); Senior Research Associate, Institute for Global Prosperity, University College London (UCL)
    The changing nature of global security and the (new) kinds of institutions and governance settings it brings out, including a focus on the influential concepts and practices of ‘risk’ and ‘resilience’. Empirical research focuses on the EU, EU Member States and the US.
  • Laura Shepherd
    Professor, Department of Government and International Relations; Visiting Senior Fellow at the LSE Centre for Women, Peace and Security
    Gender politics, international relations, peace and security.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • Frank Smith
    Senior Lecturer
    Biological warfare and bioterrorism, cyber defence, global health governance, quantum computing.
  • Simon Tormey
    Professor, Department of Government and International Relations
    Political Theory; Political Sociology; European Politics; Critical Theory; Social Movements; Philosophy and Methodology of Social Enquiry.
  • 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.
  • Thomas Wilkins
    Senior Lecturer
    Asia-Pacific region security and strategic studies, international history, contemporary international relations.
  • Jingdong Yuan
    Associate Professor
    Chinese defence and foreign policy; Asia-Pacific security (with a focus on Northeast Asia and South China Sea); non-proliferation, arms control and disarmament; American Asia policy; Shanghai Cooperation Organisation.