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Former researchers and visiting scholars

Dr. Ming Chee Ang
Ming Chee Ang was a postdoctoral fellow at the Centre from February 2013 to July 2015. She specializes on politics, people, and protests in the Southeast Asia region. Her research focuses on the collective action and social resistance of communities within non-liberal democracies. Her works consisted of indigenous and bottoms-up empirical evidence, with special strength on collective identity based on ethnicity, culture, and religion.


Dr. Kamaruding Abdulsomad
Kamaruding Abdulsomad was a post-doctoral research fellow at the Centre for East and South Aast Asian Studies, Lund University from January 2006 to December 2007. He obtained his first degree in Economics & Economic History and a Ph.D in Economic History (2003) from School of Economics and Management, University of Lund, Sweden.


Dr . Magnus Andersson
Magnus Andersson was a researcher the Centre for East- and South East Asian Studies between 2011 and 2014. His research focused on socio-economic development in the context of economies at an early stage of economic development in East and South-East Asia. Magnus is now a senior lecturer at the Departmen of Urban Studies, Malmö University.

Personal page at Malmö University (new window).


Dr. Swati Banerjee
Swati Banerjee was a post-doctoral research fellow at the Centre for East and Southeast Asian Studies, Lund University. She was visiting the Centre during the period September and October 2009 in the frame of the Erasmus Mundus External Cooperation Window Programme. Dr. Swati Banerjee is Associate Professor at the Centre for Livelihoods and Social Innovation, School of Social Work, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India.

Personal page at Tata Institute of Social Sciences (new window)


Dr. Victor Cheng
Victor Cheng was a post-doctoral research fellow at the Centre for East and Southeast Asian Studies, Lund University between November 2006 and August 2008. He received a PhD in history from the University of Melbourne in 2002. His research interests include contemporary Chinese history, strategic culture, military decision making and the diffusion of military technology and ideas.


Dr. Cesar de Prado Yepes
Cesar de Prado Yepes was a Research Fellow at the Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies at Lund University 2002-2003. In April 2002 he defended a Ph.D. thesis in the Department of Political and Social Sciences of the European University Institute titled “Technology Investment Expectations and Multi-level Protection Patterns; standardisation of info-communications sectors in the triad."


Associate Professor Lisa Drummond (visiting scholar)
Lisa Drummond is Associate Professor of Urban Studies at York University in Toronto, Canada and was a Visiting Researcher at the Centre for East and Southeast Asian Studies in Lund in May 2007. Her research focused primarily on urban social life in Vietnam, including analyses of popular culture, specifically in television serials and women's magazines, women's roles in Vietnamese society, and the application of Western concepts such as public and private to the use of space in Vietnamese cities.

Personal page at York University (new window)


Dr. Stefan Eklöf Amirell
Stefan Eklöf Amirell was a post-doctoral fellow at the Centre for East and Southeast Asian Studies, Lund University, from September 2003 to August 2005. He took his Ph D in history at Lund University in 2002 with a dissertation about the Indonesian Democratic Party (PDI) and the Decline of Suharto's New Order regime. He is now a researcher at the Department of History, Lund university.

Personal profile at academia.edu (new window)


Dr. Arianne Gaetano
Arianne Gaetano was a post-doctoral research fellow at the Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies, Lund University 2008-2009. She received a PhD in Anthropology and Certificate in Gender Studies from the University of Southern California in 2005. She is now an Assistant Professor of Anthropology and a Faculty Affiliate of the Women's Studies Program at Auburn University.

Personal page at Auburn University (new window)


Dr. Lingfeng Guo
Guo Lingfeng is an associate researcher, working for the Institute of European studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS). Financed by the STINT Foundation, she was a guest researcher in the Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies, Lund University from 1 March 2006 to 29 May 2006. She graduated from Inner Mongolia University in 1999, with a master's degree in World Ancient and Medieval History. She obtained the PH.D. in World History at Peking University in 2003.


Dr. Xuetang Guo (visiting scholar)
Dr. Guo Xuetang was a visiting scholar at the Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies, Lund University from August 2006 to July 2007. He is an Associate Professor of the Department of Political Science and Deputy Director of Institute of International Politics at Tongji University in Shanghai, China. His main areas of expertise are Chinese foreign policy and strategy, Sino-US relations and Asia-Pacific security. He has taught courses in International Political Economy, International Organization, Contemporary Sino-US relations, and American Foreign Policy at Tongji University.


Dr. Karl Gustafsson
Karl was a postdoctoral fellow at the Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies between September 2011 and August 2013. Karl has a broad and interdisciplinary research interest which covers and combines international relations theory, identity politics, discourse analysis and the politics of historical memory. Empirically, he is interested in international relations in East Asia, Sino-Japanese relations, Chinese and Japanese nationalism and war memory. He is especially interested in the nexus between international relations and collective memory. Karl is now a researcher at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs

Personal page at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs (new window)


Prof. Christian Göbel
Christian was a postdoctoral fellow at the Centre between October 2009 and March 2012. His research interests lie in the change and persistence of democratic and authoritarian systems, central-local relations and governance in China's multi-tiered administration, reforms of rural taxation and administration in China, and the comparative study of corruption.
He is now a Professor at the Institute of East Asian Studies, University of Vienna.

Personal page at the Department for Contemporary Chinese Studies at the University of Vienna (new window)


Associate Prof. Kristina Jönsson
Kristina Jönsson held a position as a post doc fellow at the Centre from September 2004 to August 2006 working on the project Issue without Boundaries: HIV/AIDS in Southeast Asia.The purpose of the project was to analyse the relationship between global, regional, national and local strategies to combat HIV/AIDS in the light of increasing globalisation, and to discuss changing (health) governance and the role of the state (see Publications/Working paper). From 2006 to December 2009 she worked as researcher, lecturer and Director of Studies. She is now a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Political Science, Lund University.

Personal page at the Department of Politcal Science, Lund University (new window)


Souknilanh Keola
Souknilanh Keola was a visiting researcher from Institute of Developing Economies (IDE, Japan) from October 2011 to October 2013. In IDE, he works as research fellow at Economic Integration Studies Group in Inter-Disciplinary Studies Center. His current research interests are industrial location, fiscal system, state-owned enterprise, foreign direct investment and their impacts on economic development in Laos.

Personal page at IDE (new window)


Dr. Ann Kull
Ann Kull was a lecturer and researcher at the Centre for East and South-Aast Asian Studies from January 2008 to December 2015. She is an islamologist and defended her doctoral dissertation “Piety and Politics: Nurcholish Madjid and His Interpretation of Islam in Modern Indonesia” in November 2005 at the Centre for Theology and Religious Studies, Lund University. Ann now works at the Academic Support Centre at Lund University.


Dr. Jun Liu
Jun was a postdoctoral fellow at the Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies from February 2013 to the end of July 2013. He defended his doctoral dissertation “Mobilized by Mobile Media—How Chinese people use mobile phones to change politics and democracy” in University of Copenhagen in February 2013. He also a Ph.D. in Chinese studies from Fujian Normal University (2011), with a focus on Chinese film. He has studied Journalism in Xiamen University in southeast China’s Fujian Province. He has also worked as a freelancer and later a feature writer for China Features, Xinhua News Agency from 2005 to 2006. He is now Assistant Professor at the Department of Media Cognition and Communication at the University of Copenhagen.

Personal page at the University of Copenhagen (new window)


Dr. Jan Magnusson
His research focused on Social Movements in South Asia and he is now a Senior Lecturer at the School of Social Work, Lund University

Personal page at the School of Social Work (new window)


Dr. Pia Moberg
Pia Moberg holds a Ph.D. in Japanese studies and was a post-doctoral fellow at the Centre for East and Southeast Asian Studies, Lund University, from October 2006 to August 2008. Her main research interests are on communication and rhetorical processes, political communication and leadership.


Dr. Vipin Negi
Vipin Negi was a post-doctoral research fellow at the Centre for East and Southeast Asian Studies, Lund University. He visited the Centre during the period September 2009 to June 2010 in the frame of the Erasmus Mundus External Cooperation Window Programme. This grant programme is financed by the European Commission. Vipin is an Assistant Professor of Economics in Keshav College at University of Delhi, New Delhi India. His primary research interests are foreign portfolio investment and foreign direct investment to India.


Dr. Phuong An Nguyen
Phuong An Nguyen was a Postdoctoral reserach fellow at the Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies between 2004-2005. She holds a PhD. in Southeast Asian Studies from the University of Hull.


Dr. Nicola Piper (visiting scholar)
Dr. Nicola Piper was a visiting scholar at the Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies, Lund University during the month of September 2006. She holds a PhD in Sociology from the University of Sheffield in the UK. Her research interests revolve around international economic migration, governance and policy networks, gender, non-governmental organisations and transnational political activism, the rights of migrants, with empirical focus of Southeast and East Asia as well as Europe. She is an Associate Professor at the Department of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Sydney.

Personal page at the University of Sydney (new window)


Prof. Mina Roces
Prof. Roces was a visiting researcher at the Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies, Lund University between October - November 2014. She is Professor in the School of Humanities and Languages at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia.
Personal home page at the University of New South Wales


Prof. Helle Rydström
She now is Professor in Gender Studies at the Department of Gender Studies at Lund University.

Personal page at the Department of Gender Studies, Lund University (new window)


Dr. Mayumi Saegusa
Mayumi Saegusa was a postdoctoral fellow at the Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies, Lund University, from September 2008  to June 2011. Her focus was contemporary Japan. She received a PhD in Sociology from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2006. Her primary research interests are institutional analysis, globalization, and law and society in contemporary Japan. She is now Assistant Professor at the Office for Gender Equality , Nagoya University.

Personal page at Nagoya University (new window)


Dr. Flora Sapio
Flora Sapio was a post-doctoral fellow at the Centre from 2004 to 2006. From 1 January until 9 October 2007 she was part of a collaborative research project entitled "Federalism and Inequality - the case of inter-jurisdictional competition in Zhejiang Province". Flora's LinkeIn page (new window)


Dr.T.S.N.Sastry (visiting Erasmus Mundus scholar)
Dr Sastry is one of the few scholars selected to the Erasmus Mundus External Cooperation Window lot 13 in a tough competition and was attached to the Centre for East and South East Asian Studies of Lund University. Dr.T.S.N.Sastry is a professor & Head, Department of Law, University of Pune. He is the coordinator of the Human Rights Education programme for all the students of the University of Pune. Dr Sastry established the Centre for Human Rights of the University Grants Commission of India at the Pondicherry University in 1996 and was the Cooridnator for a long period of time. His areas of interest are international law and human rights. He is presently working on human rights of the Vulnerable groups.

Department of Law, University of Pune (new window)


Dr. Barbara Schulte
Barbara was a post-doctoral Research Fellow at the Centre between May 1, 2009 and December 31, 2012. Her research focuses on issues of educational governance, transnational educational actors and organisations, education in Republican China, and the discursive construction of the educational field in China. Further research interests include the emergence of vocational education in China within a comparative framework (India and Argentina). Barbara is now Associate Professor at the Department of Sociology, Lund University.

Personal page at the Department of Sociology (new window)


Dr. Jesper Schlaeger
Jesper Schlaeger was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Centre for East and Southeast Asian Studies at Lund University between September 2014 and August 2016. He holds a Ph.D. in political science from University of Copenhagen (2012). Jesper joined the centre from a position as Associate Professor in the School of Public Administration, Sichuan University. His postdoctoral project examines how Chinese government uses digital ICT through processes of e-monitoring and citizen empowerment to ensure administrative transparency and accountability with the goal of reducing corruption. It is based on fieldwork in various cities around China.


Dr. Jens Sejrup
Jens was a postdoctoral research fellow in modern Japanese studies at the Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies between January 2014 and January 2016. His research focuses on news media, public debate, and political communication in Japan; Postcolonial issues, Japan-Taiwan relations; Narratives, themes, and key concepts in mass-mediated public discourse. Jens has published widely on topics like the political use of colonial history and postcolonial issues in Japan-Taiwan relations, representation and activism, Japan-Taiwan news coverage, and recurring narrative themes and strategies in political rhetoric and journalism. Jens is currently a postdoc at the Department of Anthropology at the University of Copenhagen.

Personal page at the University of Copenhagen (new window).


Dr. Yuling Shen

Shen Yuling was a post-doctoral research fellow at the Centre for East and Southeast Asian Studies, Lund University between December 2008 and March 2009. She received a PhD in Geography at Department of Geography, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in 2007. Her research interests are water and land management in Xinjiang, China.


Dr. Tommy Shih
Tommy Shih was a research fellow in Modern Taiwan Studies at the Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies at Lund University, Sweden between August  and December 2009. He has studied business, with focus on industrial networks, at Uppsala University and his PhD dissertation from 2009 was titled "Scrutinizing a policy ambition to make business out of science :  Lessons from Taiwan". Research, innovation and industrial policy in Taiwan, and Japan, with a focus on the relation between science and business development. He is now a lecturer at the Department of Business Administration, School of Economics and Management, Lund University.

Personal page at the Department of Business Administration (new window)


Dr. Solee Shin
Solee Shin joined the Centre for East and South-East Asian studies as a postdoctoral research fellow between April 2014 and July 2015. She is an economic sociologist, with interests in economic globalization, national institutions, organizations and markets, and consumption. Her regional focus is East Asia with an emphasis on Korea. She is now at the Department of Sociology at the National University of Singapore.
Personal page at the National University of Singapore (new window)


Dr. Zhongxin Sun
Sun Zhongxin (Cindy Sun) was a guest professor at the Centre for East and Southeast Asian Studies, Lund University, from Feb 2006 to June 2006. She graduated from East China Normal University in 1997 with a PhD in Sociology. Her broad research /teaching interests include: Women's/Gender Studies, Sexuality, Lesbian and Gay Studies, Feminist Research Methods, Urban Middle Class Culture , Youth Studies, Globalization, and Contemporary Chinese Society. She is now at the Carniega Mellon University.

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Dr. Michael Tivayanond
Michael Tivayanond was a post-doctoral research fellow at the Centre between December 2001 and March 2003. He obtained his postgraduate degree in International Politics from Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand, and a PhD in International Relations from the University of Kent at Canterbury, UK. He has taught International Relations at the University of Kent at Canterbury and has also worked as a consultant for several corporations,  governments, and international organisations. His main research interests include preventive diplomacy and security studies.


Dr. Qi Wang
Qi Wang was a Postdoc fellow at the Center for South and Southeast Asian Studies, Lund University 2002-2003. She received a Ph.D. degree from the Department of Political Science, University of Aarhus, Denmark, in 1997 and is currently teaching at the Department of Design and Communication, University of Southern Denmark.

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Dr. Ya-Ching Yeh
Ya-Ching was a post-doctoral fellow at the Centre for East and Southeast Asian Studies, Lund University, from October 2011 to February 2012. Her research interests focus on science and technology management in Taiwan. Special attention is given to how creativity play a role in innovation process of firms, and how contextual factors influence creative ideas. She defended her doctoral dissertation "Exploratory Learning, Exploitative Learning, and Team Creativity: The Moderating Role of Psychological Safety and Group Cohesion" in August 2010 at  Department of Business Administration, National  Cheng Kung University, Taiwan.

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