Our Faculty

The Global Affairs major is supported by a diverse faculty with research and teaching expertise covering a wide range of topics and issues in contemporary Global Affairs. To get a better idea of the faculty and their areas of expertise, please check out the faculty profiles below.

Nancy Webster Gleason

Research Areas
Dr Gleason is interested in examining the human-environment relationship in the context of international negotiation and conflict resolution. She has written about the complex challenges of global environmental management, specifically the challenges of forest-related governance and climate change.
See full profile »
Teaching Subjects
  • Introduction to Global Affairs
  • Global Governance
  • Global Affairs Capstone Module

Chin-Hao Huang

Research Areas
Assistant Professor Huang’s research focuses on the international relations of East Asia. He is currently working on a book manuscript that explains how and why Chinese foreign policy decision-makers exercise restraint and comply with international norms and commitments.
See full profile »
Teaching Subjects
  • Conflict and Cooperation in East Asia
  • Chinese Foreign Policy
  • Comparative Social Inquiry

Kim Dong Jung

Research Areas
Assistant Professor Kim’s research focuses on international relations theory, balancing strategies, US security policy, and the security-economy nexus in international politics. His book project examines why a reigning great power maintains trade ties with a challenging power despite ongoing military counter-balancing efforts against that country.
See full profile »
Teaching Subjects
  • International Security
  • US Foreign Policy
  • The Economy-Security Nexus

Rohan Mukherjee

Research Areas
Assistant Professor Mukherjee's research is in international relations theory, international law and organisation, and India's rising power and foreign policy.
See full profile »
Teaching Subjects
  • Modern Social Thought
  • Introduction to International Relations
  • India as a Rising Power

Steven Matthew Oliver

Research Areas
Assistant Professor Oliver’s research spans the political science subfields of comparative politics and international relations, with a regional focus on East Asia, specifically on contemporary China.
See full profile »
Teaching Subjects
  • International Relations
  • Chinese Politics
  • Introduction to Comparative Politics

Anju Mary Paul

Research Areas
Associate Professor Paul's research focuses on international migration, globalisation, migrant domestic workers and scientists. She studies high- and low-skilled international migration to, from and within Asia, as well as how aspiring migrants’ subjective understandings of the world at large influence their migration and destination decisions.
See full profile »
Teaching Subjects
  • Methods in the Social Sciences
  • Globalization on the Ground
  • International Migration

Risa Toha

Research Areas
Assistant Professor Toha specialises in comparative politics, and her works examine questions at the intersection of literature on political economy of development, ethnic politics, political violence and new democracies.
See full profile »
Teaching Subjects
  • International Development
  • International Political Economy
  • The Politics of Southeast Asia
  • Politics of Identity in Developing States