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.

Anju Mary Paul (Head of Studies)

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.
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Teaching Subjects
  • Methods in the Social Sciences
  • Globalisation on the Ground
  • International Migration
  • Migration Policy
  • Comparative Social Inquiry

Chin-Hao Huang

Research Areas
Assistant Professor Huang studies international relations, with a focus on cooperation and conflict in East Asian security, Chinese foreign policy, and Southeast Asian politics.
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Teaching Subjects
  • Empirical Qualitative Analysis in Global Affairs
  • Conflict and Cooperation in East Asia
  • Chinese Foreign Policy
  • Comparative Social Inquiry

Rohan Mukherjee

Research Areas
Assistant Professor Mukherjee's research is in the grand strategies of rising powers and their impact on international security and order, with an empirical specialization in South Asia and East Asia.
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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.
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Teaching Subjects
  • International Relations
  • Chinese Politics
  • Introduction to Comparative Politics

Risa Toha

Research Areas
Assistant Professor Toha's research examines questions related to ethnic politics, political violence, and political economy of development, with a particular interest in Southeast Asia.

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Teaching Subjects
  • International Development
  • International Political Economy
  • The Politics of Southeast Asia
  • Politics of Identity in Developing States
  • Comparative Social Inquiry
  • Global Affairs Capstone Seminar

Trisha Craig

Research Areas
Trisha Craig is the Vice President (Engagement) at Yale-NUS College. Dr Craig is responsible for the College’s initiatives and activities in the areas of external engagement, alumni affairs and summer programming. She received her BA in Economics from Swarthmore College and her MA and PhD from Yale in Sociology, where she focused on political institution-building in European democratic transitions.
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Teaching Subjects
  • Contemporary European Politics

Navin Rajagobal

Research Areas
Dr Navin Rajagobal’s teaching interests include foreign policy and diplomacy, international law and institutions, and international relations.
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Teaching Subjects
  • Foreign Policy and Diplomacy: Issues and Practice

Catherine Sanger

Research Areas
Dr Catherine Sanger teaches in the common curriculum and offers advanced courses on international security, the politics of technological-territorial discovery, foreign policy analysis, and international law. She is also interested in education studies and qualitative methods of inference.
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Teaching Subjects
  • Conquest, Territorial Expansion, and International Law
  • Comparative Social Inquiry
  • American Politics and the 2016 Presidential Election
  • Global Affairs Senior Capstone Course