All research supervisors

Professor Nick Bisley

Nick's academic interests include East Asia's International Relations, globalization and the diplomacy of great powers. Nick is on secondment as Executive Director, La Trobe Asia, until December 2016.

Dr Yangbin Chen

Yangbin's academic interests include Chinese ethnicity, social and educational development and Chinese language studies (teaching Chinese as a second language and Chinese sociolinguistics).

Dr Elise Foxworth

Elise’s academic interests include Japanese studies and post-colonial studies, with a focus on the Japanese literature written by diasporic Korean writers in Japan. She is also engaged in research on classroom dynamics and student motivation.

Dr Bao-Qiang Gao

Bao Qiang Gao's academic interests include international and comparative education, contemporary Chinese education and cross-cultural communication.

Professor Alberto Gomes

Professor Gomes’ academic interests include Anthropology and sociology of development and environment; dialogue, peace and conflict transformation; ethnicity and cultural identities, South and Southeast Asia

Dr Benjamin Habib

Ben’s academic interests coalesce at the nexus between environment, governance and security in North Korea, East Asia and beyond.

Dr Nicholas Herriman

Discipline: Socio-Cultural Anthropology. Topics: Religion and Magic; Areas of focus: Asia; Southeast Asia; East Java and the Cocos (Keeling) Islands.

Dr Xianbi Huang

"Xianbi's academic interests include social networks, social stratification and inequality, social wellbeing, contemporary Chinese society, comparative study, and quantitative methods."

Dr James Leibold

Dr Leibold has research expertise on the politics of ethnicity, race and national identity in modern Chinese history and society, and is currently engaged in research on ethnic policies and conflict in contemporary China.

Dr Stephen Morey

Stephen Morey is a senior lecturer in Linguistics, with many years research experience on three language groups in Northeast India: Tai, Singpho and Tangsa, with a special concentration on traditional songs and ritual texts. He also researches the Aboriginal languages of Victoria, working with histo

Dr Marthin Nanere

Dr. Marthin Nanere is a Senior Lecturer in Marketing within La Trobe Business School. He has extensive experience teaching a range of marketing subjects, including Consumer Behaviour, Sport Marketing, Marketing research, Agricultural Marketing to name a few, in several countries, namely, Canada, Ind

Dr Lidia Tanaka

Lidia’s academic interests include sociolinguistics: multilingualism and code-switching, comparative discourse patterns (Spanish, Japanese and English) and discourse analysis.

Dr Dirk Tomsa

Dirk's academic interests include Indonesian politics and society, democratization studies, political Islam in Asia, and comparative Southeast Asian politics, especially elections and party politics.