Scholars engaged in the study of historical and contemporary social formations within and across Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Lao, Malaysia, Singapore, Burma and the Philippines contribute to a broader understanding of South East Asia at York and beyond. Faculty and graduate students are researching a diverse range of themes and questions that expand understanding of the  region through subnational, national, regional and global levels of analysis.

These include:

• Political economy of development in Southeast Asia: industrialization, urbanization, food security and globalization
• Political ecology, environmental sociology, forestry and resource management, rural livelihoods and identity
• International labour migration, transnationalism, transformations of households, gender and class
• Colonialism, imperialism and postcoloniality


Programmes and Projects 

Study groups