International Studies Staff
Teaching International Studies at the Univeristy of Adelaide is conducted mainly within the Politics Discipline itself. The Discipline has a number of area studies specialists, inter alia: Associate Professor Felix Patrikeeff (Russia, Eastern Europe, Southeast and Northeast Asia); Dr Clem Macintyre (Western Europe & Australia); Associate Professor Peter Mayer (South Asia); Dr Juanita Elias (Southeast Asia & Western Europe). However, due to the multidisciplinary nature of the program, other academics contribute to it (from the Disciplines of Asian and European Studies, History, Philosophy, Geography/Environmental Studies). The program allows students to specialise in a number of sub-fields, which will include Security Studies, International Political Economy, International Justice and Society etc. As many of the offerings intended for this expansion are already available, students should consult with the Programme Director for guidance on how to shape their individual study plans to maximise the coherence of studies they pursue. An especially important decision for the student is the thesis area chosen by them. Such a process should come at the end of the student's coursework, and will involve personal consultation with the Program Director regarding the topic and the likely supervisor.
Professor Kanishka Jayasuriya
Kanishka Jayasuriya is currently the Acting Diretor and Principal Senior Research Fellow at the Asia Research Centre (ARC), Murdoch University. He is a graduate in political science from the University of Western Australia and obtained his PhD from the Australian National University. He has held teaching and research appointments in several Australian and overseas universities including the ANU, the Univeristy of Sydney, Murdoch University, National University of Singapore, and City University of Hong Kong.
His research interests and special expertise lie mainly in the areas of political economy, in particular, globalisation and the transformation of stage structures and law as well as changes in the global order in the post cold war era. Professor Jayasuriya will start in semester 1 2010 as the Convenor of the International Studies Program.
Professor Tim Doyle
Professor Tim Doyle currently splits his time at 2 univerisites. He is Chair of Politics and International Relations in the School of Politics, International Relations & Philosohy at Keele University and Professor in the School of History & Politics at the University of Adelaide. He teaches Global Political Economy, Environmental Politics, Political Sociology, and The Global South. Also, he serves as Head of the Research Centre for International Studies, Politics and Philosophy (CISPP) which is part of the Keele Research Institute for Law, Politics and Justice.
Associate Professor Felix Patrikeeff
Felix Patrikeeff is a Senior Lecturer and former convenor of the International Studies program. His research interests are in the fields of International Relations, Political Economy, Comparative Politics, Political History and Geopolitics / Security Studies, and in a variety of settings (the Asia-Pacific region, China and Hong Kong (SAR), Russia and its borderlands, Central and Inner Asia). he has supervised a wide range of successful research theses in these areas. Before he came to Adelaide, Felix coordinated postgradate programs in International Studies in Sydney and Penang, Malaysia. Felix has a large number of books, chapters and scholarly papers to his credit, including Russian Politics in Exile (2002), and, more recently, jointly authored / edited books on Railways and the Russo-Japanese War (2006), and The Asia-Pacific Region and a New International Order (2006).
Professor Purnendra Jain
Purnendra Jain currently holds the position of Professor in the Centre for Asian Studies at Adelaide University. He has previously served as Head of Centre (various years), Associate Dean Higher Degrees and Associate Dean Research and President of the Japanese Studies Association of Australia (2003-2005) Purnendra received his M. Phil at the University of Delhi and Ph.D. at Griffith University. He holds several major Visiting Fellowships/Researcher positions including at The University of Tokyo. Purnendra’s teaching interests encompass politics and foreign policy of contemporary Japan; Australia's relations with the Asia Pacific region; regionalism and regional institutions; rise and fall of nation-states - comparative studies of politics and foreign policy of Japan, China and India. Research interests include political development in the Asia Pacific region; defence and security issues; energy security, regional institutions; contemporary Japan; comparative politics of Asia focusing on Japan, China and India.
Dr Czes Tubilewicz
Czes Tubilewicz research Interests:-China's and Taiwan's Foreign Relations, Europe's Relations with Asia, Cross-Strait Relations, International Relations/Global Politics Post-communist Politics, History of International Relations and Cold War International Politics.
Dr Tiziana Torresi
Born and raised in Rome, Tiziana received her BA Hons. (First Class and University Medal) from the University of New South Wales, and D. Phil in Politics and International Relations from the University of Oxford, where she also held a Lectureship in Politics at Worcester College. Tiziana has also taught at other universities in the UK and Australia before joining the University of Adelaide in 2010. Her research interests are mainly in contemporary political theory. She is interested in global distributive and political justice and global governance. More specifically, Tiziana has written on the normative theory and governance of migration, and particularly on temporary migration. She's also has an interest in feminist theory, at this point mainly in relation to health policy.
Dr Priya Chacko
Priya has been with the Discipline of Politics since 2003. She completed a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Politics at the University of Adelaide and did her Honours year at the University of Queensland majoring in International Relations.
Research Interests:-Postcolonialism and international relations' Race and gender in international relations, Indian foreign policy, Indian national identity, Religious nationalism and The domestic and international politics of South Asia.
Mr David Olney
David currently holds the position of Associate Lecturer at the. University of Adelaide, School of Politics & History. His areas of research include international terrorism, alienation, and asymmetric warfare. He is particularly interested in radical political philosophies and the psychology of violence, and the links between intense beliefs and the extreme actions they can engender.
At present David is a PhD candidate in the School of History and Politics at the University of Adelaide, and is undertaking research into Existential philosophy and literature — including psychological and psychiatric responses to this material. David has taught Comparative Politics and International Studies for the last seven years, and has co-convened an Honours/Masters subject on strategic culture and unconventional conflict. He has guest lectured on terrorism, alienation, European security, strategic culture, and Samuel P. Huntington