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Dr Adam Simpson is Senior Lecturer in International Studies in Justice & Society, University of South Australia. He has held a 6-month Visiting Research Fellowship at the Centre for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University, and Visiting Scholar positions at SOAS, University of London, Queen Mary, University of London and Keele University. His research adopts a critical perspective and is focused on the politics of the environment, development and digital media in Southeast Asia, particularly Myanmar and Thailand. He has published in international journals including Environmental Politics, Society & Natural Resources, Third World Quarterly and Pacific Review. He is the author of 'Energy, Governance and Security in Thailand and Myanmar (Burma): A Critical Approach to Environmental Politics in the South' (Routledge 2014; Updated Paperback Edition, NIAS Press 2017) and is lead editor of 'Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Myanmar' (2018) and 'Myanmar: Politics, Economy and Society' (Routledge 2021).

Experience

  • 2008–present
    Academic, University of South Australia

Education

  • 2009 
    University of Adelaide, PhD

Publications

  • 2020
    Myanmar: Politics, Economy and Society, Routledge
  • 2018
    Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Myanmar, Routledge
  • 2017
    Energy, Governance and Security in Thailand and Myanmar (Burma): A Critical Approach to Environmental Politics in the South (Updated paperback edition), NIAS Press
  • 2014
    Energy, Governance and Security in Thailand and Myanmar (Burma): A Critical Approach to Environmental Politics in the South, Routledge

Professional Memberships

  • International Political Studies Association
  • British International Studies Association
  • Australian Political Studies Association

Research Areas

  • Sociology (1608)
  • Political Science (1606)