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Emilian Kavalski

NAWA Chair Professor, Jagiellonian University

EMILIAN KAVALSKI is the inaugural NAWA Chair Professor at the Complex Systems Lab in the Jagiellonian University of Krakow (Poland), the Book Series Editor for Routledge's "Rethinking Asia and International Relations" series, the Central and West Asia Regional Editor for Asian Studies Review, and Non-Resident Research Fellow at the Center for Contemporary China Studies, National Chung Hsing University (Taiwan). Emilian has held research positions at Aalborg University (Denmark), Academia Sinica (Taiwan), the American Center for Indian Studies (India), the Institute for Social Justice at the Australian Catholic University (Sydney), Osaka University (Japan), the Rachel Carson Center (Germany), the Research Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences at the National Taiwan University, Ruhr University-Bochum (Germany), Western Sydney University (Australia), the University of Nottingham Ningbo (China), and the University of Alberta (Canada). His work explores the interconnections between the simultaneous decentring of International Relations by post-Western perspectives and non-anthropocentric approaches. Emilian is the author of four books, most recently: The Guanxi of Relational International Theory (Routledge 2018) and he is the editor of eleven volumes, including World Politics at the Edge of Chaos (State University of New York Press, 2016).


  • 2021–present
    NAWA Chair Professor, Jagiellonian University
  • 2018–2021
    Li Dak Sum Chair Professor, University of Nottingham Ningbo China
  • 2014–2018
    Research Associate Professor, Australian Catholic University
  • 2008–2013
    Senior Lecturer, Western Sydney University


  • 2006 
    Loughborough University, International Relations