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Professor in International Relations, University of Sussex

Kevin Gray is a Professor in International Relations at the School of Global Studies, University of Sussex. His research expertise relates to the political economy of East Asian development. He is author (with Jong-Woon Lee) of North Korea and the Geopolitics of Development (Cambridge University Press, 2021), as well as Korean Workers and Neoliberal Globalisation (Routledge, 2008), Labour and Development in East Asia: Social Forces and Passive Revolution (Routledge, 2015). He is also editor of (with Barry Gills) Rising Powers and the Future of Global Governance (Routledge, 2018); (with Barry Gills) People Power in an Era of Global Crisis: Rebellion, Resistance, and Liberation (Routledge, 2013); (with Craig Murphy) Rising Powers and South-South Cooperation (Routledge, 2018); (with Barry Gills) Post-Covid Transformations (Routledge, 2022). His work has also appeared in New Left Review, Capital and Class, Journal of Contemporary Asia, Review of International Political Economy, Pacific Review, Critical Asian Studies, New Political Economy, and Third World Quarterly.


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer in International Relations, University of Sussex