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Associate Professor of International Politics, The University of Queensland

Shahar Hameiri studies the politics of security and development in Asia. His research interests are diverse, traversing the fields of security, development and aid, governance, political geography and international relations. He is particularly interested in understanding the evolving nature of statehood and political agency under conditions of globalisation. He has written extensively on issues of security governance, statebuilding, non-traditional security, risk and risk management, regional governance and Australian development and security policy. He is currently working with Dr Lee Jones (Queen Mary University of London) and Prof Shaun Breslin (Warwick University) on a project on rising powers and state transformation, focusing on China's engagements in Southeast Asia. The project was awarded an ARC Discovery Project grant in 2017. He is author of Regulating Statehood (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010), and co-author, with Lee Jones, of Governing Borderless Threats (Cambridge University Press, 2015), and, with Caroline Hughes and Fabio Scarpello, of International Intervention and Local Politics (Cambridge University Press, 2017). He tweets @ShaharHameiri.


  • 2016–present
    Associate professor of International Politics, University of Queensland
  • 2011–2015
    Senior Lecturer in International Politics, Asia Research Centre, Murdoch University
  • 2015–2015
    Associate Professor of International Politics, Asia Research Centre, Murdoch University
  • 2011–2013
    Australian Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow, Asia Research Centre, Murdoch University


  • 2009 
    Murdoch University, PhD in Politics

Research Areas

  • Political Science (1606)