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HEWISON Kevin BA (Hons), Grad. Dip. Ed., PhD
Australian political scientist and academic
Professor in the Department of Asian Studies and Director of the Carolina Asia Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Date of birth: 15 May 1954


Place of birth: Collie, Western Australia


Parentage: son of Wesley Hewison and Valerie Hewison


Education: BA, Social Science, Western Australian Institute of Technology (now Curtin University) 1975; Graduate Diploma in Education, Western Australian Institute of Technology 1976; BA (Hons), Southeast Asian Studies, Murdoch University 1979; PhD, Political Science, Murdoch University 1984


Career: Kevin Hewison is Professor in the Department of Asian Studies and Director of the Carolina Asia Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He was Lecturer in the Department of Political and Administrative Studies, University of Papua New Guinea in 1984. He was then Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Department of Political and Social Change in the Research School of Pacific Studies, Australian National University from 1985–86. Later he was Visiting Professor in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Mahidol University at Salaya, Nakorn Pathom, Thailand from March–December 1990. Dr Hewison was appointed Tenured Lecturer in the School of Social Sciences at Murdoch University in 1991 and then as Tenured Senior Lecturer in 1993 where he was seconded to the Asia Research Centre as Senior Research Fellow from January–June 1994. He was then Visiting Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation at the University of Warwick, UK from July–October 1999. He occupied the Foundation Chair of Asian Studies at the School of Social Science, Faculty of Arts, University of New England from 1994–2000 and spent a year as Visiting Professor in the Research School for Southeast Asian Studies at Xiamen University, China from 2002–03. From 2000 until 2004 he was Professor in the Department of Applied Social Studies at the City University of Hong Kong and Director of the Southeast Asia Research Centre from 2001–04. Professor Hewison was the Foundation Chair of Asian Studies at the University of New England and then the inaugural Director of City University’s Southeast Asia Research Centre. In addition to his academic work, Professor Hewison has considerable experience working as a development consultant and adviser, in Southeast Asia, South Asia and Southern Africa. Kevin Hewison's current research interests include: globalization and social change in Southeast Asia, especially in Thailand, democratization, and labour politics. He is a member of the Board of the National Thai Studies Centre, Faculty of Asian Studies, the Australian National University 1996–2000, and is a Counsellor for Southeast Asia, Asian Studies Association of Australia 1999–2000. He is a Foundation member of the Asian Political and International Studies Association, a member of the International Advisory Board of the Asia Research Centre, Murdoch University, Australia since 2002, the International Advisory Committee of the Southeast Asia Research Centre, City University of Hong Kong 2005–. He has been a member of the Asian Studies Association of Australia since 1975, the Asian Studies Association (US) from 1986–89 and since 2000, the Australian Political Studies Association since 1991, the Academy of Political since Science 2002. He is co-editor of the Journal of Contemporary Asia (see url below).


Publications include: Southeast Asia in the 1980s: The Politics of Economic Crisis (co-editor) 1987, Bankers and Bureaucrats: Capital and State in Thailand (Yale University Southeast Asian Monographs, No. 34) 1989, Thai Village Life: Culture and Transition in the Northeast (co-author) 1990, Southeast Asia in the 1990s: Authoritarianism, Democracy and Capitalism (co-editor) 1993, The Political Economy of South-East Asia: An Introduction (co-editor) 1997, Political Change in Thailand: Democracy and Participation 1997 (published as an eBook 2002), The Political Economy of South-East Asia: Conflicts, Crises, and Change (co-editor) 2001, Village Life: Culture and Transition in Thailand's Northeast 2001 (a completely revised edition of Phongphit and Hewison 1990) 2001, Transnational Migration and Work in Asia (co-editor) 2006, Neoliberalism and Conflict In Asia After 9/11 (co-editor) 2006; numerous book chapters and articles in professional journals on Southeast Asia, democratization and globalization


Contact details: Address: Room GEC 3105, Global Education Center, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA; Tel: +1 919-843-0130; Fax: +1 919-843-2102; Email: khewison@unc.edu ; Website: http://www.carolinaasiacenter.unc.edu/ ; Website: http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/00472336.asp/ .




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