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I am an associate professor in the School of Public Policy & Global Affairs and the Department of Political Science at the University of British Columbia. I am also the Director of UBC's Institute of Asian Research and the Associate Editor (Southeast Asia) for Pacific Affairs.
I conduct research on political and economic development, primarily in the Southeast Asian countries of Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, and Myanmar. My work has appeared in numerous outlets and has been funded by SSHRC, NSF, IDRC, the Pacific Rim Research Program, and others.