Assistant Professor

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science and in the Institute of Asian Research.

My area of specialization is comparative politics. Within that subfield, I focus on ethnic politics, public policy, and the politics of development. My research is primarily situated in Southeast Asia, especially Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia. I have spent over five years on-location in the region in private sector and academic roles.

My research has been supported by funding from numerous grant agencies, including the National Science Foundation (NSF), UC Pacific Rim Research Program (PacRim), the Center on Emerging and Pacific Economies (EmPac), and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) of Canada.

You can find more information about my work on my personal website: www.kaiostwald.me

Winter 2017

POLI324A Southeast Asian Government and Politics - S E ASIA GOVT Sections

The political systems of contemporary Southeast Asia.

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