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Professor Kevin Hewison

BA, DipEd (WAIT), BA (Hons), PhD (Murdoch)

Elected: 2014

Discipline: Political Science

Specialisation: Democratisation, labour politics, political change, SE Asian politics


Professor Kevin Hewison is Emeritus Professor of Asian Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Prior to his retirement, he was Director of the Asia Research Centre at Murdoch University, where he is also Sir Walter Murdoch Professor of Politics and International Studies. Before his Murdoch appointment in 2013, he was Weldon E. Thornton Distinguished Professor in Asian Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and also Director of the Carolina Asia Center. His previous appointments include Director of the Southeast Asia Research Centre at the City University of Hong Kong and Foundation Chair of Asian Studies at the University of New England. He has held visiting professorships at Mahidol University, Singapore Management University, the University of Malaya, University of Stockholm, Kyoto University and the University of Warwick. Professor Hewison has expertise on Thailand’s modern politics, work and labour politics and democratisation. He is currently working on issues related to comparative populism and the political foundations of univeralist welfare.


1. Hewison, K 2014, ‘Considerations on Inequality and Politics in Thailand’, Democratization, vol. 21, no. 5, pp. 846-66. 2. Kalleberg, A & Hewison, K 2013, ‘Precarious Work and the Challenge for Asia’, American Behavioral Scientist, vol. 57, no. 3, pp. 271-88.
3. Hewison K & Rodan, G 2012, ‘Southeast Asia: The Left and the Rise of Bourgeois Opposition’, in Robison, R (ed.), Routledge Handbook of Southeast Asian Politics, London: Routledge, 2012, pp. 25-39.
4. K. Hewison 2010, ‘Thaksin Shinawatra and the reshaping of Thai politics’, Contemporary Politics, vol. 16, no. 2, pp. 119-33.
5. Kitirianglarp, K & Hewison, K 2009, ‘Social Movements and Political Opposition in Contemporary Thailand’, The Pacific Review, vol. 22, no. 4, pp. 451-77.


Email: khewison [at] unc.edu

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