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. He holds an adjunct appointment with the University of Macau.
Professor Hewison has expertise on Thailand’s modern politics, work and labour politics and democratisation. He is currently working on issues related to comparative politics, Thailand and precarious work.
1. Veerayooth Kanchoochat & K. Hewison, editors, Military, Monarchy and Repression: Assessing Thailand’s Authoritarian Turn, Abingdon: Routledge, 2017.
2. M. H-H. Hsiao, A. Kalleberg & K. Hewison, editors, Policy Responses to Precarious Work in Asia, Taipei: Institute of Sociology, Academia Sinica, 2015.
K. Hewison, “Thailand: An Old Relationship Renewed,” The Pacific Review, 38, 1 (2018), pp. 116-130.
3. K. Hewison, “Reluctant Populists: Learning Populism in Thailand,” International Political Science Review, 38, 4 (2017), pp. 426-440.
4. K. Hewison, “Thailand: Contestation Over Elections, Sovereignty and Representation,” Representation, 51, 1 (2015), pp. 51-62.
5. K. Hewison, “Considerations on Inequality and Politics in Thailand,” Democratization, 21, 5 (2014), pp. 846-66.
Email: khewison [at] unc.edu