I have joined Aston University in June 2006 having previously taught at Royal Holloway, the School of Oriental and African Studies and at the Universities of Reading, East Anglia and Magdeburg.
My research focuses primarily on comparative regionalism with an emphasis on Europe and Southeast Asia. Here, I am interested in the impact of context on the direction of regional projects. This includes the impact of crisis and variations in mass-politicisation and contestation of integration policies.
I am also very interested in the emergence of forms of post-national actorness and in the evolution of interregionalism within the multi-layered global governance environment.