ASAA Council


President: Professor Melissa Crouch

Law Faculty
University of New South Wales

Vice-President: Associate Professor David Hundt

Faculty of Arts and Education
Deakin University

Secretary: Dr Minerva Inwald

Judith Neilson Post-Doctoral Fellow in Contemporary Art University of New South Wales

Treasurer: Dr Wayan Jarrah Sastrawan

University of Sydney

Asian Studies Review Editor: Associate Professor Dirk Tomsa

Department of Politics, Media and Philosophy
La Trobe University

Publications Officer: Dr Yu Tao

School of Social Sciences
The University of Western


Immediate Past President: Professor Kate McGregor

School of Historical and Philosophical Studies
The University of Melbourne

China Councillor: Dr Josh Stenberg

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
University of Sydney

South Asia Councillor: Dr Nisha Thapliyal

School of Education
University of Newcastle

Southeast Asia Councillor: Associate Professor Sharyn Davies

Herb Feith Indonesia Engagement Centre
Monash University

Japan & Korea Councillor: Professor Kaori Okano

Department of Languages and Linguistics
La Trobe University

West, Inner and Central Asia Councillor: Professor Li Narangoa

College of Asia and the Pacific
The Australian National University

Postgraduate Representative: Jorien van Beukering

School of Languages and Cultures
University of Queensland

Postgraduate Representative: Soyeon Kim

Monash University

Teachers’ Representative: Dr Rebecca Cairns
Faculty of Arts & Education
Deakin University

Library Representative: Xiaoju Liu

Chinese & Asian Studies
University of Melbourne 

General Councillor (Women’s Forum): Dr Sarah Gosper
Monash University

General Councillor (Conference): Associate Professor Joanna Elfving-Hwang
Curtin University

Non-voting members:

Editor, Asian Currents: Natasha Naidu

Faculty of Law and Justice
University of New South Wales

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