About Patrick Jory

Patrick Jory is senior lecturer in Southeast Asian History, University of Queensland.He is the president of the Association for Mainland Southeast Asian Studies.

2020 Reviewing Asian Studies, Asian studies, Southeast Asia

Evolution of Mainland Southeast Asian Studies Over the Last 20 Years


Research and teaching on mainland Southeast Asian countries in Australia over the last 20 years have been shaped by the same forces affecting other areas of university life during this period: increased managerialism, difficult budgetary circumstances, the precariousness of academic employment, the casualisation of teaching, constraints on research funding, a persistent Eurocentrism in some disciplines, […]


The real meaning of Thailand’s constitutional referendum


If history is a guide, Thailand’s latest constitution will be shortlived Many observers of Thailand’s ongoing debilitating political crisis have been scratching their heads trying to understand how Thai voters approved a draft constitution in the referendum on 7 August 2016 which is so blatantly designed to entrench military rule. The result of the referendum […]