Nick Cheesman, a scholar of law, society and political order specializing in Myanmar and Thailand, with broader interests in Southeast and South Asia, has joined Edward Aspinall as co-series editor of the Southeast Asia Publication Series – the ASAA book series established in 1977.
Nick is based at the ANU. He has won a series of prizes for his academic work, including the 2017 Distinguished Book Award of the Asian Law & Society Association for his 2015 book, Opposing the Rule of Law: How Myanmar’s Courts Make Law and Order. He is currently pursuing a DECRA (Discovery Early Career Award) on the politics of torture in mainland Southeast Asia. He hosts the New Books in Southeast Asian Studies channel of the New Books Network. Nick replaces Andrew Walker, now e President and Pro Vice-Chancellor of Monash Malaysia, as co-series editor.