Our faculty and students take on challenging and timely research projects from ethnic cleansing in Myanmar to the resurgence of populism in India, as well as regime change, corruption, political party development and gender politics across the region. The Department has been awarded numerous research grants to investigate important issues like the parliamentary elections in Timor Leste, civil society education efforts in Indonesia, urban transformation in China, presidentialism in Indonesia, and money politics in Southeast Asia – among many other topics.