Nick Cheesman is a scholar of the politics of law and policing in mainland Southeast Asia, in particular, Myanmar (Burma). His work is concerned generally with how language animates actions, how categories determine meanings, and how ideas constitute practices. Presently, he holds an Australian Research Council grant to document where, when and how torture occurs in Myanmar and Thailand. Through this research, he aims to reinterpret the relationship between violence and the state. In his spare time he hosts the New Books in Southeast Asian Studies channel of the New Books Network.
For current bio and publication information, please visit my ANU Researchers page (link below).
Academics based at the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs at The Australian National University have won more than $835,000 for four projects in the latest Australian Research Council funding round.
A new study of Myanmar’s courts reveals the tensions between the rule of law and a focus on law and order