Institute for Social Justice

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Associate Professor Emilian Kavalski

Associate Professor Emilian Kavalski


Emilian Kavalski is associate professor of global studies. Prior to joining the Institute for Social Justice, Emilian worked at the Western Sydney University and has held research positions at the Institute for Political Studies, Academia Sinica (Taiwan), Aalborg University (Denmark), the Institute for the International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict, Ruhr Universitat-Bochum (Germany), the Rachel Carson Center (Germany), the Graduate Institute of International Politics, the National Chung Hsing University (Taiwan), Osaka University (Japan), and the Research Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences, National Taiwan University (Taiwan), as well as the Andrew Mellon Fellowship position at the American Institute for Indian Studies (New Delhi, India), and the I.W.Killam Postdoctoral position at the Department of Political Science, University of Alberta (Canada). Emilian’s research has focused on post-colonial literature, European politics, International Theory, Asian affairs, and the post-humanities.

He is currently working on (i) the encounter of International Relations with life in the Anthropocene, especially the conceptualization of and engagement with non-human actors; and (ii) the nascent Asian normative orders and the ways in which they confront, compliment, and transform established traditions, norms, and institutions. Emilian contends that in both these areas the concept and practices of relationality have important implications for the ways in which global life is approached, explained, and understood. Emilian is also the book series editor for Routledge’s ‘Rethinking Asia and International Relations’ series

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