Post-doctoral fellow, NUS
Dr Gerard McCarthy is undertaking a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the National University of Singapore.
He was previously a Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS), Singapore and Associate Director of the Myanmar Research Centre at the Australian National University (ANU). His doctoral dissertation in the ANU Department of Political and Social Change examined the historical and contemporary dynamics of market reform and state-society relations in Myanmar.
His research examines how economic liberalisation in Myanmar and Sri Lanka shaped social cleavages and intensified civil conflict in both nations.
His writing and commentary has been published and is forthcoming in journals including Conflict, Security and Development, Journal of Contemporary Asia and SOJOURN: Journal of Social Issues in Southeast Asia as well as outlets such as The New York Times, Institute of South East Asian Studies (ISEAS) and New Mandala.
He was a previously visiting fellow at the University of Yangon’s Department of International Relations (2015) and visiting student at St Antony’s College, University of Oxford (2017).