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Linda Quayle

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences

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Biography

Dr Linda Quayle teaches International Relations and politics. She specializes in Southeast Asian regional politics, especially ASEAN-related issues, but also works on the broader Asia-Pacific area. Before joining the School of Politics, History, and International Relations at The University of Nottingham's Malaysia campus, she taught at Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta, Indonesia, and held a research fellowship at Monash University Sunway Campus, Malaysia. She has also taught a range of politics courses in Australia and in her home country, New Zealand. Before entering academia, she spent many years as an editor with BBC Monitoring. She holds a PhD from The University of Melbourne, Australia.

Teaching Summary

At undergraduate level, Linda teaches Southeast Asia: Region and Regionalism, as well as Governing the World, a module examining the role of international law and organizations in contemporary… read more

Research Summary

Linda's regional focus is Southeast Asia; and her theoretical leaning is towards the (confusingly labelled) 'English School' approach to International Relations. Much of her work seeks to bring these… read more

At undergraduate level, Linda teaches Southeast Asia: Region and Regionalism, as well as Governing the World, a module examining the role of international law and organizations in contemporary international politics.

At postgraduate level, she teaches The International Relations of Southeast Asia and The Politics of International Law. She has also taught Research Methods and Design and Global Perspectives on International Relations at Master's level.

Current Research

Linda's regional focus is Southeast Asia; and her theoretical leaning is towards the (confusingly labelled) 'English School' approach to International Relations. Much of her work seeks to bring these twin interests together.

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has been a major theme, but other research topics have included Indonesia's role within Southeast Asia and beyond; subnational conflict and civil society; and consensus-building in the context of civilian protection.

Her current projects include the following:

1. Indonesia and the world: exploring some of the representations of international relations that can be found in Indonesian popular culture;

2. The social world of international societies: analysing the relationships that variously connect subglobal international societies with their peers, with other multilateral and minilateral endeavours, and with issue-specific trans-regional flows;

3. Peace education and new interpretations of "world society": reconceptualizing peace education as a "nodal point" between the world of states and the world of individuals and/or as a pathway that enables unorganized individuals to locate and pursue areas of opportunity.

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