Dr Adam Tyson
Lecturer in Southeast Asian Politics
I am concerned with processes of political reform and contestation in Indonesia and the wider Southeast Asian region. In addition, I am currently working to establish deeper academic links with China. Prior to joining Leeds in 2011 I worked in Indonesia, Malaysia and Canada.
Current interests include decentralisation policies, ethnic identity and minority politics, transmigration, censorship and social compliance, and vigilante violence in Southeast Asia.
I teach on the following modules:
- Comparative Politics of Pacific Asia (level 2)
- Politics of Contemporary China (level 2)
- Political Transitions in Southeast Asia (MA)
I am able to supervise in the following areas:
- Decentralisation and local politics
- Ethnic struggles, identity and migration
- Political violence
- Censorship and rights
Research proposals on Indonesia and the Malay world are especially welcome, as well as from select countries in Pacific Asia (including China).
- Tyson (2015) 'Genocide documentary as intervention' Journal of Genocide Research 17(2): 177-199.
- Tyson (2014) 'Multiple acts of killing' Critical Asian Studies 46(1): 157-161.
- Tyson (2013) 'Vigilantism and violence in decentralized Indonesia: the case of Lombok'. Critical Asian Studies 45(2): 201-230
- Tyson (2011) 'Being special, becoming indigenous: dilemmas of special adat rights in Indonesia'. Asian Journal of Social Science 39(5): 652–673.
- Tyson (2011) 'Malaysian migration to Singapore: pathways, mechanisms and status' Malaysian Journal of Economic Studies 48(2): 131-145
- Tyson (2011) 'Titik api: Harry Roesli, music and politics in Bandung, Indonesia'. Indonesia 91(April): 1–34.
- Tyson (2010) Decentralization and Adat Revivalism in Indonesia: The Politics of Becoming Indigenous. Abingdon: Routledge.
- Tyson (2009) 'Still striving for modesty: land, spirits, and rubber production in Kajang, Indonesia'. The Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology 10(3): 200–215.
- Tyson (2007) 'Dissecting the attitudes of political science students towards democracy and the 2004 elections in Indonesia'. Asian Journal of Political Science 15(3): 259–281. [Co-authored with Paul Tyson].
- Tyson (2006) 'The enduring appeal of NGOs'. The Jakarta Post, 16 January.
- Tyson (2004) 'Complacency: Indonesia's democratic deficit'. The Jakarta Post, 26 May.
Media Contact Areas
- Politics of Indonesia, Malaysia