Academic Staff

Academic - Affiliate

  • Senior Research Fellow in South European Studies

    Othon Anastasakis is the Director of South East European Studies at Oxford (SEESOX),  at St Antony's College; a Senior Research Fellow at the Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford; and the former Director of the European Studies Centre, at St Antony's (July 2012-October 2015). He teaches South East European politics, as well as European politics. His research interests include transition and democratisation in South East Europe, EU’s eastern enlargement, Greek politics and foreign policy, European extreme right politics and EU-Turkey relations.

  • Emeritus Fellow; LAC Associate Member

    I came to the Latin American Centre in 1966 after having spent a year in Colombia with UNESCO and before that lecturing at the University of Keele. Initially my appointment was shared with the Royal Institute of International Affairs in London where I ran a seminar programme on Latin America. I became a University Lecturer and Fellow of St Antony’s in 1970 and I have been here since I retired in 2006.

  • Dr Jenny Corbett
    Emeritus Fellow

    I specialise on the Japanese economy and most of my research has been on current macro-economic policy issues in Japan. I’ve been interested in Japanese banking and finance for many years and have also written on financial systems in economies in transition and on the Asian financial crisis of 1997.   At the ANU I have been Executive Director of the Australia-Japan Research Centre which focuses on the economic interaction between Australia and Japan and their strategic interests in the Asia Pacific region.  Presently I am serving as PVC Research.

  • Reader in Command and Transition Economies

    Professor Christopher Davis is the Reader in Command and Transition Economies jointly in the Department of Economics and the School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies

  • Dr. Alfred Gathorne-Hardy

    I joined SIAS in October 2011, where I was a researcher on the ESRC/DfID funded project: ‘The Materiality of Rice’, led by Professor Barbara Harriss-White.  I am now a Junior Research Fellow at Somerville College, and convene and lecture the geography MSc elective, Global Environmental Change and Food Security.

    Both food and a healthy environment are essential for human existence.  Food production at the scale required to feed the present population inevitably damages the environment.   This damage is at such a scale to seriously threaten human existence.

  • Senior Research Fellow, Area Studies; Co-ordinator South Asian Research Cluster

    I joined SIAS in 2007 but I joined Oxford in 1987 after 7 years teaching social science to medical doctors at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. My interests are Political economy; agriculture, energy and food; aspects of deprivation; India’s informal capitalism; rural and local development; low carbon transition. I used to teach Indian political economy on the MSc in Contemporary India. (Before that – M Phil in Development Studies: core course, options in gender and development, Indian political economy, health and development, rural development)

  • Teaching and Research Associate

    I am a Research Associate in Japanese Studies and a Research Associate at the Centre for Time Use Research. My research interests lie in the field of family sociology. I am currently working on two projects: The first one analyses the gender balance in the domestic division of labour in several East Asian societies. A pilot study for this project, “Domestic division of labour and fertility preference in China, Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan”, has been published in Demographic Research in 2017. The second project looks at class differences in parenting strategies in Japan.

  • For twenty five years  I have taught literature for a couple of months each year in universities all over Russia, and have built up many contacts particularly outside Moscow and St Petersburg.  I am ready to advise M.Phil students and others on the Russian provinces, academic contacts and visas. In Russia I have published books about Britain, and in Britain  articles about life in Russia.

  • MES Associate (SPF Programme)
  • Emeritus Fellow; LAC Associate Member

    Alan Knight was Professor of the History of Latin America from 1992 to 2013, when he retired.