SHAWNAKIM BLAKE LOWEY-BALL portrait
  • Assistant Professor, History
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Research Statement

I'm interested in trade and economic developments in insular Southeast Asia, focusing on the period from the 1400s through the turn of the 19th century. Recent work has concentrated on the city of Malacca, but the multinational nature of Southeast Asian trade means that I write about Indians, Chinese, Arabs, Portuguese, and the Dutch in addition to Malays and other Southeast Asian peoples.

Languages

  • Arabic, basic.
  • Chinese, basic.
    Read with proficiency.
  • English, fluent.
  • French, fluent.
  • Indonesian, fluent.
  • Portuguese, functional.
    Read with proficiency.

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • Asia
    Southeast Asia.
  • China
  • Indonesia
  • Malaysia
  • Singapore