• Assistant Professor, History

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. My recent work has concentrated on the city of Malacca, but the multinational nature of Southeast Asian trade means that in addition to Malays I write about many different Southeast Asian peoples as well as Indians, Chinese, Arabs, Portuguese, the Dutch, and the British.


  • 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.
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Cambodia
  • China
  • Indonesia
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Malaysia
  • Myanmar
  • Philippines
  • Singapore
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste
  • Viet Nam