JCA is pleased to announce two recent additions to the editorial board of the journal:
Paul K. Gellert received his PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is currently Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. His research interests center on the political economy of natural resources and the politics of development with a regional focus on Southeast Asia, especially Indonesia. Currently he is engaged in a comparative research project on the political economy of coal in Indonesia and the US Appalachian region. In addition to the Journal of Contemporary Asia, he has published in journals such as Rural Sociology, Journal of World-Systems Research and The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. His most recent article on rule of law and forestry in Indonesia will appear later in 2015 in The Journal of Asian Studies.
Khoo Boo Teik is a long-time collaborator with the Journal. He is currently a Professor at the National Graduate Institute of Policy Studies, Tokyo. He was born, bred and schooled in Penang, Malaysia, before studying at University of Rochester, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Flinders University. He was Executive Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Developing Economies, Chiba, Japan, from June 2009 to March 2013. He used to teach in Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, and Universiti Brunei Darusalam, Bandar Seri Begawan. Before that, he held professional positions in urban planning and development. Khoo is the author of Paradoxes of Mahathirism: An Intellectual Biography of Mahathir Mohamad (1995) and Beyond Mahathir: Malaysian Politics and its Discontents (2003), the editor of Policy Regimes and the Political Economy of Poverty Reduction in Malaysia (2012), and co-editor (with Francis Loh Kok Wah) of Democracy in Malaysia: Discourses and Practices (2002), (with Vedi R. Hadiz and Yoshihiro Nakanishi) of Between Dissent and Power: The Transformation of Islamic Politics in the Middle East and Asia (2014), and (with Teresa S. Encarnacion Tadem and Shiraishi Takashi) of The Politics of Technocracy in Southeast Asia (2014).