The main purpose of the Southeast Asia Research Group (SEAREG) is to provide a forum for presenting and discussing the best new research by young social scientists working on Southeast Asian studies. A secondary purpose is to establish a network of scholars in political science and related fields who are working at the forefront of Southeast Asian studies in North America.


SEAREG is committed to a model of Southeast Asian studies that emphasizes the complementarity of discipline, method and area knowledge. We seek to promote research on Southeast Asia that is theoretically informed, analytically sophisticated and methodologically precise; which is rooted in in one or more Southeast Asian countries (past or present); and which contributes to basic debates in contemporary political science and allied disciplines.

Funding Acknowledgement

Henry Luce Foundation

SEAREG member opportunities, including funding for travel to our conferences and financial support for PhD students needing to conduct exploratory field research in a Southeast Asian country, are supported by a grant from the Henry Luce Foundation.

Interested in supporting SEAREG’s activities? Please contact us for further information.

Contact Us

SEAREG's center of operations is based at the Duke Center for International Development at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.

Mailing Address

Southeast Asia Research Group
c/0 Duke Center for International Development
Box 90237
Durham, NC 27708



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