Dr. Alice Ba
Alice D. Ba, PhD (University of Virginia, 2000) joined the Department in 2000. Her research focuses on the politics and processes of regionalism in East Asia and the Asia Pacific, especially the Association of Southeast Asian Nations; questions of institutional legitimacy and change; East Asian regional integration; Southeast Asia’s relations with China, the United States, and Japan; maritime regimes and security, especially (but not exclusively) as regards the South China Sea; and also social constructivist IR theory. She teaches courses on Southeast Asian comparative development and world relations, Chinese politics and foreign policy, international relations, as well as graduate courses on international relations theory and comparative regionalisms. She has served as director of Asian Studies at UD since fall 2009.
(Re)Negotiating East and Southeast Asia: Regions, Regionalisms, and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2009.
"US in Southeast Asia: Electoral Distractions Ahead?", Southeast Asia Outlook 2012-2013. (Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2012): 26-34.
"ASEAN Centrality Imperiled? ASEAN Institutionalism and the Challenges of Major Power Institutionalization," in ASEAN and the Institutionalization of East Asia, edited by Ralf Emmers. (Abingdon and New York, Routledge: 2011): 114-129.
"Staking Claims and Making Waves in the South China Sea: How Troubled Are the Waters?" Contemporary Southeast Asia (December 2011): 269-291.