Juanita Elias is Professor in International Political Economy. She joined PAIS in 2013 from Griffith University, Australia, where she held an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship. She has also held academic posts at the University of Adelaide, the University of Manchester and Cardiff University. She holds a PhD from the University of Warwick. She served as PAIS Head of Department for the 2018/19 academic year. She is currently deputy head of department and director of equality, diversity and inclusion in PAIS.
She has published her work in journals such as Journal of Contemporary Asia, Review of International Studies, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, International Political Sociology, Social Politics, International Feminist Journal of Politics and The Pacific Review. Her most recent monograph is Gender Politics and the Pursuit of Competitiveness in Malaysia (Routledge 2020). The textbook I-PEEL: International Political Economy of Everyday Life (co-authored with James Brassett, Lena Rethel and Ben Richardson) came out in 2022 with Oxford University Press.
She is an editor at the journal Review of International Political Economy, and is one of the editors of the innovative IPE teaching and learning website I-PEEL.
- International political economy
- Gendered approaches to the study of international political economy and globalisation
- The household in global political economy
- Political economy of Malaysia
- Labour migration in Southeast Asia
- Gender and urban transformation in Southeast Asia
- Labour standards and corporate codes of conduct
- Masculinities and international politics
- The crisis of care in austerity Britain
Juanita’s research explores the way in which gender relations and identities operate and are reproduced within a range of political economic settings. This includes: work looking at the role of multinational corporations in the production of gendered and racialised forms of inequality; research exploring the construction of vulnerable forms of work and employment such as migrant domestic work; analyses of efforts to include or ‘mainstream’ gender issues within institutional contexts such as the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the World Economic Forum; and, analyses of how households and (gendered) household relations take shape within and are constitutive of the global political economy.
She has a particular interest in the gender biases and assumptions that play out in state development strategies - especially within the context of debates around the rise of the regulatory state in Southeast Asia.
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Teaching and supervision
For the 2022/23 academic year Professor Elias is teaching PO241 Gender Matters in Politics and International Studies and PO9B4 East Asian Development: National and Regional Perspectives.
In previous years, Professor Elias has taught the following modules:
- PO353 Gender and Development
- PO998-20 The Politics of Development in Southeast Asia
- PO997-20 The Global Political Economy of the Household
For information about Juanita's PhD supervision click here
Professor in International Political Economy
Email: Juanita dot Elias at warwick dot ac dot uk
Tel:+44 (0)24765 73465
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October 2022: new publication with Shahnaz Akhter and Shirin M. Rai 'Being Cared for in the context of crisis: Austerity, COVID-19 and racialized politics' out open access in Social Politics.
May 2022: The I-PEEL text book co-authered by James Brassett, Juanita Elias, Lena Rethel and Ben Richardson is being published by Oxford University Press in early 2023. Details on the OUP website here
April 2022: The I-PEEL.org pedagogical resource is awarded the 2022 International Studies Association Online Media Caucus Award (Special Achievement in International Studies Online Media).
October 2021: Gender Politics and the Pursuit of Economic Competitiveness in Malaysia: Women on Board is now available in paperback here
September 2020: blog post written with Ben Richardson 'Teaching IPE online: thinking about "pandemic pedagogies" in the IPE classroom' published on the BISA website here
April 2020: New book Gender Politics and the Pursuit of Economic Competitiveness in Malaysia. Published in the Routledge RIPE series. More detail here.
August 2019: Institutional Links Project on which Elias was PI, shortlisted for the Newton Prize. More detail here.
April 2019: article with Lisa Tilley & Lena Rethel 'Urban Evictions public housing and the gendered rationalization of kampung life' in Asia Pacific Viewpoint. here
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