Staff profile - Nicholas Henry

Dr Nicholas Henry

Position: Visitor
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Arts and Education
Department: SHSS Arts & Ed
Campus: Melbourne Burwood Campus
Phone: +61 3 925 17156 +61 3 925 17156


Subjects and units currently teaching

In Trimester 2, 2013, I am teaching AIR243: Order and Justice in World Politics, and co-teaching AIR707: Global Governance.

In Trimester 1, 2014, I am teaching AIR205: The RIse of China.

Expertise categories

Conferences and seminars

Oceanic Conference on International Studies (OCIS), Sydney, July 2012. Paper presented: ‘Rebels and Renegades: Norm Innovation, Adaptation and Resistance in Burma’s Democracy Movement.'

New Zealand Political Science Association Annual Conference, Waikato University, January 2011. Panel Convenor and Chair: ‘Solidarity Across Borders: People-to-People International Relations’. Paper presented: ‘Not in Circumstances of Their Choosing: People-to-People Networks Under Repressive Regimes’.

International Studies Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, February 2010. Panel Convenor: ‘The New Politics of International Protest’. Paper presented: 'Difference and Repetition in the Politics of International Resistance’.

International Studies Association Annual Conference, New York, February 2009. Papers presented: ‘Dodging the Rogue: International Engagement with Non-State Actors under Authoritarian Regimes’ and ‘What Took You So Long? The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.’

Pan European Conference on International Relations (PECIR) of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR), Turin, October 2007. Paper presented: ‘A Civil War? Political violence and non-violence in a democracy movement’, paper presentation.'

Oceanic Conference on International Studies (OCIS), Melbourne, July 2006. Refereed paper presented: ‘Global civil society and the contemporary international standard of civilisation.’


Awards and prizes

2011 Sir Desmond Todd Prize for most outstanding MA or PhD in Political Science and International Relations at Victoria University of Wellington, NZ.


Research interests

My research focuses on the role of non-state actors in international politics, including transnational activism and protest movements. My current research is on political change in Myanmar and the contested politics of borders in the Asia-Pacific region.

Research grants

2011: Commissioned to provide case study on Participation of Women in Karen Community Organisations in Myanmar/Thailand for International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA:  €5000 commission fee, plus €2500 research expenses. 



Henry, N. (forthcoming): 'Agents of Change: Trade Unions in Myanmar'. Everyday International Political Economy in South-East Asia (edited by Lena Rethel and Juanita Elias). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 

Henry, N. (forthcoming, 2013): ‘A Place on the Platform: Participation of Women in Karen Community Organisations’. Journeys from Exclusion to Inclusion: Marginalized women’s successes in overcoming political exclusion. Stockholm: International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA).

Henry, N. (2011) ‘Civil Society Amid Civil War: Political Violence and Non-Violence in the Burmese Democracy Movement’, Global Society 25(1).

Henry, N. (2010) ‘Politics Beyond the State: Europe as Empire and as Civilisation’. Comparative European Politics 8(2).

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