History and historiography of Southeast Asia (particularly Laos and other mainland countries) (Cultural History, Political History, Gender, Masculinity, Sport, Socialism, Post-Socialism)
Dr Simon Creak (Senior Lecturer in Southeast Asian History) is a historian of modern Southeast Asia, particularly Laos, with interests in cultural, intellectual and political history. His current project is a history of the South East Asia Peninsular/Southeast Asian Games, founded in 1959 in the context of decolonisation and the Cold War. As part of this project, he is also involved in collaborations on sport and masculinity in Southeast Asia, sport and transnational community in Southeast Asia, and the international history of sport in the Cold War. In addition, he continues to work and publish on the history and politics of Laos, with particular emphasis on culture, politics, gender, nationalism, revolution, socialism and post-socialism.