Michael Leach is Professor in Politics and International Relations. He teaches in Comparative Politics and the Politics of the Pacific. His research interests include nation-building in the Asia-Pacific, the politics of Timor-Leste, and comparative immigration and asylum policy. Michael is also an Australian legal practitioner, and officer of the Supreme Court of Victoria. He has previously taught in politics at Deakin University, at the University of Queensland, and South Thames College in London. His latest authored book is Nation-Building and National Identity in Timor-Leste (2017), and his most recent op-ed is Out of turmoil, a new majority in Timor-Leste’s parliament (2020).
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