Duncan McCargo


Columbia University

Duncan McCargo is best known for his agenda-setting writings on the politics of Thailand - though he has also lived in Cambodia, Japan and Singapore, and has published on Indonesia and Vietnam. A political science professor who teaches alternate semesters at Columbia University and the University of Leeds, he regularly both appears in the media and briefs policy-makers. McCargo's book Tearing Apart the Land: Islam and Legitimacy in Southern Thailand (Cornell 2008) won the inaugural Bernard Schwartz book prize from the Asia Society.