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Erik Martinez Kuhonta named John H. McArthur Research Fellow

Published: 2 May 2024

Erik Martinez Kuhonta, Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at McGill, is the recipient of the John H. McArthur Research Fellowship for 2024-2025 in recognition of his outstanding scholarship.

Awarded by the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada (APF Canada), the Fellowship program recognizes exceptional scholars with a deep commitment to policy-relevant research and interest in shaping the future of Canada’s engagement with the Indo-Pacific region, with a special emphasis on South and Southeast Asia.

Kuhonta’s research is centred on comparative political development, state formation, democracy, political economy, religion, and comparative-historical analysis, with a regional focus on Southeast Asia. He has held visiting fellowships at Stanford University, the National University of Singapore, the East-West Center (Honolulu), and Kyoto University.

He is the author of The Institutional Imperative: The Politics of Equitable Development in Southeast Asia published by Stanford University Press in 2011, which was short-listed for the Canadian Political Science Association Prize in Comparative Politics. He is co-editor of Party System Institutionalization in Asia: Democracies, Autocracies, and the Shadow of the Past published by Cambridge University Press in 2015 and Southeast Asia in Political Science: Theory, Region, and Qualitative Analysis published by Stanford University Press in 2008.

The John H. McArthur Research Fellowship is dedicated to the memory and legacy of John H. MacArthur, a world-renowned business educator, Officer of the Order of Canada, Dean Emeritus at Harvard Business School, and former Chair of the APF Canada Board of Directors.

Learn more about the John H. McArthur Research Fellowship

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