ABOUT

Tamas Wells is an academic at the University of Melbourne 

 

He writes on Southeast Asian politics and the role of international aid.

See his full list of publications here

His first book Narrating Democracy in Myanmar (Amsterdam University Press) was released in May 2021 and explores contested meanings of democracy amongst activists, democratic leaders and international aid workers in Myanmar,

His work has been published in a range of leading journals including Democratization, Journal of Contemporary Asia, Australian Journal of International Affairs, Public Management Review, and Asian Journal of Political Science.

Before entering academia he lived and worked in Myanmar for seven years. During this time he worked on public health and governance programs for several NGOs.