Dr Gavin Mount

Associate Head of School (Research Training)
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
UNSW Canberra Cyber

LOCATION

Building 28
Room 214

  • ABOUT

Primary areas of research have been on the theoretical and normative debates associated with the global politics of ethnic conflict and nationalism.  Publications have been primarily in this area:

Current research has been focused on non-traditional security issues as they relate to ethnopolitics. Examples of this research include:

In 2017, I assumed an Education Focused Role.  My education related research has included:

  • (with John Walker) 'Replicating Classroom Intimacy and Engagement Online', presented at the UNSW Learning and Teaching Forum Towards 2025: Inspiring Learning, Sydney, 31 - 31 October 2016, 
  • "Simulating World politics: Teaching as Research', presented at 12th Annual American Political Science Association (APSA) Teaching and Learning Conference: Innovations and Expectations for Teaching in the Digital Era, Washington D.C., 12 - 18 January 2015, 

Supervision areas (Ethnic Conflict, International Relations and Non-traditional security):

  • Thinking Grand strategy
  • Regional security in Afghanistan
  • Hindutva and Indian foreign policy
  • Securitisation of fishing
  • Climate change and Defence
  • Strategic impact of drones in the Indo-Pacific
  • Responsibility to rebuild
  • Climate wars debate
  • French intervention in Mali

Teaching:

  • Received a Rector's Commendation for Teaching Excellence in 2010. 
  • Courses taught at all levels in international relations and security studies.
  • Issues in Global Security course delivered to middle ranking officers at the Australian Command and Staff College (2005-2011).
  • Annual lecture on "climate change and defence" to senior miliotary at Australia Defence College (CDSS).
  • Current courses on ZHSS3417 Ethnic Conflict in World Politics, ZHSS2427 Politics of the Great Powers and ZGEN2215 Law, Force and Legitimacy

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