Current Work

Lee Morgenbesser is a lecturer with the School of Government and International Relations at Griffith University and recipient of a Discovery Early Career Research Award from the Australian Research Council (2018-2020). His research examines authoritarian regimes, democratization, dictators, flawed elections and Southeast Asian politics (particularly in Cambodia, Myanmar and Singapore).

His opinion has been sought by 7:30 Report, ABC News, Asia Times, BBC News, Freedom House, National Endowment for Democracy, Nikkei Asian Review, Reuters, Sky News, South China Morning Post, The Conversation, The Diplomat, The Guardian, The Monkey Cage, The Washington Post, Time Magazine and Voice of America.

More information can be found here: www.leemorgenbesser.com


Expertise Keywords

  • Authoritarianism
  • Democratization
  • Dictators
  • Flawed Elections
  • Southeast Asian Politics

Country Affiliations

  • Cambodia
  • Myanmar [Burma]
  • Singapore

Research Publications and Outputs

Recent Publications

Publications: 10 (Other: 10)

Funded Griffith Research

Engagement and Impact

Learning and Teaching

Current and Past Courses

  • Way of the Dictator (3017GIR)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • Way of the Dictator (3017GIR)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2017.

Research by Higher Degree Supervision or Scholarship


Awards and Honours

  • Discovery Early Career Research Award, Australian Research Council 2018 -