Anna Hayes is a Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations in the College of Arts, Society and Education at James Cook University. Her research examines non-traditional threats to security, largely within the People’s Republic of China. She has published on the human insecurity experienced by Uyghurs in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region as well as the transnational diasporic identity of the Uyghur-Australian community. Recent research examines the Belt and Road Initiative and Xinjiang's location within the Belt and Road, particularly the rapid modernisation of Kashgar. 

  • PL1001: The Political World: An Introduction to Political Science (Level 1; CNS)
  • PL2006: Political Communication in the Global Environment (Level 2; TSV)
  • PL2110: Government and Politics in Developing Areas (Level 2; CNS & TSV)
  • PL2153: International Politics and Foreign Relations (Level 2; CNS & TSV)
  • PL3003: Democracy and the State (Level 3; TSV)
  • PL3250: Australia and World Politics (Level 3; CNS & TSV)
  • PL4002: Theory and Method in Political Science (Level 4; CNS & TSV)
  • PL5110: Shifting Geopolitical Environments in Emerging States (Level 5; CNS & TSV)
  • PL5153: Politics and Foreign Relations (Level 5; CNS & TSV)
  • Human (in)security; HIV/AIDS as a non-traditional threat to security; Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region; Diaspora politics; Belt and Road Initiative
  • 2006 to 2014 - Senior Lecturer International Relations, University of Southern Queensland (Toowoomba)
Research Disciplines
Socio-Economic Objectives
  • 2011 - USQ Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning

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ResearchOnline@JCU stores 20+ research outputs authored by Dr Anna Hayes from 2005 onwards.


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These Higher Degree Research projects are either current or by students who have completed their studies within the past 5 years at JCU. Linked titles show theses available within ResearchOnline@JCU.

  • The Deep North and the Near North: The Relationship Between North Queensland and Japan, 1894-1991 (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • A Sociological Exploration of the Digital Nomad Lifestyle and its Influence on how we will Work in Future (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • Medical Pluralism in Public Health in Australia (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • An Indigenous Interpretive Research Inquiry into Torres Strait Regional Autonomy (PhD , Secondary Advisor)

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