David Matijasevich

Visiting Faculty

International Studies

David Matijasevich

Visiting Faculty

International Studies


BA, Honours (Political Science), McMaster University, Canada

MA (Political Science), York University, Canada

PhD (Political Science), Carleton University, Canada

Areas of Specialization

  • Comparative Politics (Southeast Asia)
  • Democratic Theory

David Matijasevich is a Lecturer in the School for International Studies at SFU. He completed his PhD from Ottawa’s Carleton University in 2015. During and after the completion of his PhD, David spent several years teaching and conducting research in Southeast Asia. His research and teaching interests include populism and anti-populism, regime change and persistence, and contentious politics. The politics of Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand have featured most prominently in his work.


Matijasevich, D. (2018). “Populist Hangover: Lessons from Southeast Asia,” Asian Journal of Comparative Politics. https://doi.org/10.1177/2057891118811953

Matijasevich, D. (2019). “A Return to the Political? Civil Society and Post-Politics in Authoritarian Regimes,” in Lam-Knott, S., Connolly, C., and Ho, K.C., Post-Politics and Civil Society in Asian Cities: Spaces of Depoliticisation. Routledge.

Matijasevich, D. (2019). Radical Democracy and its Limits. Palgrave Macmillan. http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-23014-2

Matijasevich, D. (Forthcoming). “Malaysia’s Democratic Moment vs. Singapore’s Status Quo,” in Williams, M., Politics of the Asia-Pacific: An Active Learning Textbook. University of Toronto Press.    


Future courses may be subject to change.