Honorary Associate Professor: Dr. Courtney J. Fung is Associate Professor in the Department of Security Studies & Criminology at Macquarie University. She is concurrently an associate-in-research at the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University and an associate fellow in the Asia-Pacific Programme at Chatham House. She was previously an associate professor with tenure in the Department of Politics and Public Administration at the University of Hong Kong. Prior positions include research fellowships with the East Asia Institute in their Program on Peace, Governance, and Development in East Asia; a post-doctoral research fellowship with the now Columbia-Harvard China and the World Program, based at the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Harvard University, and pre-doctoral research fellowships with the International Security Program at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard University, and with the Global Peace Operations Program at the Center on International Cooperation, New York University. In addition to these fellowships, her research has thrice been supported by the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong and the Konosuke Matushita Memorial Foundation.
Dr. Fung's book, China and Intervention at the UN Security Council: Reconciling Status (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019) explains the effects of status on China's varied response to intervention and foreign-imposed regime change at the United Nations. Her book was shortlisted for the BISA LHM Ling Outstanding First Book Prize and received the 2019 - 2020 HKU Research Output Prize for the Faculty of Social Sciences. Her work appears or is forthcoming in Cooperation and Conflict, Global Governance, International Affairs, Journal of Global Security Studies, PS: Political Science & Politics, The China Quarterly, Third World Quarterly, International Relations of the Asia-Pacific, and International Peacekeeping.
Dr. Fung holds a PhD in International Relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, where she was awarded the Peter Ackerman Dissertation Prize for her doctoral thesis. She also holds an M.A. in Security Policy Studies from the George Washington University, and a B.Sc. (Hons) in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Dr. Fung is also a graduate of the Middlebury College Chinese Summer Language School, where she was a Kathryn Davis fellow. Additional training includes the Institute for Qualitative and Multi-Methods Research, Syracuse University and the Graduate Institute for Teaching, Tufts University.
Dr. Fung is a 2016 recipient of the HKU Early Career Teaching Award. She serves as an associate editor for Contemporary Security Policy and Australian Journal of International Affairs and is a member of the Board of Advisors of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.