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I have joined Aston University in June 2006 having previously taught at Royal Holloway, the School of Oriental and African Studies and at the Universities of Reading, East Anglia and Magdeburg.

Research Interests

My research focuses on comparative regionalism with an emphasis on Europe and East Asia regional institution-building. Here, I am particularly interested in the impact of crises as critical junctures on drivers, spoilers and dissolvers of regional institutions.

I have also worked on the EU and China as normative actors in global climate change negotiations, regional responses to refugee crises in the Indian Ocean and the Mediterranean, the emergence of post-national actorness and interregionalism.  

Teaching Activity

Past Modules:

UG: Introduction to International Relations; International Relations: Theories and Issues; Inernational Political Economy; The International Relations of East Asia; East Asian Politics and Society

PG: International Relations Theories; The EU as a Global Actor; Globalisation, Regionalism and Global Governance; Comparative and International Political Economy; The EU and East Asia (Jean Monnet Module) 

Current Modules:

UG: International Relations Theories; International Political Economy; East Asian Politics and Society; International Relations of East Asia

PG: Europe and East Asia


  • Phd (2003, University of East Anglia)
  • MA in International Relations and Asia-Pacific Studies (1998, University of East Anglia)
  • Diplomkaufmann (1997, Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg)
  • Fellow of Higher Education Academy

Contact Details

Room:  NW 812
Phone:  0121 204 3755
Email: j.u.wunderlich@aston.ac.uk

Education/Academic qualification



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Research Output

ASEAN and the EU in times of crises: Critical junctures from the perspective of comparative regionalism

Wunderlich, U. & Gänzle, S., 27 Mar 2020, (Accepted/In press) Theorizing the Crises of the European Union. Brack, N. & Gurkan, S. (eds.). Routledge

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

  • European and East Asian Regionalism: Critical Junctures and Historical Turning Points

    Wunderlich, U., 30 Apr 2020, (Accepted/In press) Routledge. 296 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

  • Positioning as Normative Actors: China and the EU in Climate Change Negotiations

    Wunderlich, J-U., 1 Sep 2020, In : Journal of Common Market Studies. 58, 5, p. 1107-1123 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Regional actorness and interregional relations: ASEAN, the EU and Mercosur

    Mattheis, F. & Wunderlich, U., 2 Jun 2017, In : Journal of European Integration. 39, 6, p. 723-738 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • The normative dimension of regionalism and refugee policy in ASEAN and the EU

    Wunderlich, J. U., 15 Dec 2017, Region-Making and Cross-Border Cooperation: New Evidence from Four Continents. Nadalutti, E. & Kallscheuer, O. (eds.). 1 ed. London: Routledge, p. 126-147 21 p. (Routledge Global Cooperation Series).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)