- Globalization-security interconnections with reference to semiconductors
- Theory and practice of sovereignty
- Chinese foreign policy
- Taiwan-China relations
Problematic sovereignty on China's peripheral regions: Monique’s current research project draws insights from the works by Stephen D. Krasner to explore China’s sovereignty challenges in its peripheral regions. In June 2014, she won a research grant of €19, 315 for this proposed research undertaking from the Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange. In December 2014, she won the University of Southampton Annual Adventures in Research Award 2015 of GBP 9,980 to support her ongoing field trips for the research undertaking. In 2017, the CCK Foundation granted her €46,000 to support the next stage of her ongoing research project. This study will lead to several journal articles and a research monograph.