Australian Government and Politics

Deliberative democracy and political theory, environmental politics, liberalism, politics of race, Australia’s defence and foreign policies and the politicisation of history in Australia-Asia relations.

Faculty Research Focus

  • Australian politics from the perspective of deliberative democracy
  • Australian politics and society
  • Australia's defence and foreign policies

Current Projects

  • The Enigmatic Mr Deakin
  • Unlocking Australia's Chinese archive: the political organisation and social experience of the Chinese Australian community, 1909-1939
  • An international history of Australian democracy: the impact of Australian innovation overseas and of international human rights in Australia
  • The global opponents of universal human rights, 1946-2006

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Research Interests

The College will consider any research topic that interests potential PhD students; however, students will benefit from researching in areas that align with the College’s strengths. Please contact us to discuss your PhD topic.

Alternatively you may contact one of our academics below to discuss your area of interest.