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Alexander E Davis is a lecturer in International Relations at The University of Western Australia. He has an MA in History from the University of Tasmania, and a PhD in International Studies from the University of Adelaide. After graduating from his PhD, he held research postdocs at the University of Johannesburg and La Trobe University in Melbourne. 

Alex's research looks at international relations from historical, critical and postcolonial perspectives, particularly in South Asia. He is the author of the research monograph India and the Anglosphere: Race, Identity and Hierarchy in International Relations. He is also lead author of a forthcoming disciplinary history of IR in the white settler colonies and India, with Vineet Thakur and Peter Vale (Pluto Press, 2020). 

His current research focuses on colonial legacies in India's borderlands, particularly the Indian Ocean and the Himalaya.

He is head of the Australian Himalaya Research Network, and a foundation member of the network New International Histories of South Asia. 

He tweets at @DrAlexEDavis. 

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Research Output 2013 2020

Constructing an “Iron” Unity: The Statue of Unity and India’s Nationalist Historiography

Davis, A. & Gamble, R., 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Australian Journal of Politics & History.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Melting Opportunities: Managing climate change and conflict in the Himalaya

Davis, A., Gamble, R., Gupta, S., Dutta, A. & Roche, G., 2020, The La Trobe Asia Brief, 3 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationSpecial issue

The Imperial Discipline: Race and the Making of International Relations

Davis, A., Thakur, V. & Vale, P., 2020, (Accepted/In press) Pluto Press.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Comrades against imperialism: Nehru, India and interwar internationalism, by Michele L. Louro

Davis, A. E., 3 Apr 2019, In : Asian Studies Review. 43, 2, p. 353-354 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review