• The University of Western Australia (M257), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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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 The Imperial Discipline: Race and the founding of International Relations, with Vineet Thakur and Peter Vale (Pluto Press, 2020). 

I am currently writing a book on geopolitics and ecology in the Himalaya, titled The Geopolitics of Melting Mountains: An International Political Ecology of the Himalaya (Palgrave, 2022). 

His primary research focus at the on geopolitics and ecology in the Himalaya. He has secondary research interests in: the Indian diaspora in India-Australia relations and the possibility of decolonising Australia's international relations.

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. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

External positions

Non-Resident Fellow, National University of Singapore

1 Jan 202131 Dec 2022

Head, Australian Himalaya Research Network

1 Nov 2019 → …


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