Alexander Davis


  • 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). 

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. 

External positions

Head, Australian Himalaya Research Network

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