Alexandra Ludewig

Professor, Dr habil. (Koblenz-Landau), MA & DPhil (LMU-Munich), PhD (Uni of Qld)

  • The University of Western Australia (M204), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Professor Alexandra Ludewig, Head of the School of Humanities at The University of Western Australia, is a scholar of German and European Studies. Her award-lecturing has recently been featured in a blog hosted by "learning inspired" (2024):
Her teaching and research focus on issues of identity and ‘Heimat’ and she has published extensively in both German and English on these topics. Among her recent publications are three monographs: Screening Nostalgia. 100 Years of German Heimat Film, published by Transcript Verlag in 2011, Born German. Re-Born in Western Australia by UWA Publishing in 2016, and War Time on Wadjemup. A Social History of the Rottnest Island Internment Camp by UWAP 2019. Her Festschrift, More than Gold and Honey, by UWAP 2021, was launched by WA's then Premier, Mark McGowan. In 2023 she co-authored the Routledge volume The Lives and Legacy of a Carceral Island: A Biographical History of Wadjemup/Rottnest Island together with Ann Curthoys and Shino Konishi. The book has since won the Margaret Medcalf Award and a WA History Council Award (Best Local History).

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 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Research expertise keywords

  • Contemporary German art and literature
  • Contemporary Europe
  • Contemporary European film
  • Contemporary German politics and society
  • German cinema
  • Germans and Australians at war
  • Ruhleben Internment Camp
  • Rottnest Island Internment Camp
  • Translation Theories and Practices
  • Remembrance Cultures
  • Performance and Theatre Studies


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