Ethan Blue

Dr, BA Virginia, MA PhD UT Austin

  • The University of Western Australia (M208), 35 Stirling Highway, Room 2.08, Arts Building, Perth campus

    6009 Crawley


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Funding overview

• 2016 UWA Near Miss Central Grant scheme, $34,000AUD.

• 2015 UWA Internal Teaching Relief Scheme. $19,903AUD.

• Lead investigator, ‘Histories and legacies of deportation across the Pacific,’ USAsia Centre Seed Funding Grant, 2014. $10,000AUD.

• Residential Research Fellow, Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies, University of Michigan. January – May 2012. Associated travel grant: $5000 USD

• Australia Learning and Teaching Council Team award recipient to investigate “Engineering and Social Justice,” Team coordinated by Winthrop Professor Caroline Baillie, 2010-2011. Total grant: $213,000.

• Chief Investigator, “Comparative Wests: Peripheral Regions in Settler Colonial Societies,” Total Grant $31,000: $15,000 ISL-HCA Linkage Grant from the Australian Academy for the Humanities, 2010. $13,000 matching funds from UWA, $3000 from United States Studies Centre at Sydney University.

• Australian Academy of the Humanities Traveling Fellowship, 2010 ($4000).

• Australian Academy of the Humanities Publication Subsidy ($3000).

• Littleton-Griswold Research Grant, from the American Historical Association, 2006-2007, Sole Investigator ($1000 USD).

• University of Western Australia Research Development Grant, 2006, Sole Investigator ($26,500 AUD).


United States History; History of Punishment; Immigration History; Ethnic Studies; Cultural History; Labor/Working Class History; Critical Theory; Gender and Masculinities; US-Mexico Borderlands; Deportation; Comparative Wests; Technology; Settler Colonialisms, Spatial History; Deaths in Custody.




  • United States history
  • Comparative racial formations
  • Crime, punishment and political economy
  • Law and society
  • Critical prison studies
  • Cultural history
  • Critical social theory
  • Gender and masculinities
  • Medicine, history of
  • Immigration and deportation
  • Working class social and cultural history
  • Digital humanities
  • Spatial history
  • Comparative colonialisms
  • Comparative 'Wests'
  • Mobilities

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Projects 2006 2018

Research Output 2003 2017

From lynch mobs to the deportation state

Blue, E. 12 Oct 2017 In : Law, Culture and the Humanities. p. 1-24 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Seeing Ms. Dhu: Inquest, conquest, and (in)visibility in black women's deaths in custody

Blue, E. V. 2017 In : Settler Colonial Studies. 7, 3, p. 299-320 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Images of Light Graffiti Projections

Blue, E. 2016

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National Vitality, Migrant Abjection, and Coercive Mobility: The Biopolitical History of American Deportation

Blue, E. 2015 In : POS. 48, 3, p. 268-269

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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