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

    6009 Perth


  • 42 Citations
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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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Research Output 2003 2019

The Means and Meanings of Carceral Mobility: US Deportation Trains and the Early-Twentieth Century Deportation Assemblage

Blue, E., 2019, Caging Borders and Carceral States: Incarcerations, Immigration Detentions, and Resistance. Chase, R. T. (ed.). Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, p. 93-124 31 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

Cognitive maps and spatial narratives: US deportation hearings and the imaginative cartographies of forced removal

Blue, E., 2018, The social work of narrative: human rights and the literary imaginary . Griffiths, G. & Mead, P. (eds.). United States: ibidem-Verlag, p. 263-278

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

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

3 Citations (Scopus)

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

Projects 2006 2018