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Jeremy Martens

Dr, BA Natal, MA PhD Qu.

  • The University of Western Australia (M208), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Crawley


  • 59 Citations
  • 4 h-Index
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Personal profile


Jeremy completed his BA (Hons) at the University of Natal, South Africa and his MA and PhD at Queen's University at Kingston, Canada. He teaches global history; South African, African and British imperial history; and the history of race and racism. His research interests include the evolution of immigration restriction legislation in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, as well as race, gender and the law in nineteenth and twentieth century South Africa.

Future research

Forthcoming publications include "Serious Collisions: Settlers, Indigenous People, and Imperial Policy in Western Australia and Natal" (coauthored with Ann Curthoys) forthcoming in _Journal of Australian Colonial History_, 2013.


In addition to publishing widely on South African and British imperial history (see research profile below) in 2011 he completed a book, _Government House and Western Australian Society, 1829-2009_ (UWA Publishing, 2011), which was shortlisted for the 2011 WA Premier’s Book Awards (WA History) and received a Special Commendation, 2012 Margaret Medcalf Award.


  • Evolution of immigration restriction legislation in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa
  • Global history
  • History of race and racism
  • Race, gender and the law in nineteenth- and twentieth-century South Africa
  • South African, African and imperial history

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populism Earth & Environmental Sciences
Law Social Sciences
protest Social Sciences
history Social Sciences
rape Social Sciences
immigration Earth & Environmental Sciences
Southern Africa Social Sciences
legislation Earth & Environmental Sciences

Projects 2004 2017

Research Output 2001 2017

Chinese Labour in South Africa, 1902-10: Race, Violence, and Global Spectacle

Martens, J. 2017 In : Journal of Southern African Studies. 43, 5, p. 1106-1108 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

1 Citations
popular protest
resistance movement
political goal