Category: ASAA prizes

ASAA prizes, Timor-Leste

Gendered Narratives of Development and Modernity from Indonesian-Occupied East Timor

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Dr Hannah Loney was awarded the 2017 ASAA Postdoctoral Fellowship, here she tells us more about her work on East Timor. Can you tell us a bit about your research? What’s the problem it explores? As part of my ASAA Postdoctoral Fellowship, I am developing a short piece on violence, biopolitics, and regimes of the […]

ASAA prizes, Asian development, India, South Asia Studies

Children’s Stories and Development in India – ASAA thesis prize winner

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Dr Annie McCarthy was awarded the 2017 John Legge Prize for best thesis in Asian Studies, here she tells us about her work. Can you tell us a bit about your thesis. What’s the problem it explores and what did you find? My thesis ethnographically explored the relationship between children and the development industry, particularly […]

ASAA prizes, Indonesia, Southeast Asia

Countering violent extremism in Indonesia – ASAA prize winner

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Dr Ian Chalmers was awarded the 2017 Wang Gungwu Prize for the best article in Asian Studies Review. You can read the full article for free, and here he gives us an inside account of his research. Please tell us a little about your research and this article.  What is the problem that it explores […]

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Study of war memory wins ASAA prize

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The annual Wang Gungwu Prize for the best article published in Asian Studies Review (ASR) in 2014 has been won by Dr Karl Gustafsson, Research Fellow in the Swedish Institute of International Affairs, Stockholm. The selection committee awarded the prize to Dr Gustafsson for his article, ‘Memory politics and ontological security in Sino–Japanese Relations’, which […]

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Joint winners  for 2014 ASAA Thesis Prize

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A Murdoch University PhD student who spent four months covertly employed by a construction firm as part of his research, and a specialist in the history of activism, social movements and the Indonesian left are the 2014 joint winners of the ASAA’s prestigious Thesis Prize for the best Asian Studies doctoral thesis written in Australia. […]

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Social anthropologist wins inaugural ASAA fellowship

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A social anthropologist with a special interest in the relationship between medicine and sociopolitical change, especially in Indonesia, has been awarded the inaugural ASAA Postdoctoral Fellowship. Dr Catherine Smith (pictured) graduated with a PhD from the Australian National University (ANU) in 2012, with a thesis titled ‘War, Medicine and Morality in Aceh: An Ethnography of […]