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Monash University
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History of colonialism Imperial history Southeast Asian history Indonesian history Natural disaster Violence and conflict History of photography Visual culture
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About Me

Dr Susie Protschky is an historian of colonialism and visual culture. Her research examines the forms of knowledge that photography has historically generated about natural disaster, violence and conflict. She specialises in modern Indonesia, with a broader focus on Southeast Asia.

She commences a prestigious Australian Research Council Future Fellowship at Deakin University in June 2021, on Decolonisation and Photography in Southeast Asia.

She also recently held an Australian Research Council Discovery Grant for the project Disaster, Human Suffering and Colonial Photography.

She is the author of two books, including the prize-winning Photographic Subjects: Monarchy and Visual Culture in Colonial Indonesia (Manchester University Press, 2019) won the Australian Association for Asian Studies Mid-Career Book Prize and the Royal Studies Journal Book Prize. She has also edited two books, and published 30 essays in academic journals and books. See her staff webpage for details:

Susie is available for comment and opinion on her areas of expertise.



Recent Publications
Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
Expertise by Chronology
Expertise by Topic
Colonialism, Environment, Gender