Associate Professor Susie Protschky

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Institutional Affiliation: Deakin University, Contemporary Histories Research Group


Susie Protschky is an Australian Research Council Future Fellow at Deakin University (Melbourne, Australia). She specialises in colonial Indonesia, the Dutch empire, and cultural histories of photography. Her latest book, Photographic Subjects: Monarchy and Visual Culture in Colonial Indonesia (Manchester University Press, 2019), won the 2020 Royal Studies Journal (jointly) and the Asian Studies Association of Australia book prizes. Her work on monarchy and empire has been published in books edited by Robert Aldrich and Cindy McCreery in Manchester University Press’s ‘Studies in Imperialism’ Series (2016, 2018), Journal of Colonialism and Colonial HistoryIndonesia and the Malay World, and BMGN.

Current research projects on modern monarchy:

Forthcoming, current or recent research publications on modern monarchy:

“Chinese Indonesians and the Dutch monarchy” in Richard Lingner and Dominic Low (eds), Amek Gambar: Peranakans and Photography (Singapore: Peranakan Museum, 2020).

Photographic Subjects: Monarchy, Photography and the Making of Colonial Citizens (Manchester: Manchester University Press, ‘Studies in Imperialism’ Series, 2019).

‘Strained encounters: Royal Indonesian visits to the Dutch court in the early twentieth century’ in Robert Aldrich and Cindy McCreery (eds), Royals on Tour: Politics, Pageantry and Colonialism (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2018).


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