Alexander Davis

Dr Alexander Davis


School of Social Sciences

Faculty of Arts

I completed my PhD in late 2015, which focused on India's relationship with the English-speaking world. I have recently published on India-Australia relations, the role of the Australian media in its foreign policy and India's anti-racist diplomacy with Australia, Canada and South Africa. 

I am currently working on the psychological and racialized representations of Nehru byAnglosphere diplomats, the ways in which Indian archival practices shape the writing of its diplomatic history and the liberal imperialist origins of international relations theory. 

  • Journals

    Date Citation
    2016 Davis,AE, Thakur,V, 2016, Walking the thin line: India's anti-racist diplomatic practice in South Africa, Canada, and Australia, 1946-55, International History Review, 38, 5, 880-899 10.1080/07075332.2016.1144630
    2016 Davis,AE, Brookes,S, 2016, Australian foreign policy and news media: national identity and the sale of uranium to India and China, Australian Journal of Political Science, 51, 1, 51-67 10.1080/10361146.2015.1093093
    2015 Davis,AE, 2015, A shared history?: Postcolonial identity and India-Australia relations, 1947–1954, Pacific Affairs, 88, 4, 849-869 10.5509/2015884849
    2015 Chacko,P, Davis,AE, 2015, Myanmar and India: regimes of citizenship and the limits of geo-economic engagement, European Journal of East Asian Studies, 14, 1, 124-143 10.1163/15700615-01401010
    2015 Chacko,P, Davis,AE, 2015, The natural/neglected relationship: liberalism, identity and India-Australia relations, Pacific Review, Online Publ, 1, 1-25 10.1080/09512748.2015.1100665
    2014 Davis,AE, 2014, The identity politics of India-US nuclear engagement: problematising India as part of the Anglosphere, Journal of the Indian Ocean Region, 10, 1, 81-96 10.1080/19480881.2014.895483
    2013 Davis,AE, 2013, Rethinking Australia’s international past: identity, foreign policy and India in the Australian colonial imagination, Flinders Journal of History and Politics, 29, 70-96
  • Conference Papers

    Date Citation
    2013 Davis,A, 2013, India's ambivalent Anglosphere identity and the politics of international uranium sales, Australian Political Studies Association Annual Conference, Perth
    2013 Davis,A, Brookes,S, 2013, News media and foreign policy narrative: Australian identity and the sale of uranium to China and India, Australian Political Studies Association Annual Conference, Perth
    2012 Davis,A, 2012, Fear, security and the other: competing conceptions of India in the Australian colonial imagination, Australian Political Studies Association Conference, Tasmania

Course coordinator, POLIS2010: Non-State Actors and Transnational Politics

  • Position: Lecturer
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  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Napier Building
  • Room: 3 09
  • Org Unit: Politics and International Studies (POLIS)

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