28 June 2023
Announcing the Menzies Visiting Fellow and 2023 Gunter Scholars
The Menzies Australia Institute welcomed Dr Aditya Balasubramanian as the institute's first Visiting Fellow with Australia National University, and excited to award three Gunter travel bursaries in 2023.
In April, the Institute welcomed Dr Aditya Balasubramanian as the first Australian National University (ANU) and Menzies Australia Institute Visiting Fellow.
Dr Balasubramanian is Senior Lecturer in History at ANU. He is the author of Toward a Free Economy: Swatantra and Opposition Politics in Democratic India (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2023).
During his time as a Menzies Fellow, he has been working on eucalyptus planting since the 1950s in India, a transnational effort involving FAO expertise, Australian forester consultants and seeds, and Indian developmental plans.
Our 2023 Gunter Scholars
The Richard Gunter Scholarships are travel bursaries awarded annually to facilitate Australia-focused research. They are funded through the generous support of the Estate of Richard Gunter.
The Menzies Australia Institute was proud to award three Gunter travel bursaries in 2023. The inaugural winners of the scholarships are:
Ed is a PhD student enrolled in Defence Studies at King’s College London.
He is working on the legacies of World War II in the Pacific, and will use the scholarship to conduct fieldwork in Australia, Fiji, Kiribati and Nauru.
Matt is a PhD student enrolled in History at King’s College London.
His thesis examines Indigenous and settler mobility in colonial Victoria and New Zealand. Matt will use the scholarship to conduct archival research in Melbourne, Canberra and Wellington.
David is completing a PhD in History at the University of Bristol.
He is researching the European colonisation of Australia with a particular focus on the question and practice of treaty. He will use the scholarship to conduct London-based research based at the Menzies Australia Institute.