The Centre for Colonial and Settler Studies is made up of academics and postgraduate students at the University of Wollongong. We also welcome affiliates from Australia and overseas.


Dr Claire Lowrie

Claire’s research focuses on the history of colonialism, labour and the environment in tropical northern Australia and Southeast Asia. Her teaching specialisations include Australian and Southeast Asian history, global and transnational history, labour history, environmental history and the history of colonialism and imperialism. Prior to joining the University of Wollongong in 2013, she worked at the University of Sydney, the University of Newcastle (Australia) and the University of Auckland.