Dr Alison Broinowski

College of Asia & the Pacific
T: 61 2 93323784, 0422608580

Areas of expertise

  • International Relations 160607
  • Postcolonial Studies 200211
  • Race And Ethnic Relations 160803
  • Australian Government And Politics 160601
  • Historical Studies 2103
  • Performing Arts And Creative Writing 1904
  • Cultural Studies 2002
  • Other Studies In Creative Arts And Writing 1999
  • Asian Cultural Studies 200202
  • Literary Studies 2005
  • Multicultural, Intercultural And Cross Cultural Studies 200209
  • Literature In Japanese 200518

Research interests

Australia - Asia relations

Australia and the United Nations

Asian Australian fiction

New journalism, WikiLeaks and News Corporation

Public and cultural diplomacy


Dr Alison Broinowski, formerly an Australian diplomat, has written and edited eleven books about the interface between Australia and Asia and Australia’s role in world affairs. She is a Visiting Fellow at ANU and UNSW, and a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Wollongong, where she collaborated in an ARC-funded project on Asian Australian fiction, the results of which appear as a set of ten papers in Antipodes in June 2011. Her most recent book, Allied and Addicted (Scribe, 2007) challenges the value of the Australian-American alliance. Her last overseas assignment was in the Australian Mission to the UN in 1989-90, and in 2005 she co-published with James Wilkinson The Third Try: Can the UN Work? She is currently developing a research project on public and cultural diplomacy.


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