Associate Professor Susie Protschky joined the History Council of Victoria in June 2020, representing Monash University, and from July 2021 is an independent member of the Board.
Susie is an Australian Research Council Future Fellow and is part of the Contemporary Histories Research Group at Deakin University. Susie received her PhD in 2007, and worked in the History department at Monash University from 2010 to 2021. She researches on colonialism in Southeast Asia, especially Indonesia, with a special focus on visual culture and photography, and her current major project, funded by the Australian Research Council, is on ‘Disaster, human suffering and colonial photography’ in Indonesia (DP170100948). Her books include Images of the Tropics (Brill/KITLV Press, 2011) and Photographic Subjects (Manchester University Press, 2019), and the edited volumes Photography, Modernity and the Governed in Late-Colonial Indonesia (Amsterdam University Press, 2015) and (with Tom van den Berge) Modern Times in Southeast Asia, 1920s–1970s (Brill, 2018).