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Alessandro Antonello

Senior Research Fellow in History, Flinders University

Alessandro Antonello is a senior research fellow in history at Flinders University in Adelaide. He is an environmental historian working on questions of international environmental protection, knowledge, policy, and geopolitics in the second half of the twentieth century, currently concentrating on the world ocean and Antarctica. He completed his PhD at the Australian National University in 2014 and has previously held research positions at the University of Oregon and the University of Melbourne. His first book, The Greening of Antarctica: Assembling an International Environment, was published by Oxford University Press in 2019. He has published in leading journals, including Environmental History and Environmental Humanities.


  • 2020–present
    Senior Research Fellow, Flinders University
  • 2016–2019
    McKenzie Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Melbourne
  • 2019–2019
    ARC Research Fellow, University of Melbourne
  • 2014–2016
    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Oregon


  • 2014 
    Australian National University, PhD in History

Grants and Contracts

  • 2019
    An international environmental history of the ‘World Ocean’, 1950s-2000s
    Funding Source:
    Australian Research Council

Professional Memberships

  • Australian Historical Association
  • American Society for Environmental History

Research Areas

  • Historical Studies (2103)