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Postdoctoral research fellow, European University Institute

Dr Emma Kluge is a Max Weber Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the European University Institute. Her work sits at the intersection of Pacific History, decolonization and international history. Her forthcoming book focuses on the West Papuan campaign for independence at the United Nations in the 1960s.


  • 2021–present
    Postdoctoral research fellow, European University Institute
  • 2016–2020
    PhD Candidate, University of Sydney


  • 2021 
    University of Sydney, Doctor of Philosophy
  • 2015 
    University of Sydney, Bachelor of Arts (Hons I)
  • 2013 
    University of Adelaide, Bachelor of Arts


  • 2022
    A New Agenda for the Global South: West Papua, the UN and the Politics of Decolonisation, Humanity
  • 2019
    West Papua and the International History of Decolonization, 1961-69, International History Review

Professional Memberships

  • Australian Historical Association
  • Australian Association for Pacific Studies
  • Pacific History Association