James Warren

Emeritus Professor James Warren

  • Post Nominals: FAHA
  • Fellow Type: Fellow
  • Elected to the Academy: 1996
  • Section(s): History, Asian Studies


James Warren is Professor of Southeast Asian Modern History at Murdoch University. He has held positions at the Australian National University, Yale University and as a Professorial Research Fellow at the Centre for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University, and the Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore. He is a member of the Asia Research Centre, Murdoch University and a Research Associate of the Indian Ocean World Centre, McGill University. He has been awarded grants by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council, the Australia Research Council, the Canadian Social Science and Humanities Research Council, and the Library of Congress.

In 2003, Professor Warren was awarded the Centenary Medal of Australia for Service to Australian Society and the Humanities in the study of Ethnohistory. In 2013, he received the Grant Goodman Prize in Historical Studies from the Association of Asian Studies in the United States. During his career has published eight books and over 90 referred book chapters and articles, in leading journals and publishing houses. He teaches units on the Southeast Asian Social History, researching and writing history in a trans-disciplinary context, and literature and social context.

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