Staff profile - Damien Kingsbury

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Prof Damien Kingsbury

Position: Personal Chair And Professor Of International Politics
role description
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Arts and Education
Department: SHSS Arts & Ed
Campus: Melbourne Burwood Campus
Phone: +61 3 924 46410 +61 3 924 46410



  • Master of Arts, Monash University, 1992
  • Master of Science, Columbia University, 1993
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Monash University, 1997


Asian Studies Association

Professional activities

twice Associate Head of School, A/Chair Academic Appeals Board, ARC reader, Balibo House Trust board, covenor Friends of Balibo, member Friends of Baucau.


Teaching Interests

Off-campus, AID734, AID735, Master of International and Community Development

Expertise summary

International politics,politics of development, security issues.

Student supervision

Several PhDs.

Conferences and seminars


Related Links

Damien Kingsbury's Deakin Speaking blog
Centre for Citizenship, Development and Human Rights


Research projects

Challenges to nation building in Timor-Leste, comparative separatist movements.

Research interests

South-East Asian/Indonesia/East Timor/Sri Lanka Politics, Political Development, the role of the military in politics, security and terrorism, post-colonial political structures and nation formation, assertions of self-determination, and civil and political rights.

In 2007 and 2012, Professor Kingsbury led the Australian NGO observer group to the East Timor presidential and parliamentary elections, following a similar task to the ballot on self-determination in 1999. In 2005, Professor Kingsbury was invited by the Crisis Management Initiative to advise the Free Aceh Movement in the Aceh peace talks being held in Helsinki. He has since advised a number of other regional organisations on methods of negotiating peaceful resolution to conflict.

Research grants

ARC Discovery (3)

Research groups

Centre for Citizenship, Development and Human Rights.

Research page

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