Announcing 2024 HRC Internal Fellows

Announcing 2024 HRC Internal Fellows
L: Dr Ruth Morgan, 2024 RSSS-HRC Monograph Fellow. R: Dr Carly Schuster, 2024 RSHA-HRC Internal Fellow
Monday 17 June 2024

The Humanities Research Centre is delighted to announce the recipients of the 2024 RSHA-HRC Internal Fellowship and RSSS-HRC Monograph Fellowship.

Two fellows have been awarded one semester of teaching relief and a residential period in the research-rich environment of the ANU Humanities Research Centre.

This year’s round was highly competitive, and we would like to recognise the research excellence across CASS at all levels. 

RSHA-HRC Internal Fellowship

Dr Carly Schuster

Dr. Carly Schuster is an Associate Professor of economic anthropology in the School of Archaeology and Anthropology (RSHA). Her research tracks the ways global financial systems like subprime debt and disaster insurance become entangled with the everyday economic and social concerns of marginalised communities in the Global South, especially in Latin America. In addition to publishing widely in anthropology outlets and contributing to public debates about financialisation, Carly collaborates with illustrators in Paraguay to produce graphic ethnographies (i.e. anthropological comics).

While in residence at the HRC, Carly will be writing her next ethnography, Parametric Planet: transforming values at the dawn of climate insurance. The book charts the rise of weather derivatives and uncovers the cultural logics of their speculative investments in environmental future-making.

RSSS-HRC Monograph Fellowship

Dr Ruth Morgan

Dr Ruth Morgan is the Director of the Centre for Environmental History at the Australian National University. She has published extensively on the water and climate histories of Australia, the British Empire and the Indian Ocean world. She was a Lead Author on the Sixth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and her latest book is Climate Change and International History: Negotiating Science, Global Change and Environmental Justice (Bloomsbury, 2024).

At the Humanities Research Centre, Ruth will be working toward completing the manuscript of her ARC-supported book project, Australindia: An environmental history of empire. Focusing on the period between the Uprising of 1857 and the outbreak of the Great War in 1914, this book examines the uses of ecological means to achieve imperial ends in British India and the Australian colonies.

We look forward to working with our new Internal Fellows and to their contributions to the diverse and vibrant HRC community.

See past and present Internal Fellows listed here.



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