Visiting Fellows

The ICS is honoured each year to receive visits by a number of exceptional scholars who are working in fields of fundamental interest to the Institute. If you would like to be considered for appointment as an honorary visiting Professor or Fellow, please submit an expression of interest to an ICS Member who may be able to act as your host.

Below is a list of some of the distinguished visitors that ICS has welcomed. Please note the list is not exhaustive and fellows may have visited multiple times or across multiple years.


Brent Elder
Rowan University,  College of Education New Jersey, USA
Galina Kallio
University of Helsinki, Finland
Gökçen Karanfil
Izmir University of Economics, Türkiye
Jimena Cruz Mamani - PhD Student
Universidad Catolica del Norte, Chile
Kathleen Mee
Newcastle University, NSW, Australia
Line Melbøe
Arctic University of Norway
Michael Schwartz
Syracuse  University, New York, USA
Pryor Placino
Stephanie Niu
Stanford University, California, USA
Victoria Nuviala
Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina
Xuan Thuy Nguyen
Carlton University, Guelph, Canada
Zhongzhi He - PhD Student
City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong

“I came to ICS to learn from other cross-disciplinary researchers working in the humanities with a focus on action-oriented research. My work on Christmas Island’s labour and immigration history draws on a variety of techniques across history, anthropology, and art, and I’ve been lucky to connect with some brilliant colleagues who similarly wield multiple modes of inquiry to deliver outcomes in a problem space they care deeply about, ranging from community zine-making on Norfolk Island to studies of Antarctic architecture. Not being from a traditional social sciences background myself, I’m deeply grateful to ICS for providing such a welcoming home for interdisciplinary scholarship and for expanding my ideas of what a scholar can be and do.”

Stephanie Niu (Fulbright scholar and visiting fellow 2023)



David Sweeting
City of Melbourne
Erin Taylor
Finthropology, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Gabriele Morelli
University of Milan-Bicocca, Italy
Kelen Katia
Federal University of Grande Dourados, UFGD, Brazil
Sherri Hope Culver
Temple University, Philadelphia, USA
UNESCO MIL (Media & Information Literacy) Alliance
Una  Corbett
Harvard University, USA
Xuan Thuy Nguyen
Carlton University, Ottawa, Canada

2020 - 2021

Anna Karlsson
University of Bergen, Norway
Anna Larson
University of Adelaide,  Adelaide
Annick Thomassin
Australian National University (ANU)
Carmen  Quint - Masters Student
Radboud University, The Netherlands
Christian Anderson
University of Washington, Bothell, USA
Deidre Howard-Wagner
Australian National University (ANU), Canberra
Ina-Maria  Jansson - PhD Student
Uppsala University, Sweden
Kate  Rich -  PhD Student
University of the West of England, UK
Lauren Santos Steffen
Federal University of Santa Maria (UFSM), Santa Maria, Brazil
luke gaspard
RMIT University, Melbourne
Manas Murthy
University of Oregon, USA
Nanako Nakamura
Wageningen University, The Netherlands
Radhika Moral - PhD Student
Brown University, Rhode Island, USA

The Institute welcomes visiting researchers (including HDR Students) who have a relevant track record of active research or engaged practice.  While financial support is not available, the ICS is able to provide a rewarding collegial working environment along with a workstation and access to Western’s Library and IT facilities.