Dr Sally Percival Wood
Expertise: ASEAN, East Timor
Dr Sally Percival Wood is co-editor of The Australia-ASEAN Dialogue: Tracing 40 Years of Partnership (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014) with Boagang He and Our Place in the Asian Century: Southeast Asia as ‘The Third Way’ (Asialink, The Univesity of Melbourne, 2012) with Tony Milner. She is currently working on a monograph marking the 60th anniversary of Australia-Malaysia diplomatic engagement for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
Dr Sally Percival Wood is an Australia-Asia historian and Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellow. Her postdoctoral project is the study of the 40th Anniversary of Australia-ASEAN Dialogue Partnership. This represents an extension of her doctoral research on the Bandung Conference as it traces the post-war foreign policies of decolonising Asia and Australia and how these transitions continue to shape Australia’s relations with Asia. Sally also worked with Asialink at The University of Melbourne (2010-12) where she managed the Track Two Diplomacy program, and in 2014 gave public lectures in Vietnam, Cambodia and Brunei and Darussalam on the Australia-ASEAN Dialogue Partnership for the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade.
Also continuing her doctoral research, Sally is currently writing a history of Afro-Asian solidarity movements from 1900 to 1955. This project looks at the various Pan-African and Pan-Asian, and Afro-Asian, conferences in the first half of the twentieth century, the radial media generated by these movements, and how they interacted with anti-imperialism activists in Britain, Europe and the United States.