Awards

Every other year, the Association for Australian Studies awards an excellent thesis on an Australian topic written by an author either living in or being a citizen of Germany, Switzerland, or Austria.

Works (Ph.D., M.A., or Diploma theses) submitted in response to our call for proposals should not be older than three years and will be reviewed by a board of advisers which nominates one or more prize winners. Laureates are expected to present their projects either in a short talk on our biennial conferences or in an article for the Journal of Australian Studies. Following is a list of past award recipients.

2016 Stefanie Affeldt. Consuming Whiteness: Australian Racism and the 'White Sugar' Campaign. Ph.D. Thesis in Economics and Social Sciences, University of Hamburg, 2013.
  Roxana Leithold. Nachhaltige Siedlungsentwicklung als Verdichtungsprozess: Kleinräumige Analysen in der Wachstumsregion Brisbane, Australien. M.A. Thesis in Geography, University of Cologne, 2014.
  Daniel Rothenburg. Australischer High Modernism: Merkmale des Hydro-Electric-Engineering-Diskurses anhand des Hume-Staudamms. State Examination Thesis in History, University of Tübingen, 2015.
2014 Chrischona Schmidt. ‚I paint for everyone‘ – the making of Utopia art. Ph.D. Thesis, Australian National University, Canberra, 2012.
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2012 Fabian Sonnenburg, The Effects of Airport Development on Local Real Estate Markets: Quantitative and Qualitative Analyses for Brisbane, Australia. Diploma Thesis, University of Cologne, 2012.
  Mandy Kretzschmar, Narrating the Other: Cultural Constructions of the European in the Australian Press. A Qualitative Analysis of the 1920s and 1960s. Ph.D. Thesis, University of Leipzig and Macquarie University, Sydney, 2012.
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2010 Sibylle Kästner, Jagende Sammlerinnen und Sammelnde Jägerinnen in Gegenwart und Vergangenheit: Eine Studie über die Beschaffung tierischer Beute durch australische Aborigines-Frauen anhand ethnologischer und ethnohistorischer Quellen. Ph.D. Thesis, University of Tübingen, 2008.
  Maike Koschorrek, A Long Way to Reconciliation: Entwicklungen in der australischen Vergangenheitsbewältigung und Aussöhnungspolitik unter der Howard-Regierung 1996-2007 – Eine Diskursanalyse themenrelevanter Artikel des Bulletin. M.A. Thesis, University of Bremen, 2009.
2008 Ulrike Abend, Australia Talks Back – the Phenomenon of Talkback Radio. Diploma Thesis, University of Klagenfurt, 2008.
2006 Andreas Gaile, Rewriting History: Peter Cary's Fictional Biography of Australia. Ph.D. Thesis, University of Mainz, 2006.
  Melanie Fasche, Glocalization, Gentrification and Creative Business Services: a Case Study of Newtown Sydney. Diploma Thesis, University of Bonn, 2004.
  Claudio Kullmann, Die Einstellungen zur Monarchie in Australien und Neuseeland im Vergleich [The Attitudes Towards the Monarchy in Australia and New Zealand Compared]. M.A. Thesis, University of Marburg, 2006.
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2004 Christof Pforr, Tourism Public Policy in the Northern Territory of Australia – A Process Facilitating Sustainability? [A Case Study of the Northern Territory Tourism Development Master Plan]. Ph.D. Thesis, Northern Territory University, Darwin, 2003.
2002 Anke Schüttemeyer, Verdichtete Siedlungsstrukturen in Sydney – Lösungsansätze für eine nachhaltige Stadtentwicklung [Compact Urban Form  Aspects of Sustainable Urban Development in Sydney]. Ph.D. Thesis, University of Bonn, 2002.
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2000 Margret Carstens, Indigene Land- und Selbstbestimmungsrechte in Australien und Kanada unter besonderer Berücksichtigung des internationalen Rechts [From Native Title to Self-Determination? Indigenous Rights in Australia and Canada. A Legal Comparison]. Ph.D. Thesis, University of Bremen, 1999.
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