Dr Binoy Kampmark is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies, teaching within the Bachelor of Social Science (Legal and Dispute Studies) program.
Binoy’s research and teaching interests lie in the intersections of law, international relations and history. Much of his research and teaching involves the examination of conflict, diplomacy, and the various crises confronting international society including refugees, terrorism, ‘rogue’ states and undocumented citizens.
Binoy has written extensively in both refereed journals and more popular media on his research interest topics of the institution of war, diplomacy, international relations, 20th century history and law.
The quality of his research has been acknowledged in awards made by the US-based International Association for the Study of Forced Migration and Limina, journal of the History Department of the University of Western Australia.
Binoy is available for media interviews and comments as an expert on international and national security, terrorism, the war on terror and politics.
He has been interviewed for National Public Radio in the United States, Radio National in Australia, and radio stations in South Africa. He is also a regular contributor to online publications including The Conversation, Eureka Street, CounterPunch (US) and Scoop (NZ).
Binoy was also commissioned by the UK History Channel in December 2007 to January 2008 to write package descriptions for the American Civil War, and in March 2006 to write a package on World War II: The War in the West, 1943-1945.
Accomplishments and achievements
- 2013 – Academic Media Star of the Year, RMIT University, Melbourne (for public presence, media commentary on day’s issues)
- 2012 – Academic Media Star of the Year, RMIT University, Melbourne (for public presence, media commentary on day’s issues)
- 2011 – Academic Media Star of the Year, RMIT University, Melbourne (for public presence, media commentary on day’s issues)
- 2010 – Academic Media Star of the Year, RMIT University, Melbourne (for public presence, media commentary on day’s issues)
- 2007 – Lisa Gilad Prize from the International Association for the Study of Forced Migration for best article by a young scholar in the field of migration studies, Journal of Refugee Studies (Oxford)
- 2005 – Iain Brash Prize for best article in Limina, History Department, University of Western Australia
- 2005 – Fellow of the Cambridge Commonwealth Trust
- 2004-2005 – Corfield Scholarship, Selwyn College, Cambridge
- 2004 – Winner of the United Kingdom Commonwealth Scholarship
- 2002 – Australian Postgraduate Award
- 2001 – University medallist at the University of Queensland
- 2001 – Warden’s Medal for Academic Excellence, St. John’s College, University of Queensland
- 2009: $3000 RMIT early research grant
- 2005-2006: Worts Travel Funds, Old Schools, University of Cambridge
- 2005-2006: Prince Consort and Thirwall Fund, History Faculty, University of Cambridge
- 2005: John Plumb Charitable Trust, University of Cambridge
Binoy teaches core legal courses within the Bachelor of Social Science (Legal and Dispute Studies) program.
Currently Binoy is finishing a manuscript for publication on the evolution of the rogue state in American political debate. He is also engaged in a project on the origins of neoconservatism in the United States, notably in attitudes to international institutions and law.
- PhD, Cambridge
- MPhil, UQ
Binoy holds a PhD in history from the University of Cambridge. He also holds a Masters degree in history and honours degrees in Arts and Law from the University of Queensland.
Binoy is a member of the Australian Institute of International Affairs, the American Historical Association and the British Association for American Studies.
- Kampmark, B. (2015). To Find or be Forgotten: Global Tensions on the Right to Erasure and Internet Governance In: Journal of Global Faultlines, 2, 1 - 18
- Kampmark, B. (2015). Apologists for power: The Yoo Brief, executive power and the state of exception In: Australian Journal of Politics and History, 61, 82 - 99
- Kampmark, B. (2015). Humanitarian intervention after Iraq: the politics of protection and rescue In: The Legacy of Iraq: From the 2003 War to the 'Islamic State', Edinburgh University Press, United Kingdom
- Kampmark, B. (2015). Patriotism, weapons fetishism and accountability: an examination of the U.S. UAV program In: Fast Capitalism, 12, 1 - 21
- Kampmark, B. (2014). Libya and the Qaddafi regime: The quandary of humanitarian intervention In: Addressing Integration and Exclusion: Democracy, Human Rights and Humanitarian Intervention, Athens Institute for Education and Research, Athens, Greece
- Kampmark, B. (2014). Restraining the surveillance state: A global right to privacy In: Journal of Global Faultlines, 2, 1 - 15
- Kampmark, B. (2014). Citizens' war crimes' tribunals In: Social Alternatives, 33, 5 - 10
- Kampmark, B. (2013). Victims and executioners : American political discourses on the Holocaust from liberation to Bitburg, Nova Science Publisher's, Hauppauge, New York, United States
- Kampmark, B. (2013). Commentary on John Lewis Gaddis, George F. Kennan: an American life In: Journal of Cold War Studies, 15, 216 - 224
- Kampmark, B. (2013). WMD transformations: when did an RPG become a WMD? In: Fast Capitalism, 10, 1 - 14
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