Bayly prize nomination for Doctor Matthew Woolgar

The prestigious Bayly Prize is awarded by the Royal Asiatic Society for distinguished thesis on Asian subjects.

The Bayly prize of £2500 is awarded for a distinguished thesis in an Asian subject which falls within the scope of the Royal Asiatic Society or of Modern Asian Studies.

Dr Woolgar has been nominated for his doctoral thesis Communism in Context: The Indonesian Communist Part in West Java. He is a Lecturer in Twentieth-Century International History, with specialisms including social movements, labour history; human rights and Southeast Asia.

He joined the University of Leeds, after a period as a Stipendiary Lecturer at the University of Oxford and previously studied at the University of Oxford, at SOAS (University of London), and Yogyakarta State University, Indonesia.

Dr Woolgar is one of five nominees on the shortlist and the winner will be announced shortly and an award ceremony will be held later in the year at the Society.