Beverley Loke, BA (Hons) (Melbourne), MA (ANU)
Beverley commenced her doctoral studies in the Department of International Relations at the ANU in 2009 with the support of an Endeavour International Postgraduate Research Scholarship and an ANU PhD Scholarship. She previously completed her MA in International Relations at the ANU as a Hedley Bull Scholar and an Endeavour Asia Award recipient, and also holds a BA (First Class Honours) in Political Science from the University of Melbourne.
Her research interests include IR theory, security studies, international ethics and the international relations of the Asia-Pacific. Her PhD thesis interrogates the concept of 'great power responsibility' and directs this inquiry toward a historical and comparative study of China and the United States. By investigating the processes through which both countries have defined and developed understandings of their great power responsibilities, the project seeks to illuminate how subjectivity and intersubjectivity interface with each other and thus how the boundaries of international society are constructed and contested.
Beverley has published in the Australian Journal of International Affairs (co-authored), Asian Security and Panorama. She was previously a research analyst at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies in Singapore and an intern at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS-Asia). She was also a panelist at the Fourth Oceanic Conference on International Studies at the University of Auckland in 2010.