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Dr David Robinson


Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 6681, Email:, Campus: Mount Lawley, Room: ML17.209
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 6681
Campus: Mount Lawley  
Room: ML17.209  


David is a Lecturer within the School of Arts and Humanities.


  • Bachelor of Arts, The University of Western Australia.
  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Western Australia.
  • Master of International Relations, The University of Western Australia, 2012.


Recent Research Grants

  • USA Policy and Perspectives on the Independence Struggle and Post Colonial State in Mozambique, 1960-1990,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Early Career Researcher - Grant,  2009 - 2010,  $15,000.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Book Chapters

  • Robinson, D., (2013), Metamodernist Form, 'Reader-Response' and the Politics of Rammstein: What Rammstein means when you don't understand the lyrics. Rammstein on Fire: New Perspectives on the Music and Performances, 30-52, Jefferson, North Carolina., McFarland Publishers.
  • Robinson, D., (2013), Anger is a Gift: Post-Cold War Rock and the Anti-Capitalist Movement. The Routledge History of Social Protest in Popular Music, 198-210, New York, Routledge.

Journal Articles

  • Robinson, D., Hale, B., (2017), China’s Baby Steps in Africa: A Historical Reckoning of Chinese Relations with Mozambique and Sudan until 2011. Australasian Review of African Studies, 38(2), 34-60, DOI: 10.22160/22035184/ARAS-2017-38-2.

Conference Publications

  • Robinson, D., (2017), A Gramscian-Marxist Framework for the Study of African History: A Background Paper. Proceedings of the 39th African Studies Association of Australasia and the Pacific (AFSAAP) Annual Conference, 60-71, AFSAAP.
  • Robinson, D., (2015), Passive Revolution in Africa: A Gramscian Analysis of Post-Colonial Mozambican History. Africa: Diversity and Development, 37th AFSAAP Conference Proceedings, 9p., African Studies Association of Australasia and the Pacific.
  • Robinson, D., (2014), Gramsci in Africa: The Relevance of Gramscian Concept to a History of Mozambique. African Renaissance and Australia, 36th AFSAAP Conference Proceedings, 10p., AFSAAP.
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