Ernest Koh

Associate Professor Ernest Koh is a historian of modern Southeast Asia, and received his BA Hons in History and PhD in Asian Studies from the University of Western Australia. He is originally from Singapore, and moved to Perth, Western Australia for his university studies in 1999.

Since joining Monash in 2008 he has been teaching global history at first year, histories of ideas at second and third year, and research methodologies at Honours and postgraduate levels. Ernest received a Vice-Chancellor’s Citation for teaching excellence in 2012, and a Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning from the Commonwealth Government’s Office for Learning and Tearching the following year. He is also currently seconded to the Monash-Warwick Alliance as its Academic Advisor, and is responsible for overseeing the Alliance’s involvement in the undergraduate research journal Reinvention and the International Conference of Undergraduate Research.

  • Christina Twomey and Ernest Koh (eds) The Pacific War: Aftermaths, Remembrance and Culture. London and New York: Routledge, 2014. Read more
  • Kah Seng Loh, Stephen Dobbs, and Ernest Koh (eds) Oral History in Southeast Asia: Memories and Fragments (Palgrave MacMillan: London and New York)   “A pioneering attempt – the first ... Read more
  •   Diaspora at War: The Chinese of Singapore between Empire and Nation, 1937-1945 (Brill Academic Publishers: Boston and Leiden)   “Told vividly through the use of oral history ... Read more
  • The Dean congratulates Dr Ernest Koh on his recent win for outstanding teaching at the Monash Awards. Ernest Koh – 2012 Vice-Chancellor’s Citation for Outstanding Contribution ... Read more