Ruth Morgan

Running Out cover imageRuth Morgan is an environmental historian and historian of science with a particular focus on Australia, the British Empire, and the Indian Ocean.

Ruth holds an Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Award and is a Research Fellow in the National Centre for Australian Studies. During 2017, Ruth will be based in Munich, Germany at the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society, LMU, where she holds a Humboldt Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowship.

She joined Monash in mid-2012 after completing her doctoral studies at The University of Western Australia in Perth.

Ruth is a member of the Executive Committee of the Australian Historical Association; the Council of the International Water History Association; and the National Management Committee of the Australian Garden History Society.

(Sanna Peden, 2015)

Her first monograph, Running Out? Water in Western Australia, was launched by WA Greens Senator, Scott Ludlam, in the gardens of UWA Publishing in February 2015. (Photo courtesy of Dr Sanna Peden). 

In 2016, Running Out? was awarded the State Library of Western Australia Prize for Western Australian History at the WA Premier’s Book Awards, and was runner-up for the W.K. Hancock Prize of the Australian Historical Association.