Volume Editors: Ricardo Roque and Warwick Anderson
Imagined Racial Laboratories reveals the watermarks of science in the dynamics of racialisation in Southeast Asia, during and after the colonial period. Bringing together a set of critical histories of race sciences, it illuminates the racialised dimensions of colony and nation in the region. It demonstrates that racialisation took — and continues to take — mutable and multiple forms that often connect, perhaps more than differentiate, colonial and national periods across a variety of Southeast Asian settings. Thus, imagined races have contributed as much to the invention of modern Southeast Asia as have other fabled imagined communities.

Ricardo Roque (PhD Cambridge) is a Research Fellow at the Institute of Social Sciences of the University of Lisbon and an Honorary Associate in the Department of History at the University of Sydney.

Warwick Anderson (MD, Melbourne; PhD Pennsylvania) is Janet Dora Hine Professor of Politics, Governance and Ethics in Health, based in Anthropology and the Charles Perkins Centre at the University of Sydney. Additionally, he is an Honorary Professor in the Centre for Health Equity, School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne.