The Team

The Monsoon Project, otherwise known as ‘Monsoon,’ is the Australian National University’s student publication focusing on issues of Asia and the Pacific. It is based at Crawford School of Public Policy.


Maxwell Lowe

Deputy Editor

Cherry Zheng

Associate Editors

Dominic Harvey-Taylor, Dorothy Mason, Emily Lyon, Jonathan Hiroki Nonogaki Hunter, Jonathon Zubrzycki, Karen Zhang, Patrick Cooney, Serena Ford

Editorial Board

Alisa Asmalovskaya, Kai Clark, Luke Courtois, Guy Exton, Sophie Riedel, Alina Rizvi, Nanumi Starke


Monsoon was founded in 2013 under the initiative of students and scholars at the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific. Our previous Editors-in-chief and Deputy Editors are listed below with their tenure periods:

Alice Dawkins (2013 – 2015) as Editor-in-chief

Catia Rizio (2015 – 2016) as Editor-in-chief

Lewis Hirst (2013 – 2014) as Sub-Editor

Callum Smith (2013 – 2014) as Sub-Editor

Mish Khan (2015 – 2016) as Deputy Editor

Harrison Rule (December 2016 to February 2018) as Editor-in-Chief

Reza Mazumder (December 2016 – June 2018) as Editor-in-Chief


Past editorial board members (since 2017):

2017 Editorial Board (June – December)

Adina Sakura Darbyshire, Dominic Harvey-Taylor, Elizabeth Underwood, Han-Geol (Henry) Cho and Kai Clark.

2017 Editorial Board (April – June):

Tess Styles, Robin Spurr, Cinnamone Winchester, Ben Clarke and Kate Crompton.


Monsoon is supported by academics and professionals whose mentorship of students is meet with our deepest gratitude. We thank James Giggacher and Dr Nicholas Farrelly for having supported Monsoon since its founding. We further thank Martyn Pearce for his current guidance of our Editorial Board. 

We’ve had many outstanding Contributors over the course of our publication’s time. Their efforts make Monsoon what it is today. We thank all for their support of our endeavors into the future. At the end of every article, we detail the individual who has contributed to us.