Martin Stuart-Fox (born 1939) is a retired Australian professor and journalist who writes about the history of Southeast Asia, primarily Laos. In 1963 he was a contributor for the United Press International in Laos. In 1965 he moved to Vietnam and covered the war before leaving for France in 1966. After the war he gained more education and is now emeritus professor at the University of Queensland. He researches the religious symbolism and politics of Laos. On the subject of Laos he has written six books, fifty articles, and the Freedom House section on Laos for 2011.
- 1982: Contemporary Laos: studies in the politics and society of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Publisher)
- 1985: The murderous revolution: life and death in Pol Pot's Kampuchea
- 1986: Laos: politics, economics and society
- 1986: The twilight language: explorations in Buddhist symbolism and meditation (Co-author)
- 1987: Vietnam in Laos: Hanoi's model for Kampuchea
- 1992: Historical dictionary of Laos (Co-author)
- 1996: Buddhist kingdom, Marxist state: the making of modern Laos
- 1997: A history of Laos
- 1998: The Lao kingdom of Lan Xang: rise and decline
- 2003: A short history of China and Southeast Asia: tribute, trade and influence
- 2006: Naga cities of the Mekong: a guide to the temples, legends and history of Laos
- Stuart-Fox, Martin (1994). "Conflicting conceptions of the state: Siam, France and Vietnam in the late nineteenth century" (free). Journal of the Siam Society. Siam Heritage Trust. JSS Vol. 82.0 (digital). Retrieved 12 April 2013.
Historians of Southeast Asia often face problems in using terms drawn from and applicable to European polities and societies to refer to non-European equivalents that do not conform to European models.