Department of History Academic Staff

  • Thomas Adams
    (Department of History and United States Studies Centre)
    Political Economy, Labor, Urban Culture, Gender and Sexuality, African-American, U.S. South, U.S. West, Social Movements and Contentious Politics
  • Professor Robert Aldrich
    Modern European and colonial history, especially France; gay history
  • Professor Warwick H. Anderson
    History of science; medicine; racial thought; Pacific world
  • Professor Alison Bashford
    History of medicine; history and gender; late modern European; British history
  • Dr David Brophy
    History of Qing and Republican China, post-Mongol Eurasia; colonialism and national movements; Islam
  • Professor Barbara Caine
    Nineteenth and twentieth-century cultural history, emphases on Europe and Australia; women's history; biography and history; life-story writing
  • Dr Kit Candlin
    European, particularly British Colonial History; The Atlantic ‘World’ 1600-1850; Imperialism, especially transcolonial and transcultural history and the history of frontiers; British and European History; The history of the Colonial Americas; Slavery.
  • Dr Emma Christopher
    Atlantic history; transatlantic slave trade; convict transportation
  • Dr Frances Clarke
    Nineteenth century United States history; women's and gender history; memorialization of warfare
  • Associate Professor Ivan Crozier
    History of psychiatry; History of the body; History of sexuality
  • Associate Professor James Curran
    Australian political, cultural, intellectual and diplomatic history
  • Dr Michael Davis
    Indigenous/European histories and encounters; relationships between Indigenous and other knowledge systems; Indigenous knowledge; ecology and place; ethical research and protocols for Indigenous studies.
  • Professor Helen Dunstan
    Premodern Chinese history, economic thought and economic policy
  • Dr Marco Duranti
    History of Modern Europe, particularly Western Europe in the twentieth century; Transnational history; History of human rights; humanitarianism; development and genocide; History and memory
  • Dr Nicholas Eckstein
    Early Modern European history, late medieval and renaissance Italy, popular religion, urban history
  • Associate Professor Andrew Fitzmaurice
    Early Modern European history, intellectual history, colonization and expansion
  • Dr John Gagné
    Early modern Europe, print news, collecting, and war, local-global connections in premodernity, gender, consumerism, consumption, and food
  • Professor Stephen Garton
    Australian history, history of psychiatry and mental illness, eugenics, crime and punishment
  • Professor Chris Hilliard
    Modern British cultural and intellectual history, New Zealand history
  • Dr Peter Hobbins
    Animals as historical actors; History of Australasian science and medicine; Intersections between quarantine and defence; Integration of archaeology and history; Digital humanities and cliodynamics.
  • Associate Professor Julia Horne
    Nineteenth and twentieth century history with emphases on Australia, history of university life, students, travel and landscape
  • Dr Miranda Johnson
    Comparative indigenous history; settler colonial history; Australian and New Zealand history; postcolonial theory and race; legal history
  • Dr Chin Jou
    Twentieth-century US history; history of food and history of medicine.
  • Associate Professor Judith Keene
    Twentieth century European History, film and history
  • Professor Iain McCalman
    Eighteenth-century and early-nineteenth British and European history; Popular culture and low life; uses of media for history.
  • Dr Cindy McCreery
    Modern European History, British and Irish History, maritime history, visual representations.
  • Associate Professor Michael McDonnell
    History of the Atlantic World, Colonial and Revolutionary United States history, Native Americans.
  • Associate Professor Mark McKenna
    Australian history, particularly political and cultural history and Aboriginal history.
  • Associate Professor Kirsten McKenzie
    Australian history, colonialism, gender history, comparative colonial history.
  • Associate Professor Dirk Moses
    Modern European history, German history, the Holocaust, comparative genocide.
    From 2011-2015 Dirk Moses will be based in the Department of History and Civilization at the European University Institute in Florence.
  • Dr Jayne Persian
    Displaced Persons; Migration and Diaspora; Cold War history; Australian history; Memory and Commemoration; Cultural history; Jehovah’s Witnesses.
  • Dr Tamson Pietsch
    British and imperial history in the 19th & 20th centuries, global and transnational history, history of universities, history of the sea
  • Dr Andres Rodriguez
    Modern Chinese History, Republican China, Southwest China borderlands, internationalism, wartime China, history of anthropology
  • Professor Penny Russell
    Australian history, women's history, gender history, colonialism and biography and autobiography
  • Dr Hélène Sirantoine
    Medieval history, political and cultural history of Christian Spain, history of powers and their supportive ideologies, written practices of power.
  • Professor Glenda Sluga
    Modern European History, nationalism and gender history; international history
  • Dr Julie Ann Smith
    Medieval history, religious history and women's history
  • Dr Blanca Tovias de Plaisted
    History and Literature of the First Nations of the Great Plains (United States and Canada); Imperialism and Colonialism throughout The Americas;The History of Exploration and Colonization of the Pacific, 19th Century; The History and Literature of Revitalization Movements in the Americas.
  • Dr Sarah Walsh
    Latin America; Women and Gender; Public Health; History of Science; History of Medicine; History of Religion
  • Professor Shane White
    United States history; African American history; the history of New York City
  • Dr Christine Winter
    German Mixed-Race Diasporas in Southern Hemisphere Mandated Territories: Scientific theories, politics and identity transformation; 19th and 20th Century transnational European and Pacific History; German Diaspora Studies; National Socialism; Colonialism and its legacies; Scientific theories and politics of 'race'.