Kathleen Fitzpatrick Visiting Fellows

Lucia Sorbera - 2017

Lucia Sorbera is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Arabic Language and Cultures at the University of Sydney. She is a Research Fellow at the Centre on Gender and Politics at Padua University, and in 2014 she was a Research Fellow at the Netherland-Flemish Institute in Cairo and at the Department of History and Civilizations at Pisa University. Lucia has published widely in history of Egyptian feminism, women’s political activism, and cultural productions in the Arab world. She is currently working on a project on Egyptian Women International Political Activism, and while visiting the Laureate program she will be continuing her collaboration with Glenda Sluga on the biography and the political trajectory of Muhammad Awad, one of the earliest directors of the Social Sciences division at UNESCO. Sorbera’s publications include: "Politics and Legitimacy: Towards a feminist epistemology of the Egyptian revolution", in Global Discourse: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Current Affairs and Applied Contemporary Thought, June 2016; "Challenges of thinking feminism and revolution in Egypt between 2011 and 2014", in Post-Colonial Studies, 17,1 (2014); "Early Reflections of an Historian on Feminism in Egypt in Times of Revolution", in Genesis. The Journal of the Italian Society of Women’s Historians, XII/1,2013; "Between Cooptation and Resistance: Women’s Leadership and Gender Discourse in Contemporary Egypt", in Luca Anceschi, Gennaro Gervasio, Andrea Teti (eds), Hidden Geographies. Informal Powers in the Greater Middle East, Routledge, UK (2014); "History and Fiction in the New Iraqi Cinema", in Jordi Tejel, Peter Sluglett, Riccardo Bocco, & Hamit Bozarslan (eds), Writing the Modern History of Iraq: Historiographical and Political Challenges, WSPC, London, 2012 and the book Modernità arabe. Nazione, narrazione e nuovi soggetti nel romanzo egiziano, with Lorenzo Casini and Mariaelena Paniconi, Mesogea, Messina, 2013.


Tomoko Akami - 2017

Tomoko Akami is Associate Professor (Reader) at the College of Asia and the Pacific at the Australian National University. She was a research fellow at the Cluster of Excellence on Europe and Asia in a global context, Heidelberg, in 2009, and was the co-editor of History Australia, 2013–2015. Tomoko has published widely in history of international organizations, especially in Asia and the Pacific, Japan’s diplomatic history, and welfare liberalism and liberal empire in Japan and beyond. She is currently working on empire and the League of National Health Organization in Asia among other projects, and while visiting the Laureate program she will be continuing hr collaborations with Glenda Sluga on global liberalism, International Memory Sites, and networks of international law experts. Her publications include: Soft Power of Japan’s Total War State, 1934-45 (2014), Japan’s News Propaganda and Reuters’ News Empire, 1870-1934 (2012), and Internationalizing the Pacific (2002), and her most recent publication on imperial polities and inter-colonialism appears in the first issue of Journal of Global History in 2017.


Johanna Conterio – 2017

Johanna Conterio

Johanna Conterio is Lecturer in Modern European and International History at Flinders University. Her research examines the environmental, medical, social, and cultural history of the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe in transnational, international, and global context. She is especially interested in the history of environment and health, nature protection, urban planning, maritime environments, and culture. She received an honourable mention for the 2017 St Andrews Article Prize in European Environmental History of the European Society for Environmental History for her article, ‘Inventing the Subtropics: An Environmental History of Sochi, 1928-1936’,Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History16, no.1 (Winter 2015): 91-120. She is also the editor of a special forum on 'The Black Sea in the Socialist World', scheduled for publication inKritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian Studies, based on a workshop that she convened in London, supported by the Wellcome Trust, British Association of Slavonic and East European Studies, and the Society for the Social History of Medicine. Before coming to Flinders, she was a post-doctoral fellow at Birkbeck College, University of London. She is now a member of the Centre for the Study of Internationalism at Birkbeck. She completed a doctorate in History at Harvard University in 2014. While a Kathleen Fitzpatrick Visiting Fellow she will be working on questions of international environmental history.


Kate Darian-Smith - 2017

Kate Darian-Smith, FASSA, holds joint appointments as Professor of Australian Studies and History, School of Historical and Philosophical Studies, Faculty of Arts and Professor of Cultural Heritage, Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, University of Melbourne. She is co-Director of the Australian Collaboratory for Architectural History, Urban and Cultural Heritage (ACAHUCH) at the University.

Kate has published widely in Australian and imperial history, memory studies, material culture and heritage, and histories of war, media and childhood; and is co-editor of Australian Historical Studies. She has long-term involvement in the development of Australian Studies internationally, with appointments to the Board of the Australia-Japan Foundation (2010-16), and the Academic Advisory Committee, Foundation for Australian Studies in China (2016-). She has been a member of the Council, Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House (2009-16); Chair, Art and Heritage Collections Advisory Committee at the City of Melbourne; and is a Research Fellow at Museum Victoria.

Kate is completing a co-authored book on 'Everyday Internationalism in Australia' (with Fiona Paisley and Catriona Elder), and has been collaborating with Glenda Sluga on Sites of International Memory workshops and initiatives.


Vanessa Ogle - 2017 (and 2016)

Vanessa Ogle teaches and writes about the history of modern Europe from an international and global perspective. Prior to joining Penn's History Department in 2011 she completed a doctorate at Harvard University (2011). She has received language and thematic training in both modern Western European and Middle Eastern history, and the interactions between Europe and the Middle East are one of her main areas of interest and expertise. In 2013-2014, Ogle was a member at the Institute for Advanced Study - School of Social Science in Princeton, NJ. Ogle recently received the International Research Award 2016 in Global History administered jointly by the universities of Basel, Heidelberg, and Sydney, and her current book project on tax havens, offshore money markets, and the shadow political economy will be supported by a research grant from the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET) as well as fellowships from the American Council for Learned Societies (ACLS) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) over the coming years.


Alanna O'Malley - 2017

Alanna O'Malley is Assistant Professor of International Studies at the Institute for History, Leiden University. She works on the history of the United Nations, decolonization in Africa, Congo, the Cold War and internationalism. She completed a PhD at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence in 2012. Her first book The Diplomacy of Decolonization, America, Britain and the United Nations during the Congo crisis 1960-1964 is forthcoming in 2017 with Manchester University Press. She was a Visiting Scholar at New York University and has previously been awarded the William Appleman Williams Junior Faculty Research Grant from the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR). He current project 'The United Nations and the Rise of the Global South, 1955-1981' is supported with a grant from the Gerda Henkel Foundation.


Patricia Clavin - 2015

Patricia Clavin studied at King's College London, obtaining a BA Hons in Modern History and her PhD. She was a Reader in Modern History at Keele University before joining Jesus College in October 2003. She is an editor of the Oxford History Monographs series. In 2008-09, she held the British Academy 'Thank-Offering-To-Britain' Senior Research Fellowship. She is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and a Foreign Member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters.

In 2015, Patricia was awarded the British Academic Medal, which recognises a 'landmark achievement that has transformed understanding' for her book Securing the World Economy: The Reinvention of the League of Nations, 1920-1946 (Oxford, 2013).