Postdoctoral Research Fellows

Dr Sarah Dunstan

Sarah Dunstan

Sarah Dunstan is an ARC Postdoctoral Fellow with the International History Laureate at the University of Sydney. She has just been awarded her Doctorate for a dissertation entitled 'A Tale of Two Republics: Race, Rights and Revolution, 1919-1963.' She was a Postgraduate Fulbright Scholar at Columbia University, New York in 2014 to 2015 and a Visiting Postgraduate Scholar at Reid Hall Columbia Global Center in Paris in semester one 2016. For 2017 she was a Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Postgraduate Teaching Fellow. Her publications have appeared in the Australasian Journal of American Studies and Callalloo, a journal of the African diaspora. She is also an Editor of the Journal of the History of Ideas website.

Dr Beatrice Wayne

Beatrice Wayne

Dr Beatrice Wayne received her PhD in History from New York University. She is a historian of the global Cold War, gender and migration, and the history of education. She specializes in transnational networks between the United States and Africa. Her research explores the role of race and gender in diplomacy and development, the political effects of nominally apolitical transnational organizations, and the complex interrelationship between educational initiatives and radical social movements. Her current book project, tentatively titled Restless Youth: Education, Activism and the Peace Corps in Ethiopia, looks at the role the Peace Corps program played in the trajectory of the Ethiopian student movement and the Ethiopian Revolution. This manuscript draws on research conducted in archives in Ethiopia and the United States, as well extensive oral histories. In addition to her book, Beatrice is also working on an article that explores the intersection of fashion and gender in radical social movements, using the lens of a fashion show riot that took place in 1968 Addis Ababa. She has a Master's degree in History from the University of Pennsylvania and has received grants from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, and the JFK Presidential Library, among others. She formerly served as the Associate Editor for the Radical History Review, as well as an Associate Editor for Scholastic Books. She has taught classes on global and international history, gender and development as well as 1960s social movements in a transnational perspective.

Recent Talks

  • "United in Blood: Cuban Influence in the Ethiopian Empire, 1969-1978." American Historical Association, Washington, DC. January 5th, 2018
  • "Allies in the Long March: Transnational Community Building in the Ethiopian Student Movement." Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora, Seville, Spain. November 7, 2017
  • "What Is the Language of Radicalism?" Languages of Internationalism Conference, Birkbeck College, University of London, United Kingdom. May 25th, 2017
  • "Labouring for Change amidst the U.S. and Ethiopian Empires." The Labor and Working-Class History Association (LAWCHA) Panel, Organization of American Historians, New Orleans, LA. April 9th, 2016
  • "'They Mingled, Were Good-Natured and then Died for Us': Cuban Soldiers in the Ethio-Somali War." African Studies Association, Washington D.C. December 3, 2016
  • "'But what will this make America look like?': Race and Place in the Volunteers to America Program." Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, San Diego, CA. June 23rd, 2016
  • "'A Most Pressing and Outstanding Problem': Buna Beit Girls in Pre-Revolutionary Addis Ababa." African Studies Association, San Diego, CA. November 18, 2015
  • "Affective Policies: Deploying Emotions in Foreign Relations," Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, Arlington, VA. June 25th, 2015
  • "Memory, Violence and Development Work in 1960s Ethiopia" at Things (Re)called: Memory and Materiality Across the Disciplines, Yale University, New Haven, CT. November 15th, 2014
  • "'Yankee Go Home': Peace Corps Teachers and Habesha Students Approaching the Ethiopian Revolution." Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, Lexington, KY. June 19th, 2014