Keynote Speakers

Professor Nadav Davidovitc

Professor Nadav Davidovitch
Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
From Nation Building to Securitization of Public Health: Evolving Concepts of Quarantine, Israel - 1948-2010
Nadav Davidovitch is an epidemiologist and public health physician. He is an Associate Professor at the department of Health Systems Management at the Faculty of Health Sciences and the Guilford-Glaser Faculty of Business and Management and chair of the Center for Health Policy Research in the Negev at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel. He teaches on health policy, public health, health promotion, the Israeli healthcare system, public health ethics, and global health. He is also affiliated with the Center for the History and Ethics of Public Health at the School of Public Health, Columbia University, NY and with the School of Public Health, University of Illinois - Chicago.

Gareth Hoskins

Dr Gareth Hoskins
Aberystwyth University, Wales
Our seduction with interruption: the affirmation of citizenship at two immigration heritage sites
Gareth Hoskins is a lecturer in Geography at Aberystwyth University where he teaches and researches on a variety of topics including urban geography, the politics of memory, the politics of mobility, environmental history, and material culture. His PhD research on Angel Island Immigration Station in San Francisco was completed while based in the Geography Department of University of California, Berkeley.

Harold Mytum

Professor Harold Mytum
University of Liverpool, England
Markers and Memories: archaeological perspectives on memorials and inscriptions
Harold Mytum is Professor of Archaeology at the University of Liverpool, and directs an annual international archaeological field school in Ireland and the Isle of Man. His research interests include investigating identity and memory through settlement and mortuary evidence (17th-20th centuries) from not only Britain and Ireland but also diasporic communities in North America and Australia. His books include Recording and Analysing Graveyards (2000) and Mortuary Monuments and Burial Grounds of the Historic Period (2004).

Nayan Shah

Professor Nayan Shah
University of Southern California, USA
Sequestered and Subjected to the Empire of Medical Investigation
Professor Shah’s research and teaching investigates the paradoxes of democracy and inequality in the 19th and 20th century United States and Canada. He approaches the history of western North America in the 19th and 20th centuries as a place where ethnic, national, gender and sexual identities, communities and practices are forged and recreated through the forces of capitalist political economy, competing state formations and the cultural and social transformations of migration. He explores the waves of Asian migrations along the Pacific Coast of North America and the U.S.-Mexican border region.

Alexandra Minna Stern

Professor Alexandra Minna Stern
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
Policing La Frontera: Quarantine, Race, and Boundary Demarcation on the U.S.-Mexico Border
Alexandra Minna Stern, Ph.D. is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, American Culture, History, and Women’s Studies at the University of Michigan. Her research has focused on the uses and misuses of genetics in the United States and Latin America. She is the author of Eugenic Nation: Faults and Frontiers of Better Breeding in Modern America (University of California Press, 2005), which won the American Public Health Association’s Arthur Viseltear Award for outstanding contribution to the history of public health. Her latest book Telling Genes: The Story of Genetic Counseling in America was published by the Johns Hopkins University Press in 2012.

Speakers presenting at the Quarantine Conference
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  • Dr Karen Agutter, University of Adelaide
  • Ms Rhiannon Agutter, Flinders University
  • Ms Rebecca Anderson, Q Station
  • Professor Rachel Ankeny, University of Adelaide
  • Dr David Barnes, University of Pennsylvania
  • Ms Angeline Braiser, University of Melbourne
  • Professor Barbara Brookes, University of Otago
  • Dr Birsen Bulmus, Appalachian State University
  • Dr Susan Burns, University of Chicago
  • Ms Britt Burton, History SA
  • Dr Annie Clarke, University of Sydney
  • Mr Chris Cowell, Columbia University
  • Dr Lucia Dacome, University of Toronto
  • Dr Ursula de Jong, Deakin University
  • Dr John DiMoia, National University of Singapore
  • Dr Nicholas Eckstein, University of Sydney
  • Dr Lori Flores, State University of New York
  • Professor Dennis Foley, University of New Castle
  • Dr Katherine Foxhall, University of Leicester
  • Dr Ursula Frederick, Australian National University
  • Dr Peter Hobbins, University of Sydney
  • Ms Leanne Howard, University of Melbourne
  • Dr Anthea Hyslop, Australian National University
  • Assistant Professor Tomoo Ichikawa, Nagasaki University
  • Ms Emily Jateff, University of Adelaide
  • Ms Ruth Johnson, Murdoch University
  • Dr Meighen Katz, Independent scholar
  • Ms Carmel Kelleher, Macquarie University
  • Ms Emma Kluge, History SA
  • Dr Paul Lancaster, University of Sydney
  • Dr Simon Layton, University of Cambridge
  • Ms Peta Longhurst, University of Sydney
  • Ms Rebecca Martin, Flinders University
  • Dr Richard McKay, University of Cambridge
  • Dr Ryan McLane, New Zealand Ministry of Health
  • Associate Professor Peter Monteath, Flinders University
  • Ms Mandy Paul, Exhibitions, Curations and Research. History SA
  • Dr Robert Peckham, University of Hong Kong
  • Dr Sunil Purushotham, University of Cambridge
  • Dr David Ross, Flinders University
  • Dr Jane Stevens Cranshaw, Oxford Brookes University
  • Dr Ingrid Sykes, La Trobe University
  • Dr Elizabeth van Heyningen, University of Cape Town
  • Professor Kohei Wakimura, Osaka City University
  • Dr John Wu, University of Sydney
  • Ms April Youngberry, University of Queensland