About me

I'm a historian interested in the social and institutional production and circulation of knowledge, the history of ideas, historiography, and public and political uses of history. I am currently a Research Associate on the Institutions of the Humanities ARC Discovery Project in the Australian Centre for Public History at the University of Technology Sydney. For this project I am examining the institutional history of the humanities in Australian universities since 1945.


I received my PhD in history from the University of Melbourne in 2017. I taught at Melbourne for a number of years, on historical theory and method, imperial history, Cold War history, and in interdisciplinary studies. I am also currently working on a book arising from my doctoral work on political uses of history in nineteenth-century British radical politics.


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