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University of Western Australia
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History of women's higher education, history of academic women, archival methodologies, prosopography
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About Me

Tanya Fitzgerald is Professor of Higher Education and Dean of the Graduate School of Education at the University of Western Australia. Her research interests span the of history of women’s higher education, and higher education policy and leadership. Tanya has an extensive publications record that reflects her interdisciplinary work. Current research projects include a history of the International Federation of University Women, with a specific focus on the early presidents. Recent publications include a major reference work International Handbook of Historical Studies in Education: Debates, tensions and directions (Springer, 2020) and New beginnings: Historical perspectives on teacher preparation in Aotearoa New Zealand (with Sally Knipe, Emerald, 2019). Tanya serves on the editorial boards of a number of journals in the field.

Recent Publications

Fitzgerald, T. (2020) International handbook of historical studies in education: Debates, tensions and directions. Major reference work. Dordrecht: Springer. ISBN: 978-981-10-2361-3.

Fitzgerald, T. and Knipe S. (2019) New beginnings: Historical perspectives on teacher preparation in Aotearoa New Zealand. Bingley: Emerald.

Fitzgerald, T. and May, J. (2016) Portraying lives: Headmistresses and women professors 1880s – 1940s. Charlotte, NC: IAP Publishing. ISBN: 978–1–681–23446–5.

Fitzgerald, T. and Smyth, E.M (eds) (2014) Women educators, leaders and activists 1900–1960: Educational lives and international networks. London and New York: Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN: 978–1–137–30351–6. DOI: 10.1057/9781137303523.

Fitzgerald, T. (ed) (2014) Advancing knowledge in higher education: Universities in turbulent times. Hershey, PA: IGI Global. ISBN: 9781466662025. DOI: 10.4018/978–1–4666–6202–5.

Fitzgerald, T. (2014) Women leaders in higher education: Shattering the myths. Abingdon: Routledge. ISBN: 9780415834896.

Fitzgerald, T., White, J. and Gunter, H.M. (2012) Hard labour? Academic work and the changing landscape of higher education. Bingley, UK: Emerald. ISBN: 978–1–78052–500–6.

Fitzgerald, T. and Collins, J. (2011) Historical portraits of women home scientists: The University of New Zealand 1911–1947. New York: Cambria Press. ISBN: 978–1–6049–7779–0.

Fitzgerald, T. and Wilkinson, J. (2010) Travelling towards a mirage? Gender, equity and higher education. Brisbane: Post Pressed. ISBN: 978–1–921214–68–4.

Fitzgerald, T. (2009) Outsiders or equals? A history of women professors at the University of New Zealand 1911–1961. Oxford: Peter Lang. Shortlisted for Anne Blomfield International Book Prize (History of Education, UK). ISBN: 978–3039113958.

Fitzgerald, T. and Gunter, H.M. (eds) (2009) Educational administration and history: The state of the field. London: Routledge. ISBN: 978–0–415–46887–9.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
New Zealand
Expertise by Chronology
19th century, 20th century
Expertise by Topic
Gender, Higher Ed, Women