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The University of Adelaide
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women's suffrage, feminism, the women's liberation movement
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About Me

I am an historian and a feminist: the combination means that I have spent much of my life teaching, researching and administrating feminist scholarship. I taught Women’s Studies at the Australian National University, I established and ran the Research Centre for Women’s Studies at the University of Adelaide, and founded the journal Australian Feminist Studies which I edited from 1985 to 2005. When I retired I founded the Magarey Medal for Biography by a woman (a send-up of the Magarey Medal for the Best and Fairest Player of Australian Rules football, the oldest award for football in Australia, always awarded to a man).

I was made a Member of the Order of Australia for my work in establishing Women’s Studies as a field of intellectual endeavour. I was made a member of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia. I am now a Professor Emerita.

Recent Publications
Dangerous Ideas: Women's Liberation - Women's Studies - around the World (University of Adelaide Press) Adelaide, 2013
Roma the First: A Biography of Dame Roma Mitchell (Wakefield Press) Adelaide, 2009
Unbridling the tongues of women: a biography of Catherine Helen Spence (University of Adelaide Press), 2010.
Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
Expertise by Chronology
19th century, 20th century, 21st century
Expertise by Topic
Gender, Women