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University of Adelaide
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Second World War, women, South Australia, Australia, gender, munitions, Land Army, voluntary work, social change
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About Me

Rachel Harris is a PhD candidate in the Department of History at the University of Adelaide. She completed her Bachelor of Arts (1st class) Honours Degree in History in 2015.

Rachel’s doctoral thesis considers the lives of civilian women in South Australia during World War II, using gender as a main category of analysis to examine the war’s impact on women’s social and economic status.

Recent Publications

Harris, R., & Sendziuk, P. (2018). Cogs in the Machine: The Experiences of Female Munition Workers and Members of the Australian Women’s Land Army in South Australia, 1940-45. War and Society, (forthcoming).

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
Expertise by Chronology
20th century
Expertise by Topic
Gender, Sexuality, Women, World War II