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- University of Southern Queensland
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- displaced persons, Australia, Cold War, memory, commemoration, politics, fascism, post-war migration
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- About Me
History Lecturer at the University of Southern Queensland.
Author of Beautiful Balts: From Displaced Persons to New Australians (Sydney: NewSouth Publishing, 2017), shortlisted for the Australian Historical Association’s W. K. Hancock Prize 2018, the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards Prize for Australian History 2018, and the Queensland Literary Awards USQ History Book Award 2018.
Co-Chief Investigator on a 2016-19 ARC Discovery Project: Displacement and Resettlement: Russian and Russian-speaking Jewish displaced persons arriving in Australia via the ‘China’ route in the wake of the Second World War.
Co-founder of Australian Migration History Network: amigrationhn.wordpress.com.
- Recent Publications
Oral Histories of Displaced Persons: ‘What For? The Story Like Mine’s Plenty Now’, in Remembering Migration: Oral Histories and Heritage in Australia (Routledge, 2019).
‘Cossack Identities: From Russian Emigres and Anti-Soviet Collaborators to Displaced Persons’, in Memory and Family in Australian Refugee Histories (Routledge, 2019).
‘The Dirty Vat’: European Migration to Australia from Shanghai, 1946-47′, Australian Historical Studies, 50:1 (2019).
Beautiful Balts: From Displaced Persons to New Australians (Sydney: UNSW Press , June 2017), shortlisted for the Australian Historical Association’s W. K. Hancock Prize 2018, the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards Prize for Australian History 2018 and the Queensland Literary Awards USQ History Book Award 2018.
- Media Coverage
- Country Focus
- Expertise by Geography
- Expertise by Chronology
- 20th century
- Expertise by Topic
- Holocaust & Nazi Persecution, Migration & Immigration, Museums, Politics, Race, Religion, World War II