Lecturer, Deakin University

Dr Billy Griffiths is a historian and lecturer in Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies. His research engages with cultural heritage, Indigenous history, political history, archaeology and seascapes. His latest book, Deep Time Dreaming: Uncovering Ancient Australia (Black Inc., 2018), was awarded the Ernest Scott Prize, the John Mulvaney Book Award, the Douglas Stewart Prize for Non-Fiction and 2019 Book of the Year at the NSW Premier’s History Awards. He is also the author of The China Breakthrough: Whitlam in the Middle Kingdom, 1971 (Monash University Publishing, 2012) and co-editor with Mike Smith of The Australian Archaeologist’s Book of Quotations (Monash University Publishing, 2015). He is a member of the Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation, and an Associate Investigator with the ARC Centre of Excellence for Australian Biodiversity and Heritage (CABAH).

Experience

  • 2019–present
    Lecturer, Deakin University
  • 2017–present
    Associate Investigator, ARC Centre of Excellence for Australian Biodiversity and Heritage
  • 2017–2019
    Research fellow, Deakin University

Education

  • 2018 
    University of Sydney, PhD