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Ana Stevenson is a Lecturer (Pathways) in USQ College at the University of Southern Queensland, Australia, and a Research Associate in the International Studies Group at the University of the Free State, South Africa. Her research interests include women’s history, transnational women’s suffrage, and the development of feminist rhetoric in social movements during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Her first book, The Woman as Slave in Nineteenth-Century American Social Movements (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019), recently appeared with the Palgrave Studies in the History of Social Movements. With Dr Alana Piper (University of Technology Sydney), she co-edited Gender Violence in Australia: Historical Perspectives (Monash University Publishing, 2019). The Suffrage Postcard Project is a digital humanities initiative she has developed with Dr Kristin Allukian (University of South Florida).


  • 2022–present
    Lecturer, USQ College, University of Southern Queensland
  • 2021–present
    Research Associate, International Studies Group, University of the Free State
  • 2021–2021
    Lecturer, Pathways Program, James Cook University
  • 2016–2020
    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, International Studies Group, University of the Free State
  • 2014–2015
    Visiting Scholar, Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies Program, University of Pittsburgh
  • 2011–2013
    Sessional Lecturer and Tutor, The University of Queensland


  • 2020 
    University of New South Wales, Graduate Certificate in Education
  • 2015 
    The University of Queensland, Doctor of Philosophy
  • 2009 
    The University of Queensland, Bachelor of Arts (Honours), First Class
  • 2008 
    Central Queensland Univeristy, Bachelor of Communication with Distinction


  • 2018
    One Hundred Years of Campaign Imagery: From Woman Suffrage Postcards to Hillary Clinton Memes, Nasty Women and Bad Hombres: Gender and Race in the 2016 US Presidential Election
  • 2018
    Imagining Women’s Suffrage: Frontier Landscapes and the Transnational Print Culture of Australia, New Zealand and the United States, Pacific Historical Review
  • 2018
    'Cast Off the Shackles of Yesterday': Women’s Suffrage in Walt Disney’s Mary Poppins, Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies
  • 2018
    The Gender-Apartheid Analogy in the Transnational Feminist Imaginary: Ms. Magazine and the Feminist Majority Foundation, 1972-2002, Safundi: The Journal of South African and American Studies
  • 2018
    Harriet Clisby’s ‘Sketches of Australia’: Travel Writing and Colonial Refigurations in Boston’s Woman’s Journal, Women's History Review
  • 2017
    The ‘Great Doctrine of Human Rights’: Articulation and Authentication in the Nineteenth-Century U.S. Antislavery and Women’s Rights Movements, Humanity: An International Journal of Human Rights, Humanitarianism, and Development
  • 2017
    'Bloomers' and the British World: Dress Reform in Transatlantic and Antipodean Print Culture, 1851-1950, Cultural & Social History
  • 2015
    'Sitting in Cages': Imagining Victorian Women in Neo-Victorian Film Musicals, Victorianomania: Reimagining, Refashioning, and Rewriting Victorian Literature and Culture
  • 2014
    ‘Symbols of Our Slavery’: The Rhetoric of Dress Reform in Nineteenth-Century American Print Culture, Lilith: A Feminist History Journal
  • 2013
    Making Gender Divisive: ‘Post-Feminism,’ Sexism and Media Representations of Julia Gillard, Burgmann Journal

Grants and Contracts

  • 2012
    Short-Term Fellow
    Funding Source:
    New England Regional Fellowship Consortium

Professional Memberships

  • Australian Historical Association
  • Australia New Zealand American Studies Association
  • Society for the Study of American Women Writers
  • Australian Women's History Network
  • Association for Academic Language and Learning