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Senior Lecturer in History, CQUniversity Australia

Dr Benjamin T. Jones is a Senior Lecturer in History at Central Queensland University and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. He has been an Australian Research Council Fellow at the Australian National University and has held teaching positions at the University of Sydney, University of New South Wales, and Western Sydney University. He has also worked as a historian at the Museum of Australian Democracy. Dr Jones has a broad range of research interests including Australian and Canadian colonial histories, republicanism, Australian nationalism, pedagogical theory, and secularisation.

Dr Jones is the author of This Time: Australia's Republican Past and Future (Redback, 2018), Atheism for Christians: Are there lessons for the religious world from the secular tradition? (Wipf & Stock, 2016) and Republicanism and Responsible Government: The Shaping of Democracy in Australia and Canada (McGill-Queen's University Press, 2014). He is the co-editor of Australia on the World Stage (Routledge, 2022), History in a Post-Truth World (Routledge, 2020), Elections Matter: Ten Federal Elections That Shaped Australia (Monash University Press, 2018), and Project Republic: Plans and Arguments for a New Australia (Black Inc, 2013). Dr Jones was the lead researcher of the Alternative Australian Flag Survey.


  • 2019–present
    Lecturer, Central Queensland University
  • 2016–2019
    Research fellow, Australian National University
  • 2013–2016
    Adjunct associate, Western Sydney University


  • 2012 
    Australian National University, PhD
  • 2012 
    University of Western Sydney, Master of Teaching
  • 2007 
    University of Western Sydney, BA (Hons)