Research fellow, Deakin University

Billy Griffiths is a historian and research fellow at the Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation. He is the author of Deep Time Dreaming: Uncovering Ancient Australia (Black Inc., 2018) and The China Breakthrough: Whitlam in the Middle Kingdom, 1971 (Monash University Publishing, 2012). He is also co-editor with Mike Smith of The Australian Archaeologist’s Book of Quotations (Monash University Publishing, 2015). His writing has appeared in ABC Online, Australian Book Review, Australian Geographic, The Conversation, Griffith Review, Inside Story, New Matilda and Reading Australia.


  • 2017–present
    Postdoctoral research fellow, Deakin University