Geoff Robinson is a political historian and lecturer in History and Politics at Deakin University. Before taking up an academic position he worked in higher education management and policy development and as a tutor at Monash University. His doctoral research examined the NSW Labor government of 1930-32, led by Premier Jack Lang, as an example of the limits of reformism under a capitalist economy. He has published several articles and book chapters on Australian labour history and politics and a book based on his PhD When the Labor Party Dreams was published in 2009. He is currently completing a book on the fate of the Australian left since the fall of European communism.