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Senior Lecturer in History, University of Southern Queensland

Jayne Persian is a historian of twentieth century Australian and international history at the University of Southern Queensland, the author of Beautiful Balts: From Displaced Persons to New Australians (Sydney: NewSouth Publishing, 2017) and Co-Chief Investigator on a 2016-19 ARC Discovery Project: Displacement and Resettlement: Russian and Russian-speaking Jewish displaced persons arriving in Australia via the ‘China’ route in the wake of the Second World War.


  • –present
    Postdoctoral Research Associate in History, University of Sydney


  • 2011 
    University of Sydney, PhD, History