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Jessica Urwin is a PhD candidate in the Australian National University's School of History. Her research focusses upon Australia's nuclear history, considering the ways that nuclear processes have interacted with colonial forces since the beginning of the twentieth century. Her research has received numerous accolades, including the 2021 Jill Roe Prize, awarded by the Australian Historical Association, and she has written for The Conversation, Inside Story, the Australian Book Review and the Australian Policy and History Network alongside several academic journals.


  • –present
    PhD Candidate, Australian National University


  • 2018 
    Australian National University, Bachelor of Arts (Honours)