Lisa Barritt-Eyles is a PhD candidate and sessional academic in the discipline of politics at the University of Newcastle. Her current research examines the official justifications for Australia’s commitment to three wars in the post-Cold War era: the Gulf War in Iraq, 1990-91; Afghanistan 2001; and Iraq 2003. Her broader research is concerned with critical approaches to international relations and security, the politics of representation and the relationship between identity and foreign policy in Australia and the US. A second area of research analyses the relationship between a militarised Australian national identity and the representation of war experience and remembrance.
Lisa has worked as a journalist and holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from the Australian National University, and a Masters of Arts (Journalism) from the University of Technology, Sydney.