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PhD Candidate, Monash University

Mia Spizzica has worked in a range of education positions both in Australia and Italy. Her professional roles have ranged from History, Humanities, Italian Language and ESL teacher in schools and as a tutor and assistant lecturer in universities in Australia and abroad. Mia is currently conducting research on the long-term impact of civilian internment during World War Two in Australia as part of her PhD. Mia has recently written a number of newspaper articles on issues that focus on Italian civilian internment in Australia. She is also an Honorary Research Associate with Museum Victoria and an Honorary Justice of the Peace. Her upcoming publication is entitled Hidden Lives (in print) which is a collection of academic essays and original narratives from 20 internee families from across the nation.


  • 2013–present
    PhD Candidate, Faculty of Arts, Monash University

Research Areas

  • Migration (160303)
  • Australian History (Excl. Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander History) (210303)
  • Migrant Cultural Studies (200208)
  • Social And Cultural Anthropology (160104)


Honorary Justice of the Peace, Victoria