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Professor in History, Australian Catholic University

I specialise in the history of marginalised social groups in twentieth century Australia, especially Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and LGBTI Australians. I am the co-author of 'Pride in Defence: The Australian Military and LGBTI Service since 1945'; 'Indigenous Peoples and the Second World War: The Politics, Experiences and Legacies of War in the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand'; 'Serving in Silence? Australian LGBT Servicemen and Women'; 'Defending Country: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Military Service since 1945'; and author of 'Defending Whose Country? Indigenous Soldiers in the Pacific War'. I am currently conducting projects on LGBTI military service since the Second World War and the history of transgender Australians.


  • 2008–present
    Professor in History, Australian Catholic University


  • 2009 
    University of Melbourne, PhD
  • 2003 
    Georgetown University, Bachelor of Arts

Professional Memberships

  • Australian Historical Association
  • International Australian Studies Association

Research Areas

  • Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander History (210301)
  • Australian History (Excl. Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander History) (210303)
  • North American History (210312)
  • Gender Specific Studies (169901)
  • Culture, Gender, Sexuality (200205)