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Associate professor, UNSW

I am an Associate Professor in the School of Humanities and Languages, and my teaching and research are both concerned with recent history. I teach and write on transnational histories of migration, displacement, refugees and the family, with a current focus on the Displaced Persons (DPs) who came to Australia via Europe and China. My forthcoming monograph, Destination Elsewhere: Displaced Persons and the Quest to Leave Postwar Europe after World War Two is published with Cornell University Press, 2021.

Experience

  • 2021–present
    Associate professor, University of New South Wales

Education

  • 2004 
    University of Sydney, PhD

Publications

  • 2014
    Representing the Past and the Meaning of Home in Péter Forgács’s Private Hungary, Laura Rascaroli, Gwenda Young and Barry Monahan (eds),Amateur Filmmaking: the Home Movie, the Archive and the Web
  • 2014
    The Somerton Man: A Mystery in Four Acts, , ABC Radio National, HIndsight
  • 2014
    Industry and sunshine: Australia as home in the displaced persons’ camps of postwar Europe, History Australia 11 (1)
  • 2012
    Aboriginal Women and Asian Men: a maritime history of 'color' in white Australia, Signs: Journal of Women and Culture in Society, 37:3
  • 2011
    Soft Histories: Making history on Australian television, History Australia, Vol. 8, No. 1,
  • 2010
    The Somerton Man: An unsolved history, Cultural Studies Review, Vol. 16, No. 2
  • 2010
    The Ties that Bind: Australia, Hungary and the case of Károly Zentai , Patterns of Prejudice, Vol 44, No. 3
  • 2005
    Troubled Waters: Borders, Boundaries and Possession in the Timor Sea, Allen and Unwin

Research Areas

  • Historical Studies (2103)
  • Sydney Australia
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  • r.balint@unsw.edu.au
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