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Pirate Historian, The University of Melbourne

I completed my PhD in the School of History and Philosophical Studies at the University of Melbourne in August 2018.


  • –present
    PhD student in Pirate History, University of Melbourne
  • 2016–present
    Tutor, University of Melbourne


  • 2012 
    University of Melbourne, PGrad Dip in International Studies
  • 2004 
    Curtin University of Technology, PGrad Dip in Electronic Commerce
  • 2001 
    Curtin University of Technology, Bachelor of Business Administration


  • 2016
    Prosecuting privateers for piracy: how piracy law transitioned from treason to a crime against property, International Journal of Maritime History
  • 2014
    A Somali in an American court: the communication challenges for western countries prosecuting Somali pirates., The Way Things Aren’t (Book Chapter)
  • 2014
    A matter of national pride: Indonesia responds to a Somali pirate attack., Political Science Applied (Special Issue)

Professional Memberships

  • Australian Historical Association