PhD in History
2007-2012, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand.
Thesis title: “A Dual Exile: New Zealand and the Colonial Writing World, 1890-1945”.
BA (Hons, First Class) in History
2002-2005, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand.
Dissertation title: “The Effects of State Patronage on New Zealand Literature”.
Research Associate (Contract)
2020-present. Australia Countil for the Arts.
I am carrying out research on digital engagement with the arts and designing a new framework to better capture arts participation in today’s hybrid online/offline world.
Adjunct Research Fellow
2019-present. Western Sydney University.
In this role I have been involved with several projects on a contract/consultant basis, such as:
- Creative Industries Showcase: Developing a web platform to showcase students’ work.
- Young and Resilient Strategic Research Initiative - Recording Fairfield City's Rhythms: Advising on suitable participatory digital platforms, literature review.
- Digital Humanities Research Group - The Long Revolution of Women in Technology: Creating a prototype digital archive of materials.
Research Associate in Digital Humanities
2016-2019. Western Sydney University.
Curating a linked digital archive of publishing and literary correspondence as part of the ARCHIVER (Angus & Robertson Collection for Humanities and Education Research) project (funded by the Australian National Data Service).
2014 to 2016: University of Wollongong
Research assistant for an Australian Research Council-funded project on trans-Pacific passenger shipping and research assistant for the Centre for Colonial and Settler Studies. Literature reviews, data collection (digital newspapers) editing and reference checking, transcription and conference admin.
Western Sydney University.
- Australian History Around Us (Local History, 102516) 2019
- Global Digital Futures (Masters in Digital Humanities, 102412) 2018.
- University of Wollongong (Liverpool campus): Modern History (HIST111), 2017
- Western Sydney University: Australia and the World (100958), 2013-2016
- University of Wollongong: Locating Australia (AUST102), 2014
- University of Technology Sydney: Ideas in History (58103), 2014-5
- Western Sydney University: Global History (101910), 2013
- Monash University: Contemporary Worlds (ATS1325), 2013
- Australian Catholic University (Melbourne): Indigenous History (HIST106), 2013
- University of Canterbury: Kiwi Culture (New Zealand history, HIST243), 2010
- University of Canterbury: Medieval History (HIST130), 2007-2008
Grants and Awards
SPARC (Scheme for Promotion of Academic and Research Collaboration) Grant
2019-2021: With collaborators at Western Sydney University and Pondicherry University, India: “Digital Humanities in the Indian Rim”.
Digital Humanities Research Group Seed Grant
2019: With Teresa Swist: “The Long Revolution of Women in Technology”.
New Zealand History Research Grant
2018-19: “The evolution of the Tasman writing world in the twentieth century”.
Australian Academy for the Humanities Travelling Fellowship
2017: “Trans-Tasman educational publishing networks and Australian literary nation-building”.
DHSI Tuition Scholarship & SHARP New Scholars' Bursary
2017: Digital Humanities Summer Institute, Victoria, Canada.
AHA/Copyright Agency Bursary
2016: to attend Australian Historical Association Conference, Ballarat.
Edward Gibbon Wakefield Doctoral Scholarship
2008-2009: Visiting Graduate Student, Christ Church, Oxford.
Canterbury Historical Foundation Travel Grant
2009: to attend New Zealand Studies Association Conference in Frankfurt, Germany.
University of Canterbury Doctoral Scholarship
2004-5 and 2005-6: Social Science Research Centre, University of Canterbury.
Governance and Professional Service
- 2018. Co-convenor, annual conference of the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing (SHARP), Western Sydney University, 9-12 July.
- 2016. Organising committee, Colonial Formations: Connections and Collisions conference, Centre for Colonial and Settler Studies, University of Wollongong, November.
- 2018-present. Australasian reviews editor for Journeys: The International Journal of Travel and Travel Writing. Editor of Journeys special issue 17.2.
- 2013-2018 Advisory board member, Transported Imagination project (James Cook University), https://transportedimagination.com/.
- 2013-2015. Member of the Lilith Collective, the editorial committee of Lilith: A Feminist History Journal.
- 2018-present. Website manager for BSANZ (Bibliographical Society of Australia and New Zealand), member of Online/Social Media committee.
- 2013-2019. Founder and convenor, in association with the Australian Historical Association, of “Post-PhD Writing Cluster”, Sydney. I initiated and organised meetings to give non-affiliated post-PhD historians a forum to discuss their writing and receive advice on publication. The group met bimonthly.
- 2019. “Digital ‘Linked Archives’ and the trans-Tasman literary world”, Stout Research Centre for New Zealand Studies, Victoria University Wellington, 17 July.
- 2018. “Beyond borders: historical approaches to the ‘literary expatriate’ in New Zealand and Australia”, ANU History Department Seminar, Australian National University, Canberra, 29 August.
- 2018. “‘Throwing up the Sponge’: New Zealand writers and the Expatriate Myth”, Otago Centre for the Book, Dunedin, 13 March.
- 2017. “Using ARCHIVER (Angus & Robertson Collection for Humanities and Education Research)”, Waratah and Thistle, Angus & Robertson Symposium, State Library of New South Wales, 10 April.
Recent conference presentations and seminars
- 2019. “Literary gatekeepers and digital ‘Linked Archives’”, Reception, Production, Exchange: Australasian Universities Languages & Literature Association (AULLA) and Australian Reception Network (ARN) conference, University of Wollongong, 10 December
- 2019. “Digital ‘Linked Archives’, Pat Lawlor and trans-Tasman literary networks”, Bibliographical Society of Australia and New Zealand conference, University of Melbourne, 28 November.
- 2018. “Unsettling national repositories: digital ‘Linked Archives’ and trans-Tasman literary networks”, International Australian Studies Association (InASA) conference, University of Queensland, Brisbane, 4 December.
- 2018. “From first inkling to lasting reputation: a transnational study of Australasian educational print culture”, From First to Last Texts, Creators, Readers, Agents: Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing conference, Western Sydney University, Parramatta, 11 July.
- 2018. “Excel to MySQL: Digital refinements to The Expatriate Myth”, The Scale of History, Australian Historical Association conference, 4 July.