Dr Alexandra Dellios

PhD (UniMelb), BA Hons (UQ)
Lecturer - Heritage Studies
ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
T: +61 2 612 55889

Areas of expertise

  • Migrant Cultural Studies 200208
  • Multicultural, Intercultural And Cross Cultural Studies 200209
  • Australian History (Excl. Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander History) 210303
  • Heritage And Cultural Conservation 210202

Research interests

Memory studies, public history, oral history, immigration and refugee histories


Alexandra Dellios is cultural historian in the Centre for Heritage and Museum Studies. Her research considers the history of migrant and refugee communities in Australia. She has published on child migration, popular representations of multiculturalism, immigration centres and hostels, and public history and heritage in Australia. Her current project, 'Making Migrant Heritage', is interested in the public history practices of grassroots community groups with a migrant background - and how they approach, interpret and redefine 'institutional' or official definitions of 'heritage' in the process of making their migration stories more public. Her book 'Histories of Controversy: Bonegilla Migrant Centre' was released with Melbourne University Publishing in August 2017. She was awarded her PhD in History at the University of Melbourne in March 2015. Previously, she gained first class Honours at the University of Queensland, where she was also awarded a University Medal. She remains engaged in oral history projects, community volunteering and heritage conservation efforts.


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