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Professor Raelene Frances

BA (Hons), MA, University of Western Australia; Ph.D. Monash University
ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences


Raelene Frances is a Visiting Fellow in the College of Arts and Social Sciences and currently Professor of History and Dean of Arts at Monash University. She will take up the position of Dean of the College of Arts and Social Sciences in June 2017.

She has published on the history of work, women’s history, Aboriginal/European contact history, religious and community history and has also co-edited several collections of essays on Australian and New Zealand history.

Her books include The Politics of Work, which won the Australian Historical Association’s Hancock Prize, Women and the Great War (co-authored with Bruce Scates), which won the New South Wales Premier’s History Prize and Selling Sex: A Hidden History of Prostitution, which was short-listed for the Ernest Scott History Prize. She is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia and former Chair of the Australian Intercultural Society Advisory Board.


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