Professor Angela Woollacott
Areas of expertise
- Australian History (Excl. Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander History) 210303
- British History 210305
- Gender Specific Studies 169901
- Biography 210304
- Historical Studies 2103
Australian history; British Empire and postcolonial history; biography; political history; women's and gender history; transnational history; whiteness and settler colonialism.
Angela Woollacott is the Manning Clark Professor of History. From 2004 to 2009 she was Professor of Modern History at Macquarie University. Prior to that she was a Professor of History at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.
Her areas of research, research supervision and teaching include Australian history; British Empire and postcolonial history; political history; women's and gender history; biography; colonialism; modernity and transnational histories.
Professor Woollacott is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia, and is currently the President of the Australian Historical Association. She has been a visiting professor at Oberlin College; a visiting scholar at Dartmouth College, the University of Melbourne, the University of Adelaide, and the University of California, Berkeley; and in 2002 she was a Visiting Fellow at the Humanities Research Centre at ANU.
1. Don Dunstan: A Biography
I currently hold an Australian Research Council Discovery Project grant to research and write a full, comprehensive biography of Don Dunstan, the transformative Premier of South Australia in the 1960s-70s who was a major political figure nationally and internationally.
Grants are drawn from ARIES. To add Projects or Grants please contact your College Research Office.
- Don Dunstan and political and social reform in Australia (Primary Investigator)
- Settler society in the Australian colonies: The political and cultural changes of the 1830s-1860s in imperial context (Primary Investigator)