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Dr Benjamin Moffitt is senior lecturer in Politics. His research is located at the intersection of comparative politics, contemporary political theory and political communications, and focuses on populism across the globe. Dr Moffitt joined ACU in 2018. Prior to this, he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Uppsala University and Stockholm University, Sweden. He received his PhD from the University of Sydney in 2014, and his Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from the University of Wollongong.
Dr Moffitt is a frequent commentator on populism in the Australian and international press and he is the author of three books on this topic. In 2018, he was named one of the Top Five Humanities and Social Sciences Early Career Researchers in Australia by the ABC. His work has appeared in outlets such as The Economist, The Huffington Post, The Washington Post, The Guardian, Bloomberg News, The Conversation, and on the ABC and BBC World Service.
Dr Ellen Warne is a senior lecturer in history. She has worked as a research fellow investigating the long histories of “working mothers” in Australia and has been published with colleagues. Her major research interest has focused on women in women-only organisations from the suffrage campaigns onwards, including the long-standing debates around family values and contrasting dynamics that required women’s political and economic engagement in Australia.
Dr Warne is a member of the research team concentrating on historicising social policy and change in Australia. She regularly presents papers at conferences, including at the Australian Historical Association conference over the past three years, and was an invited speaker at the international conference on the Colonial Girl
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