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Professor Joy Damousi, Dean, National School of Arts and Humanities

Professor Joy Damousi is an award-winning scholar of memory and war, the history of emotions, and migration history in relation to refugees, humanitarianism and internationalism. She is one of Australia’s most distinguished historians and public intellectuals, and a leader in the humanities in Australia and internationally. In 2022 Professor Damousi was made a Member (AM) in the Order of Australia for significant service to social sciences and the humanities, to history and to tertiary education.

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Associate Professor Noah Riseman

Associate Professor Riseman has a longstanding interest in uncovering the histories of marginalised groups, particularly in histories of gender, sexuality and race. Examples include Indigenous participation in the Australian armed forces and LGBTI military service since the Second World War. His new project will document the history of transgender people in Australia, from the early 20th century until the present.

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Dr Ellen Warne, Senior Lecturer

Dr Warne is a senior lecturer in history. She has worked as a research fellow investigating the long histories of 'working mothers' in Australia. 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.

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Dr Benjamin Moffitt, Senior Lecturer

Dr Moffitt is a senior lecturer in politics. His research intersects comparative politics, contemporary political theory and political communications, and focuses on contemporary populism across the globe. Dr Moffitt has been a research fellow in Sweden and a visiting researcher in Berlin and Toronto. He is an associate of the Sydney Democracy Network and Uppsala University's Department of Government.

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