I am a Visiting Adjunct Fellow in the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences. Between 2012 and 2015, I was a Vice-Chancellor's Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the School of International Studies at Flinders. I have previously held research positions at the Australian Institute of Criminology and the South Australian Office of Crime Statistics and Research.
My current research project is titled 'Anti-Colonialism and Communism in the Commonwealth: A Comparative History of the Communist Parties of Great Britain, Australia and South Africa, 1920-1960'. This project will explore how the Communist Parties in Britain, Australia and South Africa embraced anti-colonial politics in the interwar and postwar periods, as well as their relationships with each other and with the Comintern in Moscow.
PhD in History, Flinders University (2004-2007)
Bachelor of Arts (History) First Class Honours, Flinders University (2003)
2011 - David Phillips Travelling Fellowship, Australian Academy of the Humanities
2010 - Faculty Large Project Grant, Flinders University (with Dr Marinella Marmo, Flinders Law School)
2009 - Australian Prime Ministers Centre Fellowship, Museum of Australian Democracy/Old Parliament House
2008 - University Research Budget Project Grant, Flinders University (with Dr Marinella Marmo, Flinders Law School)
2006 - Research Student Conference Travel Grant, Flinders University
2004 - 2007 - Flinders University Research Scholarship, Flinders University
2003 - Chancellor's Letter of Commendation, Flinders University
2003 - Jim M. Main Prize in History, Flinders University
British politics and history, Australian politics and history, South African politics and history, history of anti-colonialism in the British Empire/Commonwealth, history of the international communist movement, migration and border control policy and practice (Britain, Australia and European Union), labour history and politics, anti-racist politics, anti-fascism, social movement studies, 'race relations' and multicultural issues, the anti-Apartheid movement in Britain and Australia, riots and public disorder, public order policing, postcolonialism, national security policy and security studies, international criminal justice, counter-terrorism issues, refugee and asylum seeker issues, human trafficking, domestic criminal justice issues, legal history, serious and organised crime, money laundering and counter-terrorism financing, international terrorism in the 1970s, the Red Army Fraction, popular youth culture and politics, human rights and equal opportunity legislation and practice in Australia and Britain, post-Marxism.
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