College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
Jane Haggis is an historian who combines historical analysis with social and cultural theory. Her research interests are wide, but cluster around three themes: cross-cultural encounters, affect and power in imperial and post-imperial contexts. She has published widely internationally in feminist historiography and gender and empire, and is currently leading an Australian Research Council funded project [DP 170104310 2017-2019), ‘Beyond Empire transnational religious networks & liberal cosmopolitanisms’ with Professor Margaret Allen, Professor Fiona Paisley and Professor Clare Midgley. With these scholars she recently published, Cosmopolitan Lives on the Cusp of Empire: Interfaith, Cross-Cultural and Transnational Networks, 1860-1950, Palgrave Pivot, 2017. Her long engagement with critical race studies most recently saw the publication of “Situated Knowledge or Ego (His)toire?: Memory, History and the She-Migrant in an Imaginary of ‘Terra Nullius’” Ngapartji, Ngapartji. In turn, in turn: Ego-Histoire, Europe and Indigenous Australians (ANU Lives Series in Biography, 2014). It also led to an Australian Research Council funded project (with S Schech) From Stranger to Citizen: Migration, Modernisation and Racialisation in the Making of the New Australian” (DP 0665782) results from which she most recently published in “White Australia and Otherness: The Limits to Hospitality” in Cultures in Refuge: Seeking Sanctuary in Modern Australia (2012). She is currently working on a monograph from that project, provisionally titled: Storying the borderlands: imaginaries of modernity and the refugee in Australia. The book (with S Schech) Culture and Development, (2000), pioneered a postcolonial feminist analysis of International Development and remains a seminal text.
B.A. (Adel), B.A. (Hons) (Adel), M.(Econ) (Manc) Ph.D. (Manc)
I really love working with students in engaging and challenging but fun learning environments. I'm a great advocate for C21st. pedagogies that create flows between face to face and eLearning and offer personalised learning journeys for students. I am currently leading a team developing a transdisciplinary student/academic partnership laboratory where we work on wicked problems and real world projects using design thinking to develop real world solutions. My topics often surprise students initially, because they are based on a student centred, active learning partnership model of teaching but, once 'acclimatised' I get pretty good feedback from students about the 'deep learning' and life-long learning skills they have developed or deepened during the topic. The areas I enjoy teaching in are colonial studies, critical gender and race studies, global inequality and asylum seekers. A new passion of mine is how to understand, challenge and build a digital future that works for all species and the planet we live in. I am currently making opportunities to develop this curriculum. The big question that drives my teaching (and my research) is how can we all live together in difference in the C21st? Watch this space as I develop my teaching topics to reflect this interest!
Colonial Studies (Imperial emotion, internationalisms, humanitarianisms, gender, faith); Cosmopolitanisms: theory and practice, past and present; critical race studies, feminist historiography; feminist theory and methodology; postcolonial theory; decolonising curriiculums; post-human futures; digital pedagogies; migration and refugee studies;
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