Position

Lecturer
History

Qualifications

BA (Honours First Class), University of Melbourne, 2003

PhD (in History), University of Melbourne, 2009

Honours, awards and grants

2012: Invited participant in the US Department of State’s International Visiting Leadership Program on ‘Security in Asia’

2011: Establishment Grant, Flinders Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

2009: Overseas Conference Leave funding, Flinders Faculty of Social Sciences

2005: Gerald R. Ford Foundation Research Travel Grant, Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library

2005: Lillian Ernestine Lobb Scholarship, University of Melbourne

2005: Postgraduate Overseas Research Experience Scholarship, School of Graduate Studies

2005: Travel for Research in Postgraduate Study, Faculty of Arts

2004-8: Australian Postgraduate Award

2003: Margaret Kiddle Prize for the best fourth year thesis in pure or combined History, University of Melbourne

2003: Jessie Mary Vasey Prize for best thesis in Women’s History, University of Melbourne

Teaching interests

My focus is U.S. history and I teach topics that run from the 1600s to the 1990s. I have an interest in social history (gender, race, class, religion) and also political history.

Topic Coordinator:

  • AMST2001  Twentieth Century America
  • AMST3009  Civil War Era America
  • AMST3014  One Nation Under God? Religion in American Public Life
  • HIST1703  Turning Points in World History
  • HIST2020  Colonies, Empire, and Revolution: British North America 1500-1800
  • HIST3045  Guns and Butter: The United States in the Long 1960s
  • HIST7055  Historical Practice

Publications

  • Flowers, P.G. (2010). "A Movement in Disarray": The Right-to-Life Movement During President Ronald Reagan's First Term in Office. In Australian and New Zealand American Studies Association Conference. Australian and New Zealand American Studies Association Conference. Adelaide, Australia. Jul 2010.
  • Flowers, P.G. (2009). The Right-to-Life Movement and the Reagan Administration: Negotiating the Politics of Abortion. In Historians of the Twentieth Century United States Conference, University of Cambridge. Historians of the Twentieth Century United States Conference, University of Cambridge. Cambridge, United Kingdom. Feb 2009.
  • Flowers, P.G. (2008). The 'Baby Killer' Approach: The Anti-Abortion Movement and the Emergence of the New Right. In Australian and New Zealand American Studies Association Conference. Australian and New Zealand American Studies Association Conference. Sydney, Australia. Jul 2008.
  • Flowers, P.G. (2006). The Nomination of Sandra Day O'Connor and the Issue of Abortion. In Australian and New Zealand American Studies Association Conference. Australian and New Zealand American Studies Association Conference. Tasmania, Australia. Jul 2006.
  • Flowers, P.G. (2010). Review: Revolutionary Conceptions: Women, Fertility and Family Limitations in America, 1760-1820. Health and History, 12(2) pp. 150-152.
    [10.5401/healthhist.12.2.0150] [Web Link]
  • Flowers, P.G. (2006). Review: Phyllis Schlafly and Grassroots Conservatism. Melbourne Historical Journal, 35 pp. 104-106.
    [Web Link] [Web Link]
  • Flowers, P.G. (2017). 'A Prolife Disaster': The Reagan Administration and the Nomination of Sandra Day O'Connor. Journal of Contemporary History,
    [10.1177/0022009417699865]
  • Flowers, P.G. (2006). White ribboners and the ideology of separate spheres, 1860s-1890s. Australasian Journal of American Studies, 25(1) pp. 14-31.
    [Web Link] [Web Link]
  • Flowers, P.G. (2010). "A Movement in Disarray": The Right-to-Life Movement During President Ronald Reagan's First Term in Office. In Australian and New Zealand American Studies Association Conference. Australian and New Zealand American Studies Association Conference. Adelaide, Australia. Jul 2010.
  • Flowers, P.G. (2009). The Right-to-Life Movement and the Reagan Administration: Negotiating the Politics of Abortion. In Historians of the Twentieth Century United States Conference, University of Cambridge. Historians of the Twentieth Century United States Conference, University of Cambridge. Cambridge, United Kingdom. Feb 2009.
  • Flowers, P.G. (2008). The 'Baby Killer' Approach: The Anti-Abortion Movement and the Emergence of the New Right. In Australian and New Zealand American Studies Association Conference. Australian and New Zealand American Studies Association Conference. Sydney, Australia. Jul 2008.
  • Flowers, P.G. (2006). The Nomination of Sandra Day O'Connor and the Issue of Abortion. In Australian and New Zealand American Studies Association Conference. Australian and New Zealand American Studies Association Conference. Tasmania, Australia. Jul 2006.
  • Flowers, P.G. (2017). 'A Prolife Disaster': The Reagan Administration and the Nomination of Sandra Day O'Connor. Journal of Contemporary History,
    [10.1177/0022009417699865]
  • Flowers, P.G. (2006). White ribboners and the ideology of separate spheres, 1860s-1890s. Australasian Journal of American Studies, 25(1) pp. 14-31.
    [Web Link] [Web Link]
  • Flowers, P.G. (2010). Review: Revolutionary Conceptions: Women, Fertility and Family Limitations in America, 1760-1820. Health and History, 12(2) pp. 150-152.
    [10.5401/healthhist.12.2.0150] [Web Link]
  • Flowers, P.G. (2006). Review: Phyllis Schlafly and Grassroots Conservatism. Melbourne Historical Journal, 35 pp. 104-106.
    [Web Link] [Web Link]

Expertise for media contact

Subject Titles

  • Abortion
  • History - American
  • Religion
  • United States of America

Interests

  • Abortion politics in the United States (especially right-to-life activism and politics)
  • President Ronald Reagan
  • Religion in post-WWII America (Christian right/evangelical and fundamental Christianity)
  • US History

Contact

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Phone: +61 8 82017911
Email:
Location: Social Sciences South (310)
Postal address: GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Further information

Interviews

Retired doctor reminisces about rescuing Moonies cult followers in the 1970s

Interview by Simon Royal on cults and California in the 1960s and 1970s, ABC News (SA), 28 October 2017

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