Dr Andonis Piperoglou

Academic Status

College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

place Humanities Building
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Andonis Piperoglou grew up on Ngunnawal country and has Cypriot and Castellorizian cultural heritage. He is a historian who focuses on migration, ethnicity, and race in the early-twentieth century. Andonis completed his dissertation, ‘Greek Settlers: Race, Labour, and the Making of White Australia, 1890s-1920s’, at La Trobe University. His thesis explored how Greeks were positioned in Australian racial imaginings while also investigating how Greek migrants-cum-settlers articulated a racialised sense of belonging within the contours of the Australian settler-colonialism. He was a recipient of the EU-AU Global Citizenship Programme and was awarded a La Trobe University Sustainable Research Excellence Grant. He is turning his dissertation into a monograph and is interested in bringing Critical Whiteness Studies, Transnational History, and Australian Migration History into closer conversation with each other. Andonis is a current recipient of the AHA/Copyright Agency Early Career Mentorship Scheme, is an Adjunct Research Associate in History at Flinders University, and lectures at the Australian Catholic University in Sydney.

Honours, awards and grants

2018: Australian Historical Association/Copyright Agency Early Career Research Mentorship – $1500 AUD

  • Mentor and Institution: Associate Professor Andrekos Varnava, Flinders University

2011-2014: La Trobe University Postgraduate Research Scholarship – $23,728 AUD per annum for 3.5 years

2013: University of New South Wales Workshop Travel Grant – $1,000 AUD

2012: La Trobe University Sustainable Research Excellence Grant – $6,800 AUD

  • Performed archival research at National Archives and Records Administration (Washington, DC), Special Collections & University Archives (California State University, Sacramento), and the Gus and Mary Stathis Library & Resource Center (National Hellenic Museum, Chicago, IL)

2008: EU-AU Global Citizenship Scholarship Programme – $7,300 AUD

  • International Student Exchange at Malmö University, Sweden (one semester) and Utrecht University, Netherlands (summer school)
Key responsibilities

Andonis is on the organising committee and co-founder of the Australian Migration History Research Network - https://amigrationhn.wordpress.com/

Research expertise
Australian studies/history
Greek migration and migrant culture
Historical studies
Teaching interests

At La Trobe University and the Australian Catholic University, Andonis has successfully taught on the topics of Nationalism and Empire, Immigration and Ethnicity, Globalisation and Transnationalsim, and Historiography.

Supervisory interests
American society, race and economic class
Constructions of racial and ethnic identities
Critical race and whiteness studies in Australian contexts
Greek migrant culture
Immigration and race relations in Australia
Immigration history
Transnational history
Expert for media contact
Ethnic affairs/Mutliculturalism
History - Australian
Race relations
Greek Migration, Australian Immigration, Race and Ethnicity
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  • Migration
  • Nationalism
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