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.
2018: Australian Historical Association/Copyright Agency Early Career Research Mentorship – $1500 AUD
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
2008: EU-AU Global Citizenship Scholarship Programme – $7,300 AUD
Andonis is on the organising committee and co-founder of the Australian Migration History Research Network - https://amigrationhn.wordpress.com/
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.
November 2017: Contribution to the Australian Historical Association Emerging Historian Blog Series (listed as the Association’s fourth most read blog entry for 2017)
June 2017: National Gallery of Australia, Defying Empire: 3rd Indigenous Art Triennial, Art for Lunch Series
July 2016:Greek Orthodox Community of Melbourne and Victoria Seminar Series
July 2016: Interview with SBS Radio (Greek)