Lecturer in Australian History
Research Higher Degrees coordinator for History, Sociology, NILs and Women's Studies
Co-editor of History Australia
Editorial board of the Australian Dictionary of Biography
The histories of pregnancy and miscarriage in Australia, reproductive politics, Australian feminism and postcolonial perspectives on Australian film. Catherine is in the early stages of a project on the history of domestic violence since 1788 with Zora Simic and Ann Curthoys, and she is currently working on a book called Relocating Jedda in Ngunnawal Country.
Catherine co-led an Office of Teaching and Learning (OLT) - funded project called 'The Power of Things' with the director of the Flinders University Art Museum, Fiona Salmon in 2016. As a result, she now teaches Maps and Dreams: Indigenous-Settler Relations in Australian History in the Museum where she utilises the extensive Indigenous art collection.
Catherine is the the academic co-chair (with Anthony Langlois) of the annual Peace and Global Citizenship program for Masters and Undergraduate level student in Hiroshima. This is the initiative of the International Network of Universities.
Catherine is a co-editor (with Melanie Oppenheimer and Matthew Fitzpatrick) of History Australia.
She is on the national Editorial Board of the Australian Dictionary of Biography and is a member of the South Australian Working Party. She is SA representative for the Australian Women's History Network.
Catherine appeared in a 2014 episode of the SBS series Who Do You Think You Are?
She is on the editorial boards of Studies in Australasian Cinema and Lilith, a Feminist History Journal.