Dr Prudence Flowers

Lecturer

College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

place Social Science South (310)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia
Qualifications

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

PhD (in History), University of Melbourne, 2009

Honours, awards and grants

2018: Catherine Helen Spence Memorial Scholarship ($25,000)

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 ($8,000)

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

2005: Gerald R. Ford Foundation Research Travel Grant, Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library ($2,000)

2005: Lillian Ernestine Lobb Scholarship, University of Melbourne ($8,000)

2005: Postgraduate Overseas Research Experience Scholarship, School of Graduate Studies ($3,500)

2005: Travel for Research in Postgraduate Study, Faculty of Arts ($1,350)

2004-8: Australian Postgraduate Award

2003: Margaret Kiddle Prize for the best fourth year thesis in pure or combined History, University of Melbourne ($590)

2003: Jessie Mary Vasey Prize for best thesis in Women’s History, University of Melbourne ($1,000)

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
HIST2020 Colonies, Empire, and Revolution: British North America 1500-1800
HIST3045 Guns and Butter: The United States in the Long 1960s
HIST7055 Historical Practice
HIST3009 Civil War Era America
HIST3010 One Nation Under God? Religion in American Public Life
HIST1703 Turning Points in World History
HIST2076 The Divided States of America, 1920-2000
Supervisory interests
Abortion
American society and political issues
Contemporary histories of the United States
History, religious
History, women's
Public health law
Reproductive politics
The history of the body
US conservatism
Higher degree by research supervision
Current
Associate supervisor: History (3)
Completion
Associate supervisor: American Studies (1)
Expert for media contact
Abortion
History - American
Religion
United States of America
Abortion politics in the United States
Feminism
Late termination of pregnancy
President Ronald Reagan
Religion in post-WWII America
US History
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0427 398 713
Media expertise
  • Abortion
  • History - American
  • Religion
  • United States of America
Interests
  • Abortion politics in the United States
  • Feminism
  • Late termination of pregnancy
  • President Ronald Reagan
  • Religion in post-WWII America
  • US History
Further information

Media interviews

'American tactics have been brought to Australia as the abortion debate continues to divide,' The Advertiser, August 2019

Radio interview on Australian right-to-life tactics, 3CR Radio (Melbourne), August 2019

Radio interview on NSW, SA, and abortion, Radio Adelaide, August 2019

Radio interview on 'What is feminism?', Mornings with David Bevan, ABC Adelaide, June 2019

Radio interview on Alabama and US abortion politics, Drive with Richard Glover (Sydney), May 2019

Alabama's abortion law is just the beginning — activists want to overturn Roe v Wade, ABC News online, May 2019

Could the US ban abortion? The Signal podcast, May 2019

Television interview about US abortion law and politics, The Drum, May 2019

Outdated and Oppressive: US abortion laws tighten, Radio Adelaide, May 2019

Alabama's State Senate passes near-total ban on abortion, RN Drive, May 2019

Radio interview about Catherine Helen Spence project, ABC Radio Adelaide, November 2018

'Late-term abortion help,' The Advertiser, November 2018

Retired doctor reminisces about rescuing Moonies cult followers in the 1970s, ABC News online, October 2017

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

Book reviews

Prudence Flowers reviews 'Civilizing Torture: An American Tradition' by W. Fitzhugh Brundage, Australian Book Review, March 2019

Invited blog posts

How the US right-to-life movement is influencing the abortion debate in Australia, The Conversation, August 2019

US States pushing for Roe v. Wade test case in Supreme Court, Lowy Institute, July 2019

The Resilience of Roe: US Abortion Bans and the 2020 Election, Australian Outlook, June 2019

The Republican Party, the Supreme Court, and Competing Anti-Abortion Strategies, ANZASA Online, June 2019

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