Professor, School of Humanities
Fiona Paisley is a Professor in the School and a research leader in the Griffith Centre for Cultural and Social Research. An expert in international history, social justice history, and settler colonial history in the first half of the twentieth century, she convenes Writing History (3052LHS) and The Body in History (2054LHS) in the History Major.
Fiona’s books include Glamour in the Pacific: Cultural Internationalism and Race Politics in the Women’s Pan-Pacific (University of Hawaii Press, 2009); The Lone Protestor: AM Fernando in Australia and London (Aboriginal Studies Press, 2012); and Across the World with the Johnsons: Visual Culture and American Empire in the Twentieth Century, (with Prue Ahrens and Lamont Lindstrom, Ashgate, 2013) and the edited collections Uncommon Ground: White Women in Aboriginal History (with Anna Cole and Victoria Haskins, Aboriginal Studies Press, 2005); Critical Perspectives on Colonialism: Writing the Empire from Below (with Kirsty Reid, Routledge, 2013); and Sources and Methods in Histories of Colonialism: Approaching the Imperial Archive (with Kirsty Reid, Routledge, 2017).
- Historical studies: Australia in the World; histories of internationalism; social justice
- Gender studies: women in Australian and international history
- Postcolonial studies: anti-colonial movements and decolonisation politics
Current teaching areas
- Writing history
- The Body in History