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Professor Diane Kirkby Emeritus Professor, HUSS School Operations

Professor Kirkby currently holds an Australian Research Council grant to undertake a history of international maritime unionism. Her research interests revolve around labour history and gender; women's paid work as journalists, barmaids, seafarers; the intersection of law and history and the history of feminism. Professor Kirkby won the WK Hancock Prize for her book Alice Henry: The Power of Pen and Voice. She was awarded a Fulbright postdoctoral award to the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and has held fellowships at the Humanities Research Centre, State University of New York at Stony Brook, and Wolfsohn College Oxford. She is an elected Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia and the Australian Academy of the Humanities.


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