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Dr Tanja Luckins Academic, Archaeology

Tanja is an award-wining historian whose teaching and research interests are broadly in Australian History and Australian Studies. She has published on cultural history and popular culture; material culture; myth, memory and history; food and drink cultures; the pub; World War One; the 1960s; and cosmopolitanism. Her first book, The Gates of Memory (Curtin University Books, 2004), based on her PhD which won the 2002 Australian Historical Association Serle Award for best postgraduate thesis in Australian History, was a study of loss and memory and the Great War in Australia. Tanja's research has been presented in numerous public and community forums, media outlets and Australian and international journals. Her publications include Go! Melbourne in the Sixties (with Seamus O’Hanlon, Circa 2005), which was highly commended in the 2007 Victorian Community History Awards, Collaborative/Community Work Award; Dining on Turtles: Food Feasts and Drinking in History (with Diane Kirkby, Palgrave Macmillan, 2007); and The Australian Pub (with Diane Kirkby and Chris McConville, UNSW Press, 2010). From 2007 to 2011 she was an Australian Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow at the Australian Centre, University of Melbourne, and from 2012 to 2017 taught and was head of Australian Studies at Deakin University.

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