19 April 2024

Dunera Boys theatre production recreated for 81st anniversary

Associate Professor Ian Maxwell, Chair of Theatre and Performance Studies, is researching and recreating theatre created by the original Dunera Boys while interned as enemy aliens during the Second World War, including a musical revue titled Sergeant Snow White.
12 April 2024

Holding the Man at Belvoir holds precious memories for queer community

Associate Professor Huw Griffiths, in English Literature, reviews Holding the Man, a new production of Tommy Murphy's adaptation of Tim Conigrave's memoir. He says the 1995 book is a rare gift, capturing what it was like to grow up gay in the decades before the arrival of HIV.
09 April 2024

Advocating for change: Insights from Global Voices Scholars

We recently caught up with the 2023 Global Voices scholarship recipients, Majida Kassem and Meg Yates who attended the 68th Commission on the Status of Women (CSW68), the United Nations largest annual gathering on gender equality and women’s empowerment.
03 April 2024

Puppets could offer valuable support for autistic teenagers

Puppets could potentially provide autistic teens with a tool to communicate, express their identity and interact socially in ways that are uniquely their own, according to a new study by Dr Olivia Karaolis, lecturer in special and inclusive education.
03 April 2024

FASS Academic Leading the Charge in Australia's Skilled Immigration Policy Evolution

Associate Professor Anna Boucher has been appointed to the federal Australian government’s Ministerial Advisory Council on Skilled Migration. Her expertise bridging academia and policy impact and engagement is helping to shape Australia’s skilled migration landscape.
02 April 2024

Insights from a Social Policy Placement with Mission Australia

Meet Isobelle, a Master of Public Policy student with a passion for social policy who is undertaking a placement with Mission Australia.
27 March 2024

Unlocking Career Pathways: Placement Experience with Business France

Meet Lara, a final-year Politics and International Relations student with aspirations to become an international diplomat. Through her recent placement experience with Business France, she offers candid reflections on the practical realities of her field.
26 March 2024

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences announces new Deputy Dean

Literary studies scholar, Professor Matt McGuire has been appointed Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
22 March 2024

Svetlana Sterlin wins Australia's richest poetry prize

Svetlana Sterlin, a Brisbane poet, has won the 2023 Helen Anne Bell Poetry Bequest Award for her book-length unpublished manuscript called If Movement were a Language. The prize includes $40,000 and publication of her manuscript by Vagabond Press.
21 March 2024

American Civil War: prize-winning new book reveals plight of underage soldiers

Associate Professor Frances M. Clarke, an historian in the School of Humanities, has won the Lincoln Prize, the highest American Civil War history prize, for her book exploring the importance of underage enlistment in the American Civil War era.