Professor Christina Twomey

  • Christina Twomey is a Professor in the School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies. She is the author of three books, A History of Australia (2011, co-authored with Mark Peel), Australia’s Forgotten Prisoners: Civilians Interned by the Japanese in World War II (2007) and Deserted and Destitute: Motherhood, Wife Desertion and Colonial Welfare (2002). Christina has also published widely on the cultural history of war, with a focus on issues of imprisonment, captivity, witnessing, the photography of atrocity, gender and memory.

    Currently an ARC Future Fellow (2012-15), Christina is researching civilian internment and concentration policies at three different colonial sites in the late nineteenth century: South Africa, Cuba and the Philippines. She is also completing a book-length study, provisionally entitled Scars: POWs in post-war Australia, based on her ARC Discovery Project, Captive Australians. 

    See Christina discuss her work on Australian civilian internees on ABC TV’s 7.30 report by clicking here


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