Damien Williams is an historian with strong interests in the religious, social and political history of Australia and the British world.
He joined Monash University in 2010 and moved to the National Centre for Australian Studies in 2011. In 2015 he was named the Fryer Library Fellow at the University of Queensland.
His work at the Centre focuses on the intersection between history and heritage in Australia and the surrounding region. He is the unit coordinator of ATS1259 Exploring Contemporary Australia and the Faculty of Arts Transition Coordinator. Prior to this, he coordinated the Australian Research Council-funded Anzac Day at Home and Abroad, a centenary history of Anzac commemoration here and overseas.
In 2015 Damien was appointed to the City of Kingston‘s Arts and Cultural Advisory Committee to provide advice on community arts strategies and funding in the municipality.