Biography

  • Dr Fay Anderson is a senior lecturer in Journalism Studies in the School of Media, Film and Journalism. Before her appointment at Monash University in December 2011, she was a senior lecturer at the Australian Centre at the University of Melbourne.

    After graduating, she lived in Paris and Jerusalem for several years. Fay’s PhD thesis, which was awarded in 2003, was published in 2005 by Melbourne University Publishing and entitled, An Historian’s Life: Max Crawford and the Politics of Academic Freedom.

    Fay’s collaborative research with Richard Trembath on Australian war journalism was funded by the Australian Research Council and resulted in a series of public initiatives and publications. Their co-authored book, Witnesses to War: The History of Australian Conflict Reporting was published by Melbourne University Publishing in 2011 and was longlisted for a Walkley Book Award in the same year.

    In 2012, Fay was awarded an Australian Research Council Linkage Award with Michael Gawenda, Professor Kate Darian-Smith and Associate Professor Sally Young to investigate the history and significance of press photography in Australia. The Linkage partners are the National Library of Australia and the Walkley Foundation. She is also developing two new projects, one on journalists and trauma and the second on the Australian reporting of the Holocaust.  

    Professional Memberships

    • Australian Historical Association
    • Journalism Education Association of Australia
    • International Association for Media and History