Professor Jenny Hocking is Research Professor and ARC Discovery Outstanding Researcher Award (DORA) Fellow in the National Centre for Australian Studies. She is a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia and a well-known biographer and script-writer and a highly regarded scholar and commentator on Australian politics and history, political biography, counter-terrorism and security matters.
Gough Whitlam: His Time, the much-anticipated second volume of Professor Hocking’s two-volume biography of the former Labor Prime Minister, Gough Whitlam was published in 2012 by Melbourne University Publishing and has been short-listed in several national literary awards including the National Biography Award, Queensland Literary Awards and for the Australian History Prize in the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards. The first volume, Gough Whitlam: A Moment in History, was published by Melbourne University Publishing in 2008 and was also short-listed in several national literary awards including the Margarey Medal for Biography, The Age Book of the Year and the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards.
- Professor Jenny Hocking will speak at the National Archives of Australia in Canberra at their regular ‘Speakers’ Corner’ event on Sunday 16 February about her ... Read more
- Gough Whitlam: His Time (MUP 2012), the second volume of Professor Jenny Hocking’s two-volume biography of the former Labor Prime Minister, Gough Whitlam, has been shortlisted for ... Read more
- Professor Jenny Hocking’s latest book, Gough Whitlam: His Time, was shortlisted for the National Biography Award. Professor Peter Fitzpatrick won the award for his double ... Read more
- ‘Now it’s Abbott with questions to answer…’ Professor Jenny Hocking’s recent opinion piece for The Drum analyses the use of parliamentary Question Time by the ... Read more