Academic with expertise in Australian feminism, maternity, literature
Alison completed her degrees as a mature-aged student at James Cook University in North Queensland, and was drawn to the connections between Australian women’s writing, feminist theory, and philosophy. She worked for 10 years in literature at the University of Southern Queensland in Toowoomba before going to Perth to teach Women’s Studies (then Gender Studies) at the University of Western Australia, which she has been doing for the past decade. Alison’s research was originally in Australian literature, then moved to contemporary maternal cultures, then to histories of Australian feminism since the 1970s and especially the women’s peace movement of the 1980s. She has worked with the National Museum of Australia as a consultant on including feminism in the national collection, and published on feminist cultures, social memory, and feminist museology.
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