Joy Damousi is Professor of History and ARC Kathleen Fitzpatrick Laureate Fellow at the University of Melbourne. She has published widely on aspects of political history, women’s history, the aftermaths of war, and the history of migration and refugees.
She is the author of numerous books which include
- The Labour of Loss: Mourning, Memory and Wartime Bereavement in Australia (Cambridge, 1999);
- Living with the Aftermath: Trauma, Nostalgia and Grief in Post-war Australia (Cambridge, 2001);
- Freud in the Antipodes: A Cultural History of Psychoanalysis in Australia (University of New South Wales Press, 2005: Winner of the Ernest Scott Prize);
- Colonial Voices: A Cultural History of English in Australia 1840-1940 (Cambridge 2010); and
- Memory and Migration in the Shadow of War: Australia’s Greek Immigrants after World War II and the Greek Civil War (Cambridge, 2015).
Her work has appeared in leading international journals including American Historical Review, History and Theory, Journal of the History of Sexuality, Gender and History, Women’s History Review and Social History.
Her current research is on a history of child refugees and Australian internationalism during the twentieth century.
She is past President of the Australian Academy of the Humanities and President of the Australian Historical Association.
She was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in 2022 for service to the social sciences, humanities, history and higher education.
[June, 2022 edited]