BA (ANU), BA (Hons) (Adelaide), MA, PhD (History) (University of California Santa Barbara). FRHistS, FASSA, FAHA
History, Heritage And Archaeology
Professor Angela Woollacott is the Manning Clark Professor of History at the Australian National University. Professor Woollacott specialises in Australian history, British Empire history, women's and gender history; settler colonialism; political and cultural history, biography and transnational history. In August 2019 her biography Don Dunstan: The visionary politician who changed Australia will be published by Allen & Unwin. It was supported by an Australian Research Council Discovery Grant. Her most recent book is Settler Society in the Australian Colonies: Self-Government and Imperial Culture (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015), which was shortlisted for the Queensland Literary Awards - University of Southern Queensland History Prize.
Professor Woollacott was President of the Australian Historical Association from July 2014 to July 2016, and served on the AHA's Executive Committee 2004-8, 2010-18.
She is currently:
Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Historical Research and Publications Unit, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, 2015-19
Member, International advisory board, Settler Colonial Studies, 2009 -
Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Lilith: A Feminist History Journal 2010-
Member, Editorial Advisory Board, History Australia, 2017 -
Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities (elected 2014)
Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences (elected 2006)
Fellow of the Royal Historical Society (elected 1994)
Don Dunstan: The visionary politician who changed Australia to be published by Allen & Unwin on 19 August 2019.
Michelle Arrow and Angela Woollacott (eds.), Everyday Revolutions: Remaking Gender, Sexuality and Culture in 1970s Australia in press with ANU Press, to be published 2019.
Michelle Arrow and Angela Woollacott (eds.), ‘How the Personal became Political: The Gender and Sexuality Revolutions in 1970s Australia’, Special Issue of Australian Feminist Studies, Vol. 33, No. 95, March 2018.
Angela Woollacott, Settler Society in the Australian Colonies: Self-Government and Imperial Culture (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015)
- Angela Woollacott et al. (2012), Series editor for History for the Australian Curriculum (Years 7- 10) (Melbourne: Cambridge University Press)
- Angela Woollacott (2011), Race and the Modern Exotic: Three 'Australian' Women on Global Display (Clayton, Vic: Monash University Publishing)
- Deacon, D., Russell, P. & Woollacott, A., (Eds.) (2010) Transnational Lives: Biographies of Global Modernity, 1700-present. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
- Deacon, D., Russell, P. & Woollacott, A., (Eds.) (2008) Transnational Ties: Australian Lives in the World. Canberra: ANU E-Press.
- Angela Woollacott (2007) 'Gender and Sexuality', In Australia's Empire (Volume of the Oxford History of the British Empire). Stuart Ward and Deryck Schreuder (eds.). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
- Angela Woollacott (2006) Gender and Empire. Basingstroke, U.K: Palgrave Macmillan.
- Angela Woollacott (2003) 'Creating the White Colonial Woman: Mary Gaunt's Imperial Adventuring and Australian Cultural History', In Cultural History in Australia. Hsn-Ming Teo and Richard White (eds.). Sydney: UNSW Press.
- Angela Woollacott (2001) To Try Her Fortune in London: Australian Women, Colonialism, and Modernity. New York: Oxford University Press.
- Angela Woollacott (2000) 'The Colonial Flaneuse: Australian Women Negotiating Turn-of-the-Century London', Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society (25: No.3: 761-87).
- Mrinalini Sinha, Donna Guy and Angela Woollacott (eds.) (1999), Feminisms and Internationalism (Oxford: Blackwell Publishers)
- Angela Woollacott (1997) 'All this is the Empire, I told myself : Australian Women's Voyages Home and the Articulation of Colonial Whiteness', The American Historical Review (102: No.4: 1003-1029).
- Angela Woollacott (1994), On Her Their Lives Depend: Munitions Workers in the Great War (Berkeley: University of California Press)
- Miriam Cooke and Angela Woollacott (eds.) (1993), Gendering War Talk (Princeton NJ: Princeton University Press)