BA (Hons), PhD (Melbourne), FAHA
History, Heritage And Archaeology
Professor Christina Twomey is a Professor of History at Monash University, and an Executive Director at the Australian Research Council. Professor Twomey is a cultural historian of war, with specific expertise about concentration, internment and prisoner of war camps; the history of trauma and captivity; and photography and film about atrocities. Professor Twomey has also researched the history of humanitarianism and protection, the development of welfare programmes and the experience of poverty and dislocation. She has held visiting Professorships at Kyushu University and at the University of Copenhagen, where she was DEEWR Distinguished Visiting Chair of Australian Studies.
Professor of History, Monash University.
Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities;
Executive Committee, Australian Historical Association;
NSW Premier's Prize for Australian History (2018)
Chair, Board of Australian Historical Studies (2015-17)
Visiting Professor, Kyushu University (2017);
DEEWR Distinguished Visiting Chair of Australian Studies, University of Copenhagen (2012);
President International Australian Studies Association (2011-12);
NSW Premier’s History Prize Winner (2008), National Archives of Australia Margaret George Award (2004)
Frederick Watson Fellow, National Archives of Australia (2010);
Cribb, R., Twomey, C. & Wilson, S. (eds), Detention Camps in Asia: The Conditions of Confinement in Modern Asian History (Brill: Leiden, 2022).
Michaels, P. & Twomey, C. (eds), Gender and Trauma Since 1900 (London: Bloomsbury, 2021)
Twomey, C. The Battle Within: POWs in post-war Australia (NewSouth: 2018).
Peel, M. & Twomey, C., A History of Australia (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011).
Twomey, C. Australia's Forgotten Prisoners: Civilians Interned by the Japanese in World War II (Melbourne: Cambridge University Press, 200*)
Twomey, C. & Boyd, J., ‘Class, Social Equity and Higher Education in post-war Australia’, Australian Historical Studies, 47:1, 2016: 8-24.
Twomey, C. ‘Framing Atrocity: Photography and Humanitarianism’ in Heide Fehrenbach and Davide Rodongo (eds), Humanitarian Photography: A History (Cambridge University Press, New York, 2014), 47-6
Twomey, C., ‘Trauma and the Reinvigoration of Anzac: An Argument’, History Australia, 10:3, December 2013, 85-105.