BA (Hons), PhD (Melbourne), FAHA


Professor Christina Twomey is a Professor and Head of History at Monash University, Vice-President of Academic Board and Director of the Faculty of Arts Focus Program in Global Conflict and Violence. She was previously an ARC Future Fellow. 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. Her current projects include ‘Australia’s Asian Garrisons and regional engagement 1945-88’ and a history of the development of the concentration camp in the late-nineteenth century. An expert on both nineteenth and twentieth-century Australian history, Professor Twomey has also researched the history of humanitarianism and protection, the development of welfare programmes and the experience of poverty and dislocation.

Professor of History, Monash University.

Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities;

Executive Committee, Australian Historical Association;

Chair, Board of Australian Historical Studies;

Visiting Professor, Kyushu University (2016);

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 (2010);

Twomey, C. & Boyd, J., ‘Class, Social Equity and Higher Education in post-war Australia’, Australian Historical Studies, 47:1, 2016: 8-24.

‘Compensating prisoners of war of Japan in post-war Australia’, in J. Beaumont, L Grant and A. Pegram (eds), Beyond Surrender: Australian Prisoners of War 1915-53, (Carlton: Melbourne University Press, 2015), 254-75.

‘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.

Peel, M. & Twomey, C., A History of Australia (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011).