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School of Humanities and Creative Arts
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Karl Popper 516
My work is in the often overlapping research areas of female imperialism,heroines in history and the construction of colonial and national identities (Transnational Outrage: the Death and Commemoration of Edith Cavell, Palgrave 2007/2015; Female Imperialism and National Identity, Manchester University Press, Studies in Imperialism paperback edition 2009; and a series of articles on New Zealand women heroines). My 2009 essay ‘Transnational Intentions and Cultural Cringe: History Beyond National Boundaries’ established my position as an historian of Canada with new ideas. Generally, I have published a set of book chapters and journal articles that engages with the leading historiography of New Zealand, Australia and Canada as settler societies. In this area, a co-edited volume with Catharine Coleborne on 'New Zealand's Empire' s was published by Manchester University Press, Studies in Imperialism in 2015. I have published in the top journals in my area of expertise, in particular Gender and History and the NZ Journal of History. I am an Australasian section editor for the journal History Compass. I serve on the editorial board of the New Zealand Journal of History and New Zealand Women's Studies Review. I am currently producing a major work on the global examination of heroines in history. I have a longstanding research focus on Christchurch, with Christchurch Ruptures, BWB, published in 2016. I have a co-edited volume, History:Making a Difference, due for publication soon.