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Twyford, Erin Dr. (pronouns she/her)

Lecturer

Overview


Dr Erin Twyford joined the University of Wollongong in 2011 as a casual tutor before being appointed as a Lecturer in 2019. Prior to that she had worked for organisations such as Deloitte Touche Tomhatsu and IMB Bank before taking up a PhD scholarship at UOW in 2014.

Erin’s research interests lie in examining the interrelationships between the State, business and accounting practices as they impact the lives of the citizenry. She is particularly interested in accounting history and critical accounting theory. Her PhD thesis examined the use of thanatopolitics and accounting during the Holocaust.

Erin teaches financial accounting and taxation to undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Top Publications


    Year Title
    2021 A thanatopolitical visualisation of accounting history: Giorgio Agamben and Nazi Germany
    Published in   Accounting History
    2022 Accounting for the Nazi Aryanisation of German banks
    Published in   Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal
    2022 Critical race theory, counter-accounting, and the emancipatory potential of counter-stories
    Published in   Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal

Research Overview


  • Erin’s research interests lie in examining the interrelationships between the State, business and accounting practices as they impact the lives of the citizenry. She is particularly interested in accounting history and critical accounting theory. Her PhD thesis examined the use of thanatopolitics and accounting during the Holocaust.

Available as Research Supervisor

Selected Publications


Impact Story


  • Accounting formed part of the techniques required to translate Nazi ideology into destruction. It followed the directions of the Nazi state and this decision would ultimately lead to the implication of the accounting profession in some of the worst acts perpetrated against humanity<br /><a href="https://www.jwire.com.au/accounting-for-evil-wollongong-phd-examines-role-of-numbers-in-nazi-germany/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.jwire.com.au/accounting-for-evil-wollongong-phd-examines-role-of-numbers-in-nazi-germany/</a>
  • <a href="https://stand.uow.edu.au/new-accountants/" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><strong>Accounting is no longer just about balancing the books and doing the company tax. Now, accountants help to save the oceans, bring murderers and terrorists to justice, and uncover how numbers have enabled horrific political ideologies.</strong><br /><br />https://stand.uow.edu.au/new-accountants/</a>

Available as Research Supervisor

Potential Supervision Topics


  • - Historical research
    - Social accounting
    - Study of accounting in its social, legal and political context
    - Taxation
    - Qualitative research
    - Theoretical development in accounting
    - Counter/alternative accounts
    - Modern slavery
    - Human rights

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) Gaps and Challenges of Governance in the Jordanian Public Sector. Jireis, Jwana

Keywords


  • Accounting History
    Critical Accounting Theory

Full Name


  • Dr Erin J Twyford

Mailing Address


  • School of Accounting, Economics and Finance, UOW

    Northfields Ave

    Wollongong

    NSW

    2522

    Australia

Located In Facility


Top Publications


    Year Title
    2021 A thanatopolitical visualisation of accounting history: Giorgio Agamben and Nazi Germany
    Published in   Accounting History
    2022 Accounting for the Nazi Aryanisation of German banks
    Published in   Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal
    2022 Critical race theory, counter-accounting, and the emancipatory potential of counter-stories
    Published in   Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal

Research Overview


  • Erin’s research interests lie in examining the interrelationships between the State, business and accounting practices as they impact the lives of the citizenry. She is particularly interested in accounting history and critical accounting theory. Her PhD thesis examined the use of thanatopolitics and accounting during the Holocaust.

Selected Publications


Impact Story


  • Accounting formed part of the techniques required to translate Nazi ideology into destruction. It followed the directions of the Nazi state and this decision would ultimately lead to the implication of the accounting profession in some of the worst acts perpetrated against humanity<br /><a href="https://www.jwire.com.au/accounting-for-evil-wollongong-phd-examines-role-of-numbers-in-nazi-germany/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.jwire.com.au/accounting-for-evil-wollongong-phd-examines-role-of-numbers-in-nazi-germany/</a>
  • <a href="https://stand.uow.edu.au/new-accountants/" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><strong>Accounting is no longer just about balancing the books and doing the company tax. Now, accountants help to save the oceans, bring murderers and terrorists to justice, and uncover how numbers have enabled horrific political ideologies.</strong><br /><br />https://stand.uow.edu.au/new-accountants/</a>

Potential Supervision Topics


  • - Historical research
    - Social accounting
    - Study of accounting in its social, legal and political context
    - Taxation
    - Qualitative research
    - Theoretical development in accounting
    - Counter/alternative accounts
    - Modern slavery
    - Human rights

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) Gaps and Challenges of Governance in the Jordanian Public Sector. Jireis, Jwana

Keywords


  • Accounting History
    Critical Accounting Theory

Full Name


  • Dr Erin J Twyford

Mailing Address


  • School of Accounting, Economics and Finance, UOW

    Northfields Ave

    Wollongong

    NSW

    2522

    Australia

Located In Facility


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