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Crozier-De Rosa, Sharon Assoc Prof

Deputy Head School of Humanities & Social Inquiry

  • School of Humanities and Social Inquiry

Overview


I am an Associate Professor in History in the School of Humanities and Social Inquiry at the University of Wollongong, Australia.

My research focuses on the history of emotions and exploring the tactics and tracing the memory of women involved in intersecting nationalist and feminist campaigns across the British Empire and United States in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. 

My current projects include:

  • 'Archiving Social Movements & Building Historical Literacy for a Digital Age' (Lead CI, ARC Discovery Project, DP230100875, $343,268, 2023-25);
  • ‘We called it Justice for Women’: Jean Arnot and Feminism Between the Waves’ (State Library of New South Wales Visiting Scholar Program, 2023), and 
  • 'Memory-Keepers: Women Activists’ Strategies to Document their History and Preserve their Own Memory' (National Library of Australia Fellowship, 2020NLAF226).

My recent books include: Remembering Women’s Activism (co-authored Vera Mackie 2019), Shame and the Anti-Feminist Backlash: Britain, Ireland and Australia, 1890-1920 (2018) and Sources for the History of Emotions (co-edited with Katie Barclay and Peter N. Stearns 2020).

I am the Deputy Editor of the international journal, Women's History Review, Board Member of the International Federation for research in Women's History (IFRWH), Committee Member of the Irish Studies Association of Australia & New Zealand (ISAANZ) and Australian Women’s History Network (AWHN) Advisor and Editorial Board of AWHN journal, Lilith: A Feminist History Journal.

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • My research focuses on exploring the tactics and tracing the memory of women involved in intersecting nationalist and feminist campaigns across the British Empire and United States in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. My major innovation so far has been to insist on the importance of the emotional codes which govern men’s and women’s life experiences in exploring questions about people’s claims to and performances of citizenship.

    I am also working on a new project, Memory-Keepers: Women Activists’ Strategies to Document their History and Preserve their Own Memory, which was awarded a National Library of Australia Research Fellowship.

Available as Research Supervisor

Selected Publications


Available as Research Supervisor

Potential Supervision Topics


  • I am available to supervise students in the field of history, particularly projects related to feminisms and anti-feminisms, a cultural history of British imperialism, Irish history, and historical approaches to emotions.

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Alfred Deakins Daughters: Becoming modern women in 20th Century Australia Scott-Deane, Louise
    Doctor of Philosophy Marriage, Women's Nationality, and Australia's Asian Communities in the Early 20th Century Bellino, Emma
    Doctor of Philosophy A history of artists' depictions of heritage sites in the Hawkesbury from 1794 Roberts, Carol
    Master of Philosophy -LHA Connections Between Literature and History: Examples from Texts such as the Outlander series Mount, Kendell

Organizer Of Event


Outreach And Community Service Activities


Education And Training


  • Doctor of Philosophy in History, Flinders University of South Australia, Department of History, Faculty of Social Sciences, A Novel Approach to History: Arnold Bennett, Marie Corelli, and the interior lives of single middle-class women, England, 1880-1914 2004

Teaching Overview


  • I am currently the subject coordinator for:

    • HIST111 The Modern World across 5 campuses
    • HIST359 Empires Colliding: Britain and USA
    • HIST470 and HIST970 Research in History

    I respond to evolving historiographies and their contexts in my teaching. I bring my research expertise in cutting-edge perspectives in transnational and imperial/colonial histories, and gender and emotions histories, to inform and internationalise the curriculum. My subjects aim to foster a sophisticated, historically informed awareness of not only (1) how interconnected the world is, but also conversely (2) how that world is profoundly divided by gendered, ethnic and regional experiences. My design and coordination of HIST111 The Modern World and HIST359 Empires Colliding: Britain & USA challenges students to evaluate the impact of forces on both global integration and disintegration. I urge students to consider the contemporary relevance of the research questions (e.g. How do current debates about Brexit fit with what we know of the development of the British Empire?) I thereby contribute to a broader social aim of preparing students for encounters beyond the classroom. 

Full Name


  • Sharon Crozier-De Rosa

Mailing Address


  • School of Humanities and Social Inquiry, Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts

    Northfields Avenue

    University of Wollongong

    NSW

    2522

    Australia

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • My research focuses on exploring the tactics and tracing the memory of women involved in intersecting nationalist and feminist campaigns across the British Empire and United States in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. My major innovation so far has been to insist on the importance of the emotional codes which govern men’s and women’s life experiences in exploring questions about people’s claims to and performances of citizenship.

    I am also working on a new project, Memory-Keepers: Women Activists’ Strategies to Document their History and Preserve their Own Memory, which was awarded a National Library of Australia Research Fellowship.

Selected Publications


Potential Supervision Topics


  • I am available to supervise students in the field of history, particularly projects related to feminisms and anti-feminisms, a cultural history of British imperialism, Irish history, and historical approaches to emotions.

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Alfred Deakins Daughters: Becoming modern women in 20th Century Australia Scott-Deane, Louise
    Doctor of Philosophy Marriage, Women's Nationality, and Australia's Asian Communities in the Early 20th Century Bellino, Emma
    Doctor of Philosophy A history of artists' depictions of heritage sites in the Hawkesbury from 1794 Roberts, Carol
    Master of Philosophy -LHA Connections Between Literature and History: Examples from Texts such as the Outlander series Mount, Kendell

Organizer Of Event


Outreach And Community Service Activities


Education And Training


  • Doctor of Philosophy in History, Flinders University of South Australia, Department of History, Faculty of Social Sciences, A Novel Approach to History: Arnold Bennett, Marie Corelli, and the interior lives of single middle-class women, England, 1880-1914 2004

Teaching Overview


  • I am currently the subject coordinator for:

    • HIST111 The Modern World across 5 campuses
    • HIST359 Empires Colliding: Britain and USA
    • HIST470 and HIST970 Research in History

    I respond to evolving historiographies and their contexts in my teaching. I bring my research expertise in cutting-edge perspectives in transnational and imperial/colonial histories, and gender and emotions histories, to inform and internationalise the curriculum. My subjects aim to foster a sophisticated, historically informed awareness of not only (1) how interconnected the world is, but also conversely (2) how that world is profoundly divided by gendered, ethnic and regional experiences. My design and coordination of HIST111 The Modern World and HIST359 Empires Colliding: Britain & USA challenges students to evaluate the impact of forces on both global integration and disintegration. I urge students to consider the contemporary relevance of the research questions (e.g. How do current debates about Brexit fit with what we know of the development of the British Empire?) I thereby contribute to a broader social aim of preparing students for encounters beyond the classroom. 

Full Name


  • Sharon Crozier-De Rosa

Mailing Address


  • School of Humanities and Social Inquiry, Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts

    Northfields Avenue

    University of Wollongong

    NSW

    2522

    Australia

Research Areas

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