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Crozier-De Rosa, Sharon Dr

Senior Lecturer

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

Overview


I am a Senior Lecturer in History in the School of Humanities and Social Inquiry at the University of Wollongong, Australia. Before taking up this position in 2012, I was an Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Alfred Deakin Research Institute, Deakin University. Prior to that, I assumed the position of Historical Consultant for a child sexual abuse Commission of Inquiry and contributed to the final report, History of Children in State Care, 1860-2004 (Government Publishing SA, Adelaide, 2008).

I am an established international authority in transnational gender history, known for my distinctive work on the impact of emotions on performances of citizenship and protest. My body of work to date focuses on exploring the tactics of women involved in intersecting nationalist and feminist campaigns across the British Empire and United States from the mid-nineteenth to the early twentieth-century. 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 citizenship and their performances of that citizenship. Understanding how women navigated through and around the complex assemblage of physical, ethical and emotional criteria that makes up citizenship is intrinsic to understanding how they made sense of their place in a changing world order – one arising out of the clashing and meshing of imperialist, settler-colonial and anti-colonial aspirations.

I have recently published two research monographs: Remembering Women’s Activism (co-authored Prof. Vera Mackie, Routledge, London, 2019) & Shame and the Anti-Feminist Backlash: Britain, Ireland and Australia, 1890-1920 (Routledge, New York, 2018).

My co-edited collection with Katie Barclay and Peter N. Stearns, Sources for the History of Emotions: A Guide (Routledge Guides to Using Historical Sources), is due to be published in 2020.

I am the Deputy Editor of the international journal, Women's History Review, Editorial Board of the AWHN’s journal, Lilith: A Feminist History Journal, Committee Member of the Irish Studies Association of Australia & New Zealand (ISAANZ) 

I am also past National Co-Convenor of the Australian Women’s History Network (AWHN) and UOW’s Feminist Research Network, and past recipient of the AWHN’s award for the best article by an Early Career Researcher on women’s history in Australia.

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • My historical research examines the intersections between feminisms, nationalisms, imperialism, and emotions. I focus particularly on: gender, emotions and violence; honour and shame; and, imperial and anti-colonial feminisms. My research crosses Britain, Australia, USA, and Ireland (my native country).

    My current research project is: ‘The Woman Citizen & Political Conflict in Britain, Ireland, USA & Australia’.

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

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 historical research examines the intersections between feminisms, nationalisms, imperialism, and emotions. I focus particularly on: gender, emotions and violence; honour and shame; and, imperial and anti-colonial feminisms. My research crosses Britain, Australia, USA, and Ireland (my native country).

    My current research project is: ‘The Woman Citizen & Political Conflict in Britain, Ireland, USA & Australia’.

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

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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