Joy Damousi is Professor of History in the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies. She is the author of numerous books which include The Labour of Loss: Mourning, Memory and Wartime Bereavement in Australia (Cambridge, 1999); Living with the Aftermath: Trauma, Nostalgia and Grief in Post-war Australia (Cambridge, 2001); Freud in the Antipodes: A Cultural History of Psychoanalysis in Australia (UNSW Press, 2005; winner of the Ernest Scott Prize) and Colonial Voices: A Cultural History of English in Australia 1840-1940 (Cambridge 2010).
With Philip Dwyer she is the general editor of a four volume World History of Violence, due to be published by Cambridge University Press in 2017. She is also currently the editor of the History series for Melbourne University Press. Her current research includes war, trauma and post-war Greek migration to Australia; sound and the two world wars; and child refugees and war.
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Humanitarianism and Child Refugee Sponsorship. The Spanish Civil War and the Global Campai..
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Humanitarianism and Child Refugee Sponsorship. The Spanish Civil War and the Global Campaign of Esme Odgers
Journal article | 2020 | Journal of Women's History
This article explores the humanitarian work of the Australian Communist Esme Odgers during the Spanish Civil War. Odgers’s story h..
"We are Human Beings, and have a Past": The "Adjustment" of Migrants and the Australian Assimilation Policies of the 1950s
Journal article | 2013 | Australian Journal of Politics and History
This article argues that the assimilation policy adopted by the Australian government during the 1950s was based on a denial of a ..
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Honours, Awards and Fellowships
Ernest Scott Prize for 'Freud in the Antipodes: A Cultureal History of Psychoanalysis in Australia' (UMSW Press) 2006
FAHA - Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities
FASSA - Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia
Professor- Historical Studies
Historical And Philosophical Studies
Editorial Board Member
Gender and History (journal)
Member Of Association
History Council of Victoria
Women's History Review (journal)
Editorial Board Member
Labour History (Australia, journal)
Member Of Executive (200-2002) Editor Of Aha Twice Yearly Bulletin
Australian Historical Association (AHA)
Doctor of Philosophy
The Australian National University
Bachelor of Arts
La Trobe University