Dr Mia Martin Hobbs is an oral historian of war and conflict. Her research interests include the Vietnam War, the War on Terror, memory, trauma, reconciliation movements, international history, and peace and security.
She teaches in the areas of modern US history and international history. She has expertise teaching ESL, historical simulations, and online pedagogy.
In December 2018, Mia completed her PhD at the University of Melbourne. Her doctoral project was a transnational oral history with Australian and American Vietnam veterans who returned to Viêt Nam after the War. She is currently undertaking a second transnational oral history project with women and minorities who served in the British, American, and Australian armed forces in the so-called War on Terror. Through a researcher residency in the Digital Studio, she is developing an interactive research mapping platform for analysis and visualization of spatial-temporal data.
Mia has published research in Australian Journal of Politics and History, presented research at national and international conferences, and written commentary for broader audiences in The Conversation and Australian Policy & History. She is a current recipient of the Contemporary Histories Research Group "History and Policy Award" and the Herbert and Valmae Freilich Project for the Study of Bigotry "ECR Small Grant".
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Honours, Awards and Fellowships
History and Policy Award
Early Career Research Small Grant
Early Career Researcher Mentorship Scheme
Gilbert Postdoctoral Career Development Fellowship
School of Historical and Philosophical Studies Fellows’ Essay Prize
Alma Hansen Scholarship
Norman MacGeorge Travelling Scholarship
Australian Postgraduate Award