Kay Saunders AM is Emeritus Professor in History at the University of Queensland where she taught Australian and American history. She is a distinguished national and international scholar in the areas of race and gender relations, cultural history, World War 2 and national security. Professor Saunders is the author of numerous books and articles, including 'Alien Justice: Internment in Twentieth Century North America and Australia' and 'War on the Homefront: State Intervention in Queensland 1938-1948', and co-author of 'Exclusion, Exploitation and Extermination: Race Relations in Colonial Queensland'. In 1999, she was appointed a member of the Order of Australia, and in 2001 she was made a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia. She is also Fellow of the Royal Historical Society (London) and of the Royal Anthropological Institute (London). After leaving the University of Queensland Professor Saunders was appointed Executive Director of the Brisbane Institute.