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Associate Professor Anna Johnston


  • Bio/Profile
  • Associate Professor in English Literature in the School of Communication and Arts; co-leader Australian Studies Research Node (2020- ); Deputy Director of UQ's Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, 2018-20. ARC College of Experts (2021-); ARC ARC Future Fellow (2016-20). 
    Director, of the U of Tasmania Centre for Colonialism and Its Aftermath (2013-16); ARC Queen Elizabeth II Research Fellow (2007-14); Visiting Professor of Australian Studies at the University of Tokyo (2014-15); 
    She was appointed to the ARC College of Experts in 2020.
    She has authored 3 books and edited 4 others; she has over 50 articles and chapters in the field of colonial and postcolonial studies, literary and cultural history; her particular interests have been in settler colonialism, travel writing, and missionary writing and empire. She has had several ARC Grants and supervised over 20 HDR candidates to completion

    Involved with GLAM sector [Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums] to build & share knowledge between universities and the public in the cultural sectors; led a collaboration between UQ and the National Library of Australia (2019) to digitise the popular geographical magazine Walkabout (1934-74) on TROVE. She also has media and arts festival experience. Her first degree was in English and Music and she was a professional Flute teacher.

    BA (Hons), Grad Cert (Management), MA (1996), PhD(1999)