About ANZASA Online

ANZASA Online is the blog of the Australian and New Zealand American Studies Association. It is an interdisciplinary space where scholars of the United States can share their research with the public, and a wider community of academics. ANZASA Online offers an international platform to the vibrant community of Americanists studying and working in the southern hemisphere, and helps to foster a greater sense of intellectual community among these scholars.

ANZASA Online is an inclusive space. We welcome submissions from scholars at all stages of their career (including graduate students and ECRs), regardless of their gender, sexual identity, ethnic background, class, disciplinary background, or institutional affiliation.

Copyright remains with individual authors who grant ANZASA Online a perpetual, worldwide, royalty free and non-exclusive licence to use, distribute, reproduce and promote content. For permission to re-publish any ANZASA Online post, in whole or part, please contact the managing editors at anzasaonline@gmail.com

Managing Editor

Kate Rivington, Monash University

52293297_804405523227372_2743085991504904192_n.jpgKate Rivington is a doctoral candidate in history at Monash University. Her dissertation is entitled “Transatlantic Anti-Slavery: Activists, Mobility, and Reform Networks, 1775-1888.” In 2018 she completed her Master of Arts (Research) at the University of Melbourne, and her thesis was titled “Our own worst enemy”: Southern Anti-Slavery Networks and Rhetoric in Early Republic and Antebellum America.” Her research interests include slavery, anti-slavery, the Atlantic world and race relations. You can find her on twitter @katerivington


Dr. Hollie Pich


Hollie Pich is a historian and freelance writer, based in Sydney. She completed her PhD in history at The University of Sydney in 2019. She is currently working on a book manuscript based on her dissertation, “Accommodating Jim Crow: Black Memphis and the Color Line, 1905 – 1939.” During the 2018 fall semester Hollie was an Endeavour Research Fellowship at Duke University.

Hollie is a social historian of 19th and 20th century United States, with a particular interest in race, gender, and the legal system in the American South. You can find her on twitter at @Hollie_Pich

Samuel Watts

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Samuel Watts is a doctoral candidate in history at The University of Melbourne, writing a thesis entitled “Living With Freedom: African American Experiences of Reconstruction in the Urban Deep South.” Sam’s current research focuses on the politics of race, gender and everyday spaces in the Nineteenth Century American South, but he is broadly interested in the historical legacies of racism and racial discourse in the US, Australia and beyond.