Ask An Americanist: Dr Diana Shahinyan

Diana Shahinyan received her PhD, “Authors at Law – the Jurisprudence of Investigation in the Detective Fictions of Dashiell Hammett and William Faulkner” from Sydney University in 2014, and currently works there as a casual academic. She has recently published articles in the Journal of Victorian Cultures, and the Australian Humanities Review. Her research straddles the nexus of law and literature, and she is currently … Continue reading Ask An Americanist: Dr Diana Shahinyan

Ask an Americanist: Dr Yves Rees

Dr Yves Rees is a David Myers Research Fellow in History at La Trobe University. They are a historian of Australia in the world, with particular interests in gender, modernity, mobility and whiteness. You can follow Yves on Twitter at @AnneLRees   Q: Tell us a little about your background.   History has been a passion since childhood and ‘historian’ was my career objective from … Continue reading Ask an Americanist: Dr Yves Rees

Ask an Americanist: Dr Nicholas Ferns

Dr Nicholas Ferns is a historian of international development, colonialism, and foreign aid who lectures at Monash University. His recently completed PhD thesis, “Beyond Colombo: Australian and Colonial Foreign Policy in the Age of International Development, 1945-75,” examined the ways that postwar notions of international development informed Australian policy in Southeast Asia and the Pacific. He has published widely in academic journals and The Conversation, and is … Continue reading Ask an Americanist: Dr Nicholas Ferns

Ask An Americanist: Dr Emma Hamilton

Dr Emma Hamilton is a Lecturer of History in the English Language and Foundation Studies Centre at the University of Newcastle, Australia. Her first monograph, Masculinities in American Western Films: A Hyper-Linear History, was published in 2016 and she has recently released a co-edited collection, Unbridling the Western Film Auteur. Her research interests include representation and cultural studies, especially film and history, and representations of … Continue reading Ask An Americanist: Dr Emma Hamilton