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The Future of Roe

By Dr. Prudence Flowers – Flinders University   On 27 June 2018, Justice Anthony Kennedy made the shock announcement that he was retiring from the US Supreme Court. The departure of Kennedy, a crucial swing vote on reproductive rights, means that the future of legal abortion once again hangs in the balance. This precarious state […]

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ANZASA: Past, Present, Future

Reflections on my time in ANZASA, 2004-

By Professor Timothy Minchin. ANZASA president (2015-) I moved to Australia from the UK in 2004, when I took up my position teaching North American history at La Trobe University’s main campus in the northern suburbs of Melbourne.  La Trobe had a rich tradition in American history, and upon arrival I was told a lot […]

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ANZASA: Past, Present, Future

Welcome to ANZASA Online

The idea for this blog came about rather inauspiciously. We were in Dallas for a conference about the American South when, walking around the dimly-lit book hall between sessions, and fuelled by the mixture of exhaustion and euphoria that a good conference engenders, we made plans.  Unlike most of the grand plans concocted then—and since—this […]

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ANZASA Conference

ANZASA Conference Blog #1

By Associate Professor Jennifer Frost and Dr Paul Taillon The ANZASA conference is returning to Auckland, New Zealand after 15 years!  The dates have been set—14-16 July 2019—and the location too—The University of Auckland.  Our American Studies community in Auckland is comprised of academic staff and undergraduate and postgraduate students in History, English, Media & […]

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ANZASA: Past, Present, Future

ANZASA: A Brief Overview

By Professor Peter Bastian  For a long period after the establishment of universities in Australia and New Zealand, separate studies of the United States, in any discipline, were quite rare. However, by the 1960s ties to Britain were starting to weaken and there was a greater interest in the United States. Professor Norman Harper at […]