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About Professor Mary Spongberg

Professor Mary Spongberg   PhD History(SYD), BA (Hons) First Class (SYD) 

Professor Mary Spongberg is currently the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research) at Southern Cross prior to this she was the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences from the University of Technology Sydney (UTS).
Professor Spongberg is a renowned researcher and author in the areas of women’s and gender history, literary history and historiography. She launched the Centre for Advancement of Indigenous Knowledges at UTS which seen a record number of Indigenous higher degree research (HDR) students enrolled in the faculty and across the university.
Prior to her appointment at UTS Mary Spongberg was Professor of Modern History and Associate Dean of Research in the Faculty of Arts at Macquarie University, where she has been for the last eighteen years. Mary was formerly Head of the Department of Modern History and the Department of Modern History, Politics and International Relations, and was Interim Executive Dean of the new Faculty of Arts when it was established. Prior to being at Macquarie she was an NHMRC postdoctoral fellow in Women’s Studies at the University of Sydney.
Mary has taught Australian History, European History and Women’s Studies at Macquarie and the University of Sydney. She is editor of the international journal Australian Feminist Studies and on the editorial board of Women’s History Review. She is author of Feminizing Venereal Disease (1995), which was shortlisted for the Premier’s History Prize in 1998, and Writing Women’s History Since the Renaissance (2002). With Barbara Caine and Ann Curthoys she edited the groundbreaking Companion to Women’s History (2005) and she is on the Board of the New Historia at the New School, New York.


2019 - Present Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research), Southern Cross University Chancellory

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PO Box 157
Lismore NSW
Australia 2480


Journal articles (13)

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Books (6)

Book chapters (8)