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About Shirleene Robinson

Bachelor of Arts Honours - University of Queensland
Doctor of Philosophy - University of Queensland
Dr Shirleene Robinson received her BA (Hons) and PhD from the University of Queensland. She has lectured in history and Australian Studies at the University of Queensland and the University of Wales (Lampeter). Shirleene is the author of Something like slavery? Queensland's Aboriginal child workers, 1842-1945 (Kew, Victoria: Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2008) and the editor of Homophobia: An Australian History (Annandale, New South Wales: Federation Press, 2008). She has also published articles in journals that include Aboriginal History, Labour History, the Journal of Genocide Research, the Journal of Popular Culture, the Journal of Australian Colonial History and the Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society. She has presented conference and seminar papers both nationally and internationally, including at Australian Studies Centres in Beijing, Budapest, Copenhagen, Hohhot in Inner Mongolia, London, Dublin, Shanghai and Vancouver. She has received a number of academic awards and fellowships, including the Denis J Murphy Memorial Prize for History and a teaching fellowship at the University of Wales.


Present Assistant Professor, Macquarie University, Australia

Research Interests

Race, gender, sexuality and conflict in Australian history

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Honors and Awards

  • Denis J Murphy Memorial Prize for History
  • Teaching fellowship at the University of Wales

Contact Information

Phone: 7 559 52675

Articles (10)

Books (2)

Book Chapters (3)

Conference Papers (4)