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Professor Verity Burgmann

BSc (Econ) (London), PhD (ANU)

Elected: 1999

Discipline: Political Science

Specialisation: labour movements, social movements, direct action protest, radical ideologies


Dr Verity Burgmann is Professor in the Political Science Department, University of Melbourne. Professor Burgmann specialises in studies of labour and social movements. She has published extensively in labour history, racism and the history and politics of protest movements. Other areas of expertise include stratification in Australian society and the history of political ideas.


  • Verity Burgmann and Hans Baer (2012) Climate Politics and the Climate Movement in Australia. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press.
  • Andrew Milner, Simon Sellars and Verity Burgmann (eds) (2011) Changing the Climate. Utopia, Dystopia and Catastrophe. Melbourne: Arena publications.
  • Verity Burgmann (2002) Unions and the Environment. Melbourne: ACF/ACTU.
  • Verity Burgmann (2003) Power, Profit and Protest: Australian social movements and globalisation. Sydney: Allen and Unwin.
  • Meredith Burgmann and Verity Burgmann (1998) Green Bans, Red Union. Sydney: UNSW Press.
  • Verity Burgmann (1995) Revolutionary Industrial Unionism. Cambridge and Melbourne: Cambridge University Press.
  • Verity Burgmann and Jenny Lee (eds.) (1988) A People’s History of Australia since 1788 (four volumes). Melbourne: McPhee Gribble/Penguin.
  • Verity Burgmann (1985) ‘In Our Time’: Socialism and the Rise of Labor, 1885-1905. Sydney: Allen and Unwin.


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