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Professor Melanie Nolan

BA (Canterbury), MA (Hons)(Canterbury), PhD (ANU)

Elected: 2016

Discipline: History

Specialisation: Biography;, Australian, New Zealand, Labour and Social History

Profile

Professor MELANIE NOLAN is the Director of the National Centre of Biography and the General Editor of the Australian Dictionary of Biography, Australian National University. She chairs the Editorial Committee of ANU Press’ series in biography, ANU.Lives. She specialises in biographical, labour and social history. She was on the judging panel of the Magarey Medal for Biography (2008) the Australian Prime Ministers Centre research and scholarship program (2008-2011); the National Biography Awards (2013-2015); and a member of the Royal Society of New Zealand’s Rutherford Discovery Fellowship Humanities and Social Sciences discipline panel (2015-16). She was a Visiting Scholar at Cambridge University (2013) and  S.T. Lee Visiting Professorial Fellow at the School of Advanced Study (SAS), University of London (2016). 

Awards

Melanie Nolan, Kin. A Collective Biography of a Working-class New Zealand Family (Christchurch: University of Canterbury Press, 2005):  Archives and Records Association of New Zealand (ARANZ) Ian Wards Prize; and shortlisted for Ernest Scott Prize for ‘the most distinguished contribution to the History of Australia or New Zealand published in the previous year’

Publications

Melanie Nolan (Gen. Ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 18, L-Z (1981-1990), (Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 2012).

Melanie Nolan, ‘Inequality of Luck: Accident Compensation in New Zealand and Australia’, Labour History, no. 104, (May 2013), pp. 191-212.

Melanie Nolan and Christine Fernon (eds.), The ADB’s Story (Canberra: ANU Press, 2013).

Melanie Nolan, ‘Welfare Limbo: Social welfare and citizenship debates about New Zealanders living in Australia’, Commonwealth & Comparative Politics, vol. 52, no. 3, (July 2015), pp. 253-272.

Melanie Nolan, ‘”Super” Debates within the Antipodes? Explaining differing New Zealand and Australian retirement policies in the late Twentieth Century’, Australian Journal of Politics and History, vol. 62, no. 3 (September 2016), pp. 435-451.

Contact

Website: history.cass.anu.edu.au/people/professor-melanie-nolan
Email: melanie.nolan [at] anu.edu.au

Contact Information

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