ANU Australian Studies Institute Visiting Fellowship Program 2022-23

MFJ Monash Senior Lecturer, Dr Kate Fitch, is the first Visiting Fellow in the ANU Australian Studies Institute (AuSI) Visiting Fellowship Program 2022 – 2023, and is currently working at ANU. Her Fellowship project investigates Phyllis Parkinson, who worked for the Australian Wine Board from the early 1950s to the late 1970s and whose public relations work largely targeted women and helped normalise wine consumption in the home, creating a strong domestic market for Australian wine and changing perceptions around women and alcohol. Kate will spend August in Canberra, where she has access to wine records in the National Library of Australia and the National Archives of Australia, as well as the Noel Butlin Archives at ANU. She was also invited speak on 'Wine, Women & PR' at the Visiting Fellows Dinner on 16 August, hosted ANU Vice-Chancellor, Professor Brian Schmidt AC.

The ANU Australian Studies Institute (AuSI) Visiting Fellowship Program 2022 – 23 has commenced, with the first Visiting Fellow, Dr Kate Fitch, joining the Institute last week.

The level of interest in the inaugural round of Fellowships was very high and the quality of the applications uniformly excellent. AuSI awarded 14 Fellowships across a range of disciplines spanning human rights, history, climate change, politics, the environment, Indigenous Australia, bushfire evacuation technology and planetary health.  Applications were received from all continents demonstrating a high-level of interest in Australian Studies globally.

“We are very pleased that so many scholars had an interest in coming to work with us. I’d like to thank each and every applicant and congratulate all of the successful Visiting Fellows in our 2022 - 23 Program. I look forward to collaborating on and promoting research excellence in Australian Studies through this great program.”

- Professor Paul Pickering, Director, ANU Australian Studies Institute

The 2022 – 23 Visiting Fellowship Program was officially launched by ANU Vice-Chancellor, Professor Brian P. Schmidt, at the April Visiting Fellows Dinner hosted by the Institute. The Program brings together early and mid-career researchers to conduct innovative research that promotes the study of Australia or transnational and comparative research involving Australia.

Applications for Semester 2 2023 will open in February 2023.

View the full list of AuSI’s 2022 – 2023 Visiting Fellows