• Angela Woollacott
  • fellow
  • Professor Angela Woollacott FASSA FRHS FAHA
  • Fellow Type: Fellow
  • Elected to the Academy: 2014
  • Section: History

  • Biography:
  • Angela Woollacott is the Manning Clark Professor of History at the Australian National University and President of the Australian Historical Association. From 2004-2009 she was Professor of Modern History at Macquarie University, having previously been a Professor of History at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.

    Woollacott took her BA in Political Science and History from ANU before graduating with Honours in History from the University of Adelaide. After three years as a Research Officer at the Constitutional Museum of South Australia, she earned both an MA and PhD in History at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Her fields of research and publication have embraced British empire and postcolonial history, Australian history, feminist history, whiteness, modernity, biography and transnational history. She has served a term as Program Chair of the North American Conference on British Studies; served on the editorial boards of several journals and been a visiting professor at Oberlin College; a visiting scholar at Dartmouth College, the University of Melbourne, the University of Adelaide, and the University of California, Berkeley; and in 2002 she was a Visiting Fellow at the Humanities Research Centre at ANU.

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