• Frank Bongiorno
  • fellow
  • Professor Frank Bongiorno AM FRHistS FASSA FAHA
  • Fellow Type: Fellow
  • Elected to the Academy: 2019
  • Section: History

  • Biography:
  • Frank Bongiorno is Professor of History at the Australian National University where he is also Head of the School of History. He is a leading cultural historian of Australia whose work has covered a wide range of sub-fields, including labour, political, social and cultural history, and his scholarship has appeared in a range of different formats in Australia and abroad, scholarly and popular. He has a particular interest in the history of the Australian Labor Party, on which he has published widely. His books include The Eighties: The Decade That Transformed Australia; The People's Party: Victorian Labor and the Radical Tradition 1875-1914; and The Sex Lives of Australians: A History. He was co-editor of Elections Matter: Ten Federal Elections that Shaped Australia. He is a regular contributor to the media, especially Inside Story and The Conversation, and he has appeared on The Drum. He has also written for Australian Book Review, The Times Literary Supplement, the Monthly, the Australian and Fairfax Media. Prior to joining the Australian National University, he lectured at King's College London. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia.

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