BiographyDr Sharon Crozier-De Rosa is an Irish academic researching, writing and teaching transnational histories at an Australian university.
Born in Armagh, Ireland, I moved to Australia and undertook a PhD on bestselling fiction and women’s emotions at Flinders University. After working as a historical consultant for a child sexual abuse inquiry, I returned to academia. I was awarded a prestigious Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at Deakin University. Following that, I accepted a permanent position as a historian at the University of Wollongong (UOW) where I am now a Senior Lecturer in History.
My research examines the historical intersections between feminisms, nationalisms, imperialism, and emotions. I focus particularly on: gender, emotions, and violence; feminist ethics of violence; gendered dimensions of honour and shame; and, imperial and anti-colonial feminisms. My research crosses Britain, Australia, USA, and Ireland.
My books include:
Shame and the Anti-Feminist Backlash: Britain, Ireland and Australia, 1890-1920 (Routledge, New York, 2018); Remembering Women’s Activism (co-authored Prof. Vera Mackie, Routledge, London, in press); Changing the Victorian Subject (co-edited with Maggie Tonkin, Mandy Treagus and Madeleine Seys (University of Adelaide Press, Adelaide, 2014); and, The Middle-Class Novels of Arnold Bennett and Marie Corelli: Realising the Ideals and Emotions of Late Victorian Women (Mellen, New York, 2010).
I am the immediate past National Co-Convenor of the Australian Women’s History Network (AWHN), past recipient of the AWHN’s award (the Mary Bennett Prize) for the best article by an Early Career Researcher on women’s history in Australia, and current Co-Convenor of UOW’s Feminist Research Network (FRN). I continue to serve on the Editorial Board of the AWHN’s journal, Lilith: A Feminist History Journal. I am also an Affiliate Fellow of the Centre for the Study of War, State and Society at the University of Exeter.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Histories of Feminism and Anti-Feminism
Histories of Imperialism, Nationalism and Anti-Colonial Nationalism
Histories of Emotions, particularly Shame
Histories of Gender and Violence