Ana Stevenson is a Lecturer in the Pathways Program at the Nguma-bada Campus of James Cook University. Her research brings transnational perspectives to the history of feminism and social movements by analysing women's activist networks from the nineteenth century to the present. Dedicated to creating dialogues between feminist, gender, and women's history and imperial and settler-colonial histories, her research spans the United States, Australia, and South Africa.

Her first book, The Woman as Slave in Nineteenth-Century American Social Movements (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019), recently appeared with "Palgrave Studies in the History of Social Movements." With Alana Piper, she also co-edited Gender Violence in Australia: Historical Perspectives (Monash University Publishing, 2019).

Additionally, Ana has been involved in a series of public outreach, digital history, and digital humanities initiatives. Established in 2016, she is the Founder and Managing Editor of VIDA: Blog of the Australian Women's History Network with Alana Piper (University of Technology Sydney). Ana is also the convenor of The Suffrage Postcard Project with Kristin Allukian (University of South Florida). Her writing has also appeared in news outlets such as The Washington Post's Made by HistoryAeon, and The Conversation. In 2021, with Kate Law (University of Nottingham), Ana has organised the Womandla! Online Seminar Series.

  • Women's History
  • Social Movements
  • Media History
  • Transnational History
  • Feminist Theory
  • History
  • Academic Literacy
  • Critical Literacy
  • Digital Literacy
  • 2021 to 2023 - Research Associate, International Studies Group, University of the Free State (Bloemfontein, South Africa)
  • 2020 - Casual Learning Advisor, The Learning Centre, James Cook University (Cairns, Australia)
  • 2016 to 2020 - Postdoctoral Research Fellow, International Studies Group, University of the Free State (Bloemfontein, South Africa)
  • 2015 - Internship, Arts + Culture Desk, The Conversation (Melbourne, Australia)
  • 2014 to 2015 - Visiting Scholar, Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies Program, University of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, United States)
  • 2013 to 2014 - Academic Tutor, St John's College within The University of Queensland (Brisbane, Australia)
  • 2013 - Sessional Lecturer and Course Coordinator, School of History, Philosophy, Religion and Classics, The University of Queensland (Brisbane, Australia)
  • 2011 to 2013 - Tutor, School of History, Philosophy, Religion and Classics, The University of Queensland (Brisbane, Australia)
  • 2010 to 2011 - Summer Research Scholar, Queensland Historical Atlas, The University of Queensland (Brisbane, Australia)
  • 2009 to 2010 - Summer Research Scholar, College of Arts and Social Sciences, Australian National University (Canberra, Australia)
Research Disciplines
Socio-Economic Objectives
  • 2019 - Covert Award in Mass Communication History, History Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
  • 2019 - Turrentine Jackson (Article) Prize, Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association
  • 2012 - New England Regional Fellowship Consortium
  • 2020 - Association for Academic Language and Learning
  • 2019 - Organisation of American Historians
  • 2016 - Southern African Historical Society
  • 2011 - Australian Historical Association
  • 2011 - Australian Women's History Network

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