Sharon Crozier-De Rosa (Australia)

Sharon Crozier-De Rosa is Associate Professor in History at the University of Wollongong, Australia. Her research is situated at the intersections of emotions, gender, imperial/colonial and violence histories, with a special focus on memory, affect and trauma. Transnational in scope, it spans Ireland, Britain, Australia and the USA. She is the author of Shame and the Anti-Feminist Backlash: Britain, Ireland and Australia, 1890–1920 (2018) which examines how imperial, settler-colonial and anti-colonial contexts shaped the emotional politics of early 20th century suffragism. She is co-author of Remembering Women’s Activism (with Vera Mackie, 2019) which exposes the ways in which women activists – including feminist, revolutionary nationalist, labour and those seeking redress for wartime sexual abuse – attempted to preserve their own memory in the face of geopolitical priorities. She is co-editor of Sources for the History of Emotions: A Guide (with Katie Barclay and Peter Stearns, 2020), also authoring chapters on the emotions of protest and emotions and intersectional identities. Her current project on women’s efforts to preserve and archive their own memory – ‘Memory Keepers’ – has been awarded a National Library of Australia Fellowship (2020). She is the past National Co-Convenor of the Australian Women’s History Network (AWHN) and past recipient of the AWHN’s award for the best article by an Early Career Researcher on women’s history in Australia. She continues to serve on the Editorial Board of the AWHN’s journal, Lilith: A Feminist History Journal, and is current Deputy Editor of the international journal, Women’s History Review.