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Ana Stevenson is a historian of social movements from the nineteenth to the twenty-first century, with a particular interest in gender and race. Her research examines the development of feminist rhetoric in transnational feminist and anti-racist social movements in the United States of America, Australia, and South Africa, as well as media representations of political women from suffrage to the present.

In 2015, Ana received her PhD from the University of Queensland, Australia. Between 2014 and 2015, she was a Visiting Scholar in the Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Program at the University of Pittsburgh, USA.

Ana is the Founder and Managing Editor of VIDA: Blog of the Australian Women’s History Network (est. 2016), with Alana Piper (University of Technology Sydney), and convenor of a digital humanities initiative, The Suffrage Postcard Project (est. 2015) with Kristin Allukian (University of South Florida, USA).

Currently, Ana is working on a book entitled The Woman as Slave in Nineteenth-Century American Social Movements, under contract with Palgrave Macmillan’s “Palgrave Studies in the History of Social Movements.”

Publications

Edited collections

Alana Piper and Ana Stevenson, eds. Gender Violence in Australia: Historical Perspectives (Monash University Publishing, forthcoming).

Ana Stevenson and Claire Cooke, eds. Special Edition: “Transnational Networks of Gender and Race in South Africa and the United States,” Safundi: The Journal of South African and American Studies 19, no. 1 (2018): 1-116.

Book chapters

Ana Stevenson, “From the ‘Radical Women’s Press’ to the Digital Age: Subversive Networks of Feminism in the United States,” in From Sit-Ins to #Revolutions: The Changing Nature of Protests, eds. Olivia Guntarick and Victoria Grieves (Bloomsbury Academic, forthcoming).

Alana Piper and Ana Stevenson, “Challenging Gender Violence,” in Gender Violence in Australia: Historical Perspectives, eds. Alana Piper and Ana Stevenson (Monash University Publishing, forthcoming).

Ana Stevenson and Brigitte Lewis, “From Page to Meme: The Print and Digital Revolutions against Gender Violence,” in Gender Violence in Australia: Historical Perspectives, eds. Alana Piper and Ana Stevenson (Monash University Publishing, forthcoming).

Ana Stevenson, “100 Years of Campaign Imagery: From Woman Suffrage Postcards to Hillary Clinton Memes,” in Nasty Women and Bad Hombres: Gender and Race in the 2016 US Presidential Election, eds. Christine Kray, Hinda Mandell and Tamar Carroll (University of Rochester Press, 2018).

Jon Piccini and Ana Stevenson, “Reading and Contesting Germaine Greer and Dennis Altman: The 1970s and Beyond,” The Far Left in Australia since 1945, eds. Jon Piccini, Evan Smith and Matthew Worley (Routledge, 2018).

Ana Stevenson, “‘Sitting in Cages’: Imagining Victorian Women in Neo-Victorian Film Musicals,” in Victorianomania: Reimagining, Refashioning, and Rewriting Victorian Literature and Culture, eds. Simonetta Falchi, Greta Perletti and Maria Isabel Romero Ruiz (FrancoAngeli, 2015).

Articles

Ana Stevenson, “Imagining Women’s Suffrage: Frontier Landscapes and the Transnational Print Culture Networks of Australia, New Zealand, and the United States,” Pacific Historical Review 87, no. 4 (in press 2018).

Ana Stevenson, “Sex, Scandal, and the Flag: Julia Gillard and the infamous ‘flag scene’ in ABC’s At Home with Julia,” The Journal of Popular Television 6, no. 3 (in press 2018): 381-403.

Ana Stevenson, “‘Cast off the Shackles of Yesterday’: Women’s Suffrage in Walt Disney’s Mary Poppins,” Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies 98, no. 2 (in press 2018): 69-103.

Ana Stevenson, “Harriet Clisby’s ‘Sketches of Australia’: Travel Writing and Colonial Refigurations in Boston’s Woman’s Journal,” Women’s History Review 27, no. 5 (2018): 837-857.

Ana Stevenson, “The Gender-Apartheid Analogy in the Transnational Feminist Imaginary: Ms. Magazine and the Feminist Majority Foundation, 1972-2002,” Safundi: The Journal of South African and American Studies 19, no. 1 (2018): 93-116.

Ana Stevenson, “The ‘Great Doctrine of Human Rights’: Articulation and Authentication in the Nineteenth-Century U.S. Antislavery and Women’s Rights Movements,” Humanity: An International Journal of Human Rights, Humanitarianism, and Development 8, no. 3 (2017): 413-439.

Ana Stevenson, “‘Bloomers’ and the British World: Dress Reform in Transatlantic and Antipodean Print Culture, 1851-1950,” Cultural & Social History 14, no. 5 (2017): 621-646.

Ana Stevenson, “‘Symbols of Our Slavery’: The Rhetoric of Dress Reform in Nineteenth-Century American Print Culture,” Lilith: A Feminist History Journal 20 (2014): 5-20.

Ana Stevenson, “Making Gender Divisive: ‘Post-Feminism,’ Sexism and Media Representations of Julia Gillard,” Burgmann Journal 2 (2013): 53-66.

Interview

Ana Stevenson and Claire Cooke, “Recovering the Transnational Life of Charlotte Maxeke: An Interview with Zubeida Jaffer,” Safundi: The Journal of South African and American Studies 19, no. 1 (2018): 9-15.

Awards/fellowships/prizes

  • Warden’s Medal for Academic Excellence, St John’s College within The University of Queensland, 2009
  • New England Regional Fellowship Consortium, 2012
  • UQ Future Leaders: Class of 2014, The University of Queensland
  • Research Grant, Golden Key International Honours Society, 2014
  • Postgraduate Travel Bursary, Australian and New Zealand American Studies Association, 2014 and 2015
  • Global Scholars and Diversity Grant, The Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, 2016
  • Travel Bursary, International Federation for Research in Women’s History, 2018

Public engagement 

Ana Stevenson, “The ‘new female costume’: The dress reform controversy in colonial Australia,” VIDA: Blog of the Australian Women’s History Network, November 29, 2017.

Ana Stevenson, “The Suffrage Postcard Project: A Replica Archive,” JHIBlog: The blog of the Journal of the History of Ideas, October 9, 2017.

Ana Stevenson, “‘Peace on Earth Good Will to People’: Holiday Reflections on Ms. Magazine,” VIDA: Blog of the Australian Women’s History Network, December 18, 2016.

Ana Stevenson, “Hillary Clinton and Julia Gillard: how the media shapes our view of leaders as ‘women’,” The Conversation, August 22, 2016.

Jon Piccini and Ana Stevenson, “The Female Eunuch and the Archives of Germaine Greer,” Radio Reversal – 4ZZZ, May 2016.

Ana Stevenson, “The suffragettes were rebels, certainly, but not slaves,” The Conversation, October 9, 2015.

Ana Stevenson, “Arthur Wilfred Wheatley: An Archival Portrait,” Wyvern: The Magazine of King’s College within The University of Queensland, Issue 28, September 2015.

Ana Stevenson, “Belle, Books, and Ballot: The Life and Writing of Nineteenth-Century Reformer Lillie Devereux Blake,” U.S. Studies Online: British Association of American Studies, special blog ed. Society for the Study of American Women Writers, March 13, 2015.

Ana Stevenson, “Deconstructing ‘Uncle Tom’ Abroad: The Case of an American President,” U.S. Studies Online: British Association of American Studies, February 9, 2015.

Ana Stevenson, “The Walter Reid Cultural Centre, Rockhampton: Back Again,” Queensland Historical Atlas, eds. Peter Spearritt and Marion Stell, 2010.

Ana Stevenson, “The People’s Republic of Woodford,” Queensland Historical Atlas, eds. Peter Spearritt and Marion Stell, 2010.

Ana Stevenson, “Schoolies Week: A Festival of Misrule,” Queensland Historical Atlas, eds. Peter Spearritt and Marion Stell, 2010.

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