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Professor Kate Darian-Smith

Professor Kate Darian-Smith holds joint appointments as Professor of Australian Studies and History and Chair of the History Program in the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies, and Professor of Cultural Heritage in the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning.

Kate has held senior administrative positions within the Faculty of Arts, including Deputy Dean and Associate Dean (International and Graduate Studies). In 2008 she was elected as Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia (ASSA). In 2010 she was appointed to the Humanities and Creative Arts Research Evaluation Committee of the ARC Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) Initiative. Kate is a member of the Executive of the International Australian Studies Association (InASA), former President (2002-7) and current Vice-President. She has been involved in Australian Studies activities in Europe, North America and Asia for over two decades. Among her government appointments, Kate is a member of the Board of the Australia-Japan Foundation (DFAT), and serves on the Council of the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House. She is a Research Fellow at Museum Victoria. Kate has held several funded visiting fellowships, most recently as Visiting Professor, Australian Studies Center, Tsinghua University (2011) and a Visiting Fellowship, Humanities Research Centre, Australian National University (2013).  


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