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Dr Robert Mason


Robert Mason

Senior Lecturer
School of Humanities, Languages and Social Science
+61 (0)7 3735 8521 (Work)
N16 2.46, Nathan Campus

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Dr Robert Mason is a cultural historian, whose research focusses on social memories and heritage connected with violence, displacement and difficult pasts. He has a particular focus on the entangled histories and heritage of the Spanish, Portuguese and British in Australia, Asia, and North America. Robert explores how intercultural encounters influence our experience of community in the present moment. His research rests on two key pillars: the exploration of the past through archival records and oral testimonies; and, communities' experience of the past through critical analysis of museums and heritage. In both these pillars, his work brings forward voices and experiences of those at the risk of exclusion and injustice.


  • Member
    Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research2016


  • President
    Association of Iberian and Latin American Studies of Australasia, Australia4 Jul 2020
  • Mendel Fellow
    University of Indiana Bloomington, United States1 May 2019 - 31 Aug 2020


  • Doctor Of Philosophy
    University of Queensland1 Jan 2004 - 1 Jan 2009
  • Master Of International Studies (Peace and Conflict Resolution)
    University of Queensland, Australia1 Jan 2005 - 1 Jan 2008
  • Master of Arts
    University of Oxford1 Jan 2000 - 1 Jan 2003


  • Spanish - Latin American
    Can read, write, speak, understand and peer review
  • French
    Can read, write, speak, understand and peer review
  • Portuguese
    Can read, understand and peer review