Overview

Current Work

I am a historian who works on international history, transnational history, and settler colonial history with a particular interest in critics of empire and liberal progressive actors in interwar international networks. My pursuit of alternative global histories of colonialism focuses on the circulation of progressive ideas and their diverse applications in relation to settler colonialism, gender and race politics, and on the role of the social sciences, experts, and networks in answering the ‘big’ questions of the first half of the twentieth century such as the future of empire and the role of reformed 'race relations' and the place of cultural diversity in promoting world peace.  

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Expertise Keywords

  • Internationalism
  • gender and empire
  • settler colonialism in the twentieth century

Subject Area Codes

  • Historical Studies
  • History of Ideas

Country Affiliations

  • United Kingdom
  • United States

Research Publications and Outputs

Recent Publications

Publications: 61 (Other: 61)

Funded Griffith Research

Engagement and Impact

Learning and Teaching

Current and Past Courses

  • History and the Body (2054HUM)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • The Body in History (2054LHS)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • Creative Histories (3052HUM)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Writing History (3052LHS)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • History and the Body (2054HUM)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • The Body in History (2054LHS)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2018.
  • Creative Histories (3052HUM)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • Writing History (3052LHS)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2018.
  • History and the Body (2054HUM)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • The Body in History (2054LHS)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • Writing History (3052LHS)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • History and the Body (2054HUM)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • The Body in History (2054LHS)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2017.
  • Writing History (3052LHS)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
  • Private Lives/Public Troubles (3055LHS)
    Supervisor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2016.
  • Ideas. Issues and Inquiry (1061HUM)
    Supervisor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Australia and the World (2101HUM)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Australia and the World (2101LHS)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • The Body in History (2054LHS)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2016.
  • Writing History (3052LHS)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Private Lives/Public Troubles (3055LHS)
    Supervisor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2016.
  • Ideas. Issues and Inquiry (1061HUM)
    Supervisor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Australia and the World (2101HUM)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Australia and the World (2101LHS)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • The Body in History (2054LHS)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2016.
  • Writing History (3052LHS)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2016.
  • Research Colloquium (6204HUM)
    Supervisor, Online, Online, Semester 2, 2016.
  • Research Colloquium (6204LHS)
    Supervisor, Online, Online, Semester 2, 2016.
  • Introduction to Sociology (1007HUM)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • Understanding the Social World (1007LHS)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • Creative Histories (3052HUM)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • Social Sciences in Australia (1007HUM)
    Teacher, In Person, Logan Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • Introduction to Sociology (1007HUM)
    Teacher, Print Materials, Mt. Gravatt Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • Introduction to Sociology (1007HUM)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • Understanding the Social World (1007LHS)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • The Body in History (2054LHS)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2015.
  • Creative Histories (3052HUM)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • Social Sciences in Australia (1007HUM)
    Teacher, Print Materials, Other Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • Creative Histories (3052HUM)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2014.
  • Creative Histories (3052HUM)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2014.
  • Writing History (3052LHS)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2014.
  • Heritage and Public Histories (3044HUM)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Dissertation/Project (6005HUM_P4)
    Convenor, Supervised Research, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Dissertation/Project (6005LHS_P4)
    Convenor, Supervised Research, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Dissertation/Project (6005HUM_P2)
    Convenor, Supervised Research, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Dissertation/Project (6005LHS_P2)
    Convenor, Supervised Research, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Dissertation/Project (6005HUM_P1)
    Convenor, Supervised Research, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Dissertation/Project (6005HUM_P1)
    Convenor, Mixed Mode, Supervised Research, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Dissertation/Project (6005LHS_P1)
    Convenor, Supervised Research, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • The Body in History (2054LHS)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Writing History (3052LHS)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Writing History (3052LHS)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Heritage and Public Histories (3044HUM)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Independent Study (7106HUM)
    Convenor, Supervised Research, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Dissertation/Project (6005HUM_P4)
    Convenor, Supervised Research, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Dissertation/Project (6005LHS_P4)
    Convenor, Supervised Research, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Dissertation/Project (6005HUM_P3)
    Convenor, Supervised Research, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Dissertation/Project (6005LHS_P3)
    Convenor, Supervised Research, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Dissertation/Project (6005HUM_P2)
    Convenor, Supervised Research, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Dissertation/Project (6005LHS_P2)
    Convenor, Supervised Research, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Dissertation/Project (6005HUM_P1)
    Convenor, Supervised Research, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Dissertation/Project (6005LHS_P1)
    Convenor, Supervised Research, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • The Body in History (2054LHS)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Creative Histories (3052HUM)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Writing History (3052LHS)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Writing History (3052LHS)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Dissertation/Project (6005LHS_P1)
    Convenor, Mixed Mode, Supervised Research, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2012.
  • Dissertation/Project (6005LHS_P1)
    Convenor, Mixed Mode, Supervised Research, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2012.

Research by Higher Degree Supervision or Scholarship

Supervision Overview

I supervise students working on Australian and world history; history of ideas; internationalism in the mid twentieth century; colonial and imperial history; gender and history

Theses Supervised at Griffith

Background

Bio

Fiona Paisley is a cultural historian who studies the history of human rights and the politics of race and gender in a variety of early twentieth century imperial and colonial settings. Her focus is on the ways in which Europeans and Indigenous peoples have separately and sometimes in cooperation debated the morality of settler colonialism in Australia and the Pacific, and sought to deploy new ideas within liberal internationalism, the social sciences, and decolonization to the settler colonial question in the first half of the twentieth century .  

Education and Training

  • PhD Doctor Of Philosophy, La Trobe University 1996
  • MEd Master of Education, Melbourne University 1984 - 1987
  • DipEd Diploma of Education, Monash University 1981 - 1981
  • BA Bachelor Of Arts With Honours, Monash University 1977 - 1981

Academic experience

  • Deputy Director, Centre for Public Culture and Ideas, Griffith University 2004 - 2007
  • Deputy Head of School, School of Humanities, Languages and Social Science, Griffith University 2012 - 2014

Awards and Honours

  • Fellow, Academy of Social Sciences Australia 2016 -
  • Ernest Scott Prize Short List, Australian Historical Association 2013 - 2013
  • Magarey Medal for Biography, Australian Historical Association 2014 - 2014

Internal service roles

  • Deputy Head of School, Research, School of Humanities, Languages and Social Science, Griffith University 2012 - 2014
  • Deputy Director, Centre for Public Culture and Ideas, Griffith University 2004 - 2008

Editorial roles

  • International Board member, History of Education Quarterly 2017 -

Professional memberships

  • FASSA Fellow, Academy of Social Sciences Australia 2016 -
  • AHA member, Australian Historical Association 2004 -