Alexandra Roginski explores the history of phrenology in Australia as it related to society, culture, place and race.
In earlier research, Alex focused on the provenancing and repatriation of Indigenous ancestral remains kept at Museum Victoria, work detailed in her book, The Hanged Man and the Body Thief: Finding Lives in a Museum Mystery (Monash University Publishing 2015).
Alex is a participant in the Integrative Graduate Humanities Education and Research Training (IGHERT) program for students in Indigenous studies, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. She is also a research associate with Monash University and Museum Victoria.
Prior to commencing her PhD, Alex worked for ten years in journalism, editing and communication. She wrote for publications including The Age and the Big Issue, and wrote and edited magazines produced by Coretext publishing in the fields of education, research and development. Alex is passionate about public scholarship. She has given multiple radio interviews and delivered public lectures at venues including Museum Victoria and the National Portrait Gallery. Alex also contributes to The Conversation.