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The Australian National University

Samantha Khaw

Position: PhD Student

School or Centre: College of Arts & Social Sciences


Location: HC Coombes Building, Room 3.112


BA, History and Anthropology (University of Western Australia)

BA (Hons), History (University of Western Australia)


Samantha Khaw is a PhD Candidate in the School of History at the Australian National University, under the supervision of Dr. Alex Cook. Her thesis explores the contested development of British cosmetics advertising and marketing cultures throughout the Victorian era, amidst the nation’s transition to the mass-production and social regulation of retail products, leisure activities, and popular press.

Research Interests

Nineteenth-century Britain, particularly cultures of consumption including material and visual cultures, with a broader interest in issues of race, gender, and sexuality.


Lilith Editorial Collective (2013 - 2016)


Clash of Empires, HIST1214 (Semester One, 2015)

Europe in the Modern Era, EURO1004 (Semester Two, 2015)

Human Rights in History, HIST2238 (Semester One, 2016)

Europe in the Modern Era, EURO1004 (Semester Two, 2016)

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