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The Australian National University

William Scates Frances

Position: PhD Student

School or Centre: School of History



William Scates Frances is a PhD Candidate at ANU’s School of History. His research and teaching is in the fields of race science, intellectual history, Pacific history, psychohistory and colonialism. His thesis employs a cross disciplinary approach to examine cognitive dissonance and the work of science in the United States Exploring Expedition (1838-1842).


Australian Postgraduate Award (2014–Ongoing)


Guest Lecturer: ‘Islam the Media and Conflict’, School of Humanities and Communication Arts, University of Western Sydney. 2016

Tutor/Marking Oversight: ‘Critical Thinking in Business’, School of Business, Sydney University. 2015

Tutor: ‘Working with Cultural Difference’, School of Social Sciences and Psychology, University of Western Sydney. 2015

Tutor: ‘Ideas in History’, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Technology, Sydney. 2014-2015.

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