Dr Emily Gallagher

Position: Graduated PhD Student
School and/or Centres: School of History

Position: Research Editor
School and/or Centres: National Centre of Biography

Email: emily.gallagher@anu.edu.au

Location: Level 5, RSSS Building, 146 Ellery Cres


Bachelor of Education/Bachelor of Arts (History and Mathematics), University of Notre Dame (2015) Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honours), Australian National University (2016)

Thesis title: Children’s play and folklore in Australia, 1900-40s

Emily Gallagher is a PhD Candidate of the School of History. Her research focuses on the history of children’s imaginations in Australia during the twentieth century.

As part of various internships and scholarships, Emily has spent time at Università Ca’Foscari Venezia, the Australian War Memorial, Anzac War Memorial and NSW Parliament.

Alongside her research, Emily was the editor of the ANU Historical Journal II (2017-19) and has reviewed with a number of literary magazines including the Times Literary Supplement, Inside Story, Honest History, The Monthly and Australian Book Review.


Emily Gallagher, 'Digging deep: playing at war in Australia, 1914-1939’, History Australia, vol. 16, no. 1 (2019): 169-189.

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