Michelle Staff

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

Email: michelle.staff@anu.edu.au

Location: Level 6, Room 6.07, Desk A, 146 Ellery Cres


Master of Studies in British and European History, 1500 to the present (Distinction), University of Oxford; Bachelor of Arts (Honours), University of Sydney. 

Thesis title: Worldly Women: Internationalist Feminists in Australia and Britain, 1919-1939.

Michelle is a PhD candidate in the School of History. She is currently researching British and Australian feminists and their engagement with internationalism during the interwar period.

Women’s and gender history; international and transnational history; twentieth century Britain and Australia; history of feminism. 

Journal articles

Staff, Michelle. “Women’s Rights on the World Stage: Feminism and Internationalism in the Life of Chrystal Macmillan (1872–1937).” Journal of Women’s History 32, no. 3 (2020): 38–63


Staff, Michelle. “Doing feminist history: A symposium for emerging historians.” VIDA! Blog of the Australian Women’s History Network. 11 September 2019. http://www.auswhn.org.au/blog/feminist-history-symposium/

Staff, Michelle. “Why is it taking so long to achieve gender equality in parliament?” The Conversation. 29 May 2019. https://theconversation.com/why-is-it-taking-so-long-to-achieve-gender-equality-in-parliament-117313

Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Domestic Scholarship (commenced 2019). 


Australian Historical Association

Australian Women’s History Network

Berkshire Conference of Women Historians

Women’s History Network (United Kingdom)

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