Dr Jayne Persian
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Fields of Research (FoR)
Australian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History)
Australian history, migration history, displaced persons, oral history, memory and commemoration, diaspora, transnational history.
Australian Historical Association
Oral History Association of Australia
Religious History Association (Australia)
Co-founder and administrator, Australian Migration History Network amigrationhn.wordpress.com
Currently teaching courses/programs
HIS1000 World History to 1500CE
HIS2000 Contemporary Australia
HMT3002 Independent Study Project: History
HMT4001 & HMT4002 Honours
HIS8002 Themes in Transnational History (Masters)
Member, Research Committee
Research most recent
'Displaced Persons in Queensland: Stuart Migrant Camp', Queensland Review, 25:2 (2018).
'Cossack Identities: From Russian Emigres and Anti-Soviet Collaborators to Displaced Persons', Immigrants & Minorities, 36:2 (2018).
‘Displaced Persons (1947-1952) in Australia: Memory in Autobiography’ in Paul Arthur (ed.), Migrant Nation: Australian Culture, Society and Identity (Anthem Press: London, 2017).
Research most notable
Beautiful Balts: From Displaced Persons to New Australians (Sydney: UNSW Press , June 2017), shortlisted for the Australian Historical Association's W. K. Hancock Prize 2018, the Prime Minister's Literary Awards Prize for Australian History 2018 and the Queensland Literary Awards USQ History Book Award 2018.
2016-19 ARC Discovery Project: Displacement and Resettlement: Russian and Russian-speaking Jewish displaced persons arriving in Australia via the ‘China’ route in the wake of the Second World War, with Professor Sheila Fitzpatrick (USyd) and Dr Ruth Balint (UNSW).
Publications in ePrints
Persian, Jayne (2018) Cossack identities: from Russian émigrés and anti-Soviet collaborators to displaced persons. Immigrants & Minorities, 36 (2). pp. 125-142. ISSN 0261-9288
Persian, Jayne (2018) Review: Histories of controversies: Bonegilla migrant centre. Australian Historical Studies, 49 (2). pp. 281-282. ISSN 1031-461X
Persian, Jayne (2017) Beautiful balts: from displaced persons to new Australians. NewSouth Publishing, Sydney, Australia. ISBN 9781742234854
Persian, Jayne (2017) Displaced persons (1947-1952) in Australia: memory in autobiography. In: Migrant nation: Australian culture, society and identity. Anthem Studies in Australian Literature and Culture. Anthem Press, London, United Kingdom, pp. 151-175. ISBN 978-1-78308-720-4
Persian, Jayne (2017) Review: Melanie Ilic and Dalia Leinarte (eds), The Soviet past in the post-Socialist present: methodology and ethics in Russian, Baltic and Central European oral history and memory studies, Routledge Approaches to History, Routledge, 2016. 257 pages. ISBN (hbk) 9781138933453. Oral History of Australia Journal (39). pp. 70-71.