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Dr Jayne Persian

Dr Jayne Persian
Name Jayne Persian
Position Lecturer (History)
Section School of Arts & Communication
Office Q232
Location Toowoomba Campus
Phone +61 7 4631 2532
Extension 2532
Qualifications PhD Sydney
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Fields of Research (FoR)

  • Australian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History) ( 210303 )

Research interests
Australian history, migration history, displaced persons, oral history, memory and commemoration, diaspora, transnational history.

Professional memberships
Australian Historical Association
Oral History Association of Australia
Religious History Association (Australia)

Industry affiliations
Reviews Editor for the Oral History Australia Journal
Founder and administrator: Australian Migration History Network

Currently teaching courses/programs
HIS1000 World Civilisations to 1500CE
HIS2000 Contemporary Australia
HMT3002 Independent Study Project: History
HMT4001 & HMT4002 Honours
HIS8002 Themes in Transnational History (Masters)

Teaching experience(Tertiary)
13 Years

Administrative responsibilities
Bachelor of Arts Honours Coordinator

Research most recent
'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).

'Vladimír Ležák-Borin: Cold War Warrior' in Dallas John Baker, Donna Lee Brien & Nike Sulway (eds.), Recovering History through Fact and Fiction: Forgotten Lives (Cambridge Scholars Publishing: 2017).

Research most notable
Beautiful Balts: From Displaced Persons to New Australians (Sydney: UNSW Press , June 2017).

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.

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Approved research supervisor in the area of:

  • Australian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History) ( 210303 )

Research topics