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Dr Ana Stevenson

Name Ana Stevenson
Position Lecturer (Pathways)
Section USQ College (Pathways)
Office K331
Location Toowoomba Campus
Phone +61 7 4631 1862
Extension 1862
Email
Qualifications BComm CQU , BA Qld , GCertEd UNSW , PhD Qld
Languages Sign Languages (non accredited translator)

Ana Stevenson is a historian whose research brings transnational perspectives to the history of feminism and social movements in the United States, Australia, and South Africa. Her teaching experience spans academic, digital, and critical literacies and history, while her interdisciplinary research also encompasses on literary, media, and cultural studies and feminist theory. Ana is the Founder and Managing Editor of VIDA: Blog of the Australian Women’s History Network (est. 2016), with Alana Piper (University of Technology Sydney), and the convener of a digital humanities initiative, The Suffrage Postcard Project (est. 2015), with Kristin Allukian (University of South Florida). In 2019, her journal article in the Pacific Historical Review was awarded the W. Turrentine Jackson (Article) Prize by the Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association and the Covert Award in Mass Communication History by the History Division, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. Since 2021, Ana has been a research associate of the International Studies Group at the University of the Free State, South Africa. Ana invites expressions of interest from potential higher degree by research applicants (Master of Research and PhD). For more information, see the Supervision section below.


Fields of Research (FoR)

  • Transnational History ( 430323 )
  • Screen And Media Culture ( 470214 )
  • Gender Studies ( 440500 )
  • North American History ( 430321 )
  • Australian History ( 430302 )
  • Sub-Saharan African History ( 430322 )
  • Digital History ( 430306 )
  • Historical Studies ( 430300 )
  • Intersectional Studies ( 440505 )
  • Cultural Studies ( 470200 )
  • Gender History ( 430309 )
  • Histories Of Race ( 430312 )
  • Feminist Theory ( 440503 )
  • Womens Studies (incl. Girls Studies) ( 440509 )
  • Postcolonial Studies ( 470213 )

Research interests
Women's history, feminist history, gender history, United States history, Australian history, South African history, transnational history, social movements, literary studies, media studies, cultural studies, screen studies, feminist theory.

Professional memberships
Australian Historical Association
Australian and New Zealand American Studies Association
Australian Women's History Network
National Association of Enabling Educators of Australia
Southern African Historical Society

USQ Research affiliations

  • Centre for Heritage and Culture (CHC)

Currently teaching courses/programs
TPP7111 Communicating at University A
TPP7123 Communicating at University B
TPP7145 Introduction to the Humanities

Teaching experience(Tertiary)
10 Years

Research most recent
Stevenson, A., & Patrick, D. (2022). "You’re a Real Man After All": Fashioning the Male Physique in Twentieth-Century Boxing and Wrestling Magazines. In C. Dexl & S. Gerlsbeck (Eds.), The Male Body in Representation: Returning to Matter. Palgrave Macmillan.

Stevenson, A., & Allukian, K. (2021). The Suffrage Postcard Project: Feminist Digital Archiving and Transatlantic Suffrage History. Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies, 8(1), 1-25.

Bishi, G., Gwande, V., Manamere, K., Money, D., Stevenson, A., Swartz, R., & Walton, S.J. (2021). A trove for historians of Africa: Reflections from the International Studies Group and research associates. History Australia 18(4), 858-863.


Research most notable
Stevenson, A. (2019). The Woman as Slave in Nineteenth-Century American Social Movements. Palgrave Macmillan.

Piper, A., & Stevenson, A. (Eds.). (2019). Gender Violence in Australia: Historical Perspectives. Monash University Publishing.

Stevenson, A. (2018). Imagining Women’s Suffrage: Frontier Landscapes and the Transnational Print Culture of Australia, New Zealand, and the United States. Pacific Historical Review, 87(4), 638-666.

Stevenson, A. (2017). The "Great Doctrine of Human Rights": Articulation and Authentication in the Nineteenth-Century US Antislavery and Women's Rights Movements. Humanity: An International Journal of Human Rights, Humanitarianism, and Development, 8(3), 413-439.

Stevenson, A. (2020). From suffragist to congresswoman: Celebrating political action, women’s history, and feminist intellectuals in Ms. Magazine, 1972-1984. In S. Taranto & L. Zarnow (Eds.), Suffrage at 100: Women in American Politics since 1920. Johns Hopkins University Press.


Publications in ePrints

Stevenson, Ana ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4858-1073 and Patrick, David (2022) ‘You’re a Real Man After All’: Fashioning the Male Physique in Twentieth-Century Boxing and Wrestling Magazines. In: The Male Body in Representation: Returning to Matter. Palgrave Studies in (Re)Presenting Gender. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham, Switzerland, pp. 53-74. ISBN 9783030886035

Bishi, George and Gwande, Victor and Manamere, Kundai and Money, Duncan and Stevenson, AnaORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4858-1073 and Swartz, Rebecca and Walton, Sarah-Jane (2021) A trove for historians of Africa: reflections from the International Studies Group and research associates. History Australia, 18 (4). pp. 858-863. ISSN 1449-0854

Stevenson, Ana ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4858-1073 and Allukian, Kristin (2021) The Suffrage Postcard Project: Transatlantic Suffrage History and Feminist Digital Archiving. Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies, 8:8. pp. 1-25. ISSN 2380-8845

Piper, Alana and Stevenson, AnaORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4858-1073 (2020) Business as Usual: Feminist History in a Post-Truth World. In: History in a Post-Truth World: Theory and Praxis. Routledge, New York, pp. 183-198. ISBN 9780367333249

Stevenson, Ana ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4858-1073 (2020) From Suffragist to Congresswoman: Celebrating Political Action, Women’s History, and Feminist Intellectuals in Ms. Magazine, 1972–1984. In: Suffrage at 100: Women in American Politics Since 1920. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, United States, pp. 201-218. ISBN 9781421438689

View full listing in ePrints

Research supervisor in the area of:

  • Transnational History ( 430323 )
  • Screen And Media Culture ( 470214 )
  • Gender Studies ( 440500 )
  • North American History ( 430321 )
  • Australian History ( 430302 )
  • Sub-Saharan African History ( 430322 )
  • Digital History ( 430306 )
  • Historical Studies ( 430300 )
  • Intersectional Studies ( 440505 )
  • Cultural Studies ( 470200 )
  • Gender History ( 430309 )
  • Histories Of Race ( 430312 )
  • Feminist Theory ( 440503 )
  • Womens Studies (incl. Girls Studies) ( 440509 )
  • Postcolonial Studies ( 470213 )


Research topics