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Dr Robert Mason
Dr Robert Mason
Faculty of Arts
School of Humanities and Communication
+61 7 4631 1144
Association of Iberian and Latin American Studies of Australasia
Australian Historical Association
Australian Political Studies Association
Latin American Studies Association (USA)
Research Associate at the Australian National Centre for Latin American Studies (Australian National University)
Legacies of Violence, particularly in relation to:
* Multicultural and Regional Australia
* Spanish and Portuguese Heritage in Asia and the Pacific
Recent Research Outcomes
Most notable :
* Mason, Robert , Burning Embers: Hispanic Radicalism in White Australia (Cambridge Scholarly Publishing: Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 2014) under contract
* Steiner, Niklaus, Mason, Robert and Hayes, Anna, (eds) Migration and Insecurity: Citizenship and Social Inclusion in a Transnational Era (Routledge: London, 2012).
* Hayes, Anna and Mason, Robert, (eds) Cultures in Refuge: Seeking Sanctuary in Modern Australia (Ashgate: Aldershot, 2012).
Refereed Articles and Book Chapters
* Mason, Robert, ‘Remembering the Family Home: Emotions, Belonging and Migrant Men in Multicultural Australia’, Journal of Australian Studies, Special Issue: The Family in Australian History, Yorick Smaal and Lisa Featherstone (eds), forthcoming 2013.
* Parkes, Geoffrey, and Mason, Robert, ‘Resisting Trauma: Experiences of Exile and Sexuality in Reinaldo Arenas’s Writings’, Interstitial: A Journal of Modern Culture and Events, forthcoming 2013.
* Mason, Robert ‘Repositioning Resistance: Basque separatism, religion and cultural security in regional Queensland, 1945–70’, Queensland Review, Volume 20, Number 1, 2013.
* Mason, Robert, ‘Hispanics and Human Rights in Queensland’s Public Space’, Queensland Historical Atlas, 3, January 2013.
* Mason, Robert, ‘Cane fields and solidarity in the multiethnic north’, Queensland Historical Atlas, 3, January 2013.
* Hayes, Anna, and Robert Mason, ‘Securing Inclusive Societies in the Twenty-First Century’, in Niklaus Steiner, Robert Mason, and Anna Hayes (eds), Migration and Insecurity: Citizenship and Social Inclusion in a Transnational Era (Routledge: London, 2012).
* Mason, Robert, and Anna Hayes, ‘Towards Sanctuary: Securing refugees and forced migrants in multicultural Australia’, in Anna Hayes and Robert Mason (eds) Seeking Sanctuary: Cultures in Refuge in Modern Australia (Ashgate: Farnham, 2012).
* Mason, Robert. ‘Translocality and Coalitions of Justice: Locating sites of democratic transition in the Australian Salvadoran community’, in Anna Hayes and Robert Mason (eds) Seeking Sanctuary: Cultures in Refuge in Modern Australia (Ashgate: Farnham, 2012).
* Mason, Robert, ‘On the March: Radical Hispanic Women in Northern Australia’, Labour History, No. 99, November 2010, pp. 149-165.
* Mason, Robert, ‘“Pitbulls” and Populist Politicians: Sarah Palin, Pauline Hanson and the Use of Gendered Nostalgia in Electoral Campaigns’, Comparative American Studies: An International Journal, Volume 8, Number 3, 2010, pp. 185-199.
* Mason, Robert, ‘“No arms other than paper”: Salvador Torrents and the formation of Hispanic migrant identity in northern Australia’, Australian Historical Studies, Volume 40, Number 2, June 2010, pp. 166-180.
* Mason, Robert, ‘Australian Multiculturalism: Revisiting Australia’s Political Heritage and the Migrant Presence’, History Compass, Volume 8, Number 8, 2010, pp. 817-827.
* Mason, Robert, ‘Anarchism, communism and hispanidad: Australian Spanish migrants and the Civil War’, Immigrants and Minorities, Volume 27, Number 1, March 2009, pp. 29-49.
* Mason, Robert, ‘The Looming Battle: Our Lady of Fatima and public space in Cold War Queensland’, Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society, Volume 98, Number 1, 2008, pp.57-74.
* Mason, Robert, ‘Spain, Sectarianism and Social Memory in Cold War Queensland’, Journal of Iberian and Latin American Research, Volume 13, Number 2, 2007, pp. 1-20.
Other Refereed Works
* Mason, Robert, ‘Australia in the Modern Era’, in I. Ness (ed.), Encyclopaedia of Global Human Migration (Wiley Blackwell: Oxford, 2012)
* Mason, Robert, ‘The End of Spanish Rule in the Philippines’, in J. Castenada-Liles (ed.), World History Encyclopaedia: 1450-1770. (ABC-Clio: Santa Barbara, CA, 2011).
* Mason, Robert, ‘The Portuguese “Discovery” of Australia?’, in D. Morrison (ed.), World History Encyclopaedia: 1750-1914. (ABC-Clio: Santa Barbara, CA, 2011).
Currently Teaching Courses/Programs
HIS1000 World Civilisations to 1500 CE
HIS3002 The Twentieth Century
HIS3003 Contemporary America
HIS4002 Themes in Transnational History
HMT3001 Independent Study Project A
HMT3002 Independent Study Project B
Currently supervising Honours, Masters and PhD theses in History and International Studies
University Multicultural and Transnational Advisory Committee (2011- to date)
Public Memory Research Cluster Management Committee (Program leader - 'Migration and Social Inclusion') (2010 to date)
Faculty of Arts Learning and Teaching Committee (2010 to date)
Faculty of Arts Program Management Committee (2010-12)
School of Humanities and Communication Management Committee (2013 to date)
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