Alex Dellios appointed to ANU

Dr Alexandra Dellios appointed to five-year lectureship at the Australian National University

Research associate Dr Alexandra Dellios commenced a five-year lectureship in Heritage Studies at the Australian National University in July. Dr Dellios has worked on the ARC Laureate Fellowship on the history of child refugees for two and a half years, providing invaluable research and administrative assistance.

In 2015 Alex completed her PhD under the supervision of Professor Joy Damousi. Since then, she has published on child migration, popular representations of multiculturalism, immigration centres and hostels, and public history and heritage in Australia. While at the ANU, Alex will pursue her current project, 'Making Migrant Heritage', which is interested in the public history practices of grassroots community groups with a migrant background - and how they approach, interpret and redefine 'institutional' or official definitions of 'heritage' in the process of making their migration stories more public.