Managing Editors

Alana Piper, Managing Editor and Founder

AlanaPiperAlana Piper is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at University of Technology Sydney, New South Wales (2018-).

Between 2014 and 2017, she was previously a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Girffith University as part of the ARC-Laureate Fellowship project, The Prosecution Project. Alana completed her Ph.D. on relationships between women within historical criminal subcultures at The University of Queensland in 2014. In 2010, she received a University Medal for her honours thesis on women’s alcohol use in early-twentieth-century Brisbane. Her work has appeared in such publications as Journal of Social History, Journal of Interdisciplinary HistoryWomen’s History ReviewHistory Workshop Journal, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, Journal of Legal History and Law & History Review. Alana has a broad range of interests concerning the social and cultural history of gender, deviance and crime, but is particularly interested in economically-motivated crimes such as theft, fraud, prostitution and fortune-telling.

Follow Alana on Twitter @alana_piper.

Ana Stevenson, Managing Editor and Founder

AnaStevensonAna Stevenson is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the International Studies Group at the University of the Free State, South Africa.

Ana received her Ph.D., entitled “The Woman-Slave Analogy: Rhetorical Foundations in American Culture, 1830-1900,” from The University of Queensland in 2015. In 2009, she was awarded the Warden’s Medal for Academic Excellence from St John’s College within The University of Queensland for her honours thesis. Between 2014 and 2015, she was a Visiting Scholar in the Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Program at the University of Pittsburgh. Her work is published or forthcoming in Lilith: A Feminist History Journal, Cultural & Social HistoryHumanity, SafundiCamera Obscura, The Journal of Popular TelevisionPacific Historical Review, and Women’s History Review. Ana is the co-convenor of The Suffrage Postcard Project, a digital humanities initiative about women’s suffrage postcards. Her research interests focus on the development of feminist rhetoric in transnational social movements during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Follow Ana on Twitter @DrAnaStevenson.

Assistant Editor

Georgina Rychner, Assistant Editor

Georgina Rychner is an MA candidate in history at Monash University.

Her research examines public attitudes to mental illness and criminal responsibility in colonial Victoria. Georgina’s article “Murderess or Madwoman? Margaret Heffernan, Infanticide and Insanity in Colonial Victoria” appears in the 2017 edition of Lilith: A Feminist History Journal. She has also published research in the quarterly magazine Voiceworks. Georgina has worked as an intern with the Public Records Office of Victoria, and has assisted in putting together museum exhibitions at both the archives and the Melbourne Police Museum.

Follow Georgina on Twitter @rychnerd.


Former Editor

Marama Whyte, Former Assistant Editor

Marama Whyte is a doctoral candidate in history at the University of Sydney.

Her research examines attempts by female journalists in the United States to create a more inclusive media landscape in the post-World War II years through litigation, and feminist and labour activism. Marama’s article “Newswomen in Revolt” appeared in popular UK history magazine History Today in 2017. For the past five years she has worked as a writer, editor and podcaster for online US entertainment magazine Hypable. Marama also completed an internship with Monash University Publishing in 2014.

Follow Marama on Twitter @maramawhyte.