Alana Piper, Managing Editor and Founder
Alana Piper is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Griffith University, Brisbane.
Her fellowship on the social identity of thieves in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Australia is part of the ARC-Laureate Fellowship project, The Prosecution Project. She 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, History Workshop Journal, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, Criminal Law Journal, Labour History and Journal of Australian Studies. 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.
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Ana Stevenson, Managing Editor and Founder
Ana 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, Humanity, Camera Obscura, Critical Studies in Television, and Pacific Historical 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.
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Georgina Rychner, Assistant Editor
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.
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Marama Whyte, 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.