I am a historian, teacher and performer with a PhD from the University of Melbourne, Australia. I have published three books: A Shifting Shore: Locals, Outsiders and the Transformation of a French fishing town, 1823-2000 (Cornell University Press, 2005), a memoir of my undergraduate years (The Student Chronicles, Melbourne University Press, 2006) and a co-authored history of the Australian-American Fulbright program (Manchester University Press, 2019). I'm currently part of an interdisciplinary team researching the history of trade union education in Australia. I have acted professionally since I was a child (on all media, including radio), am a practised oral historian (with interviews in the National Library of Australia's collection) and am currently editing a series of audio narratives drawing on interviews recorded for the trade union project. I have set up a home studio for music and voice work, and see contributing to the New Books podcast(s) as a great opportunity to bring together my various interests and skills in the interests of scholarly community-building.
Alice Garner is historian, teacher and performer with a PhD from the University of Melbourne, Australia.