Dr Joanna Cruickshank

Dr Joanna Cruickshank is a Senior Lecturer in History in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. Joanna teaches units in the field of gender, Pacific and Indigenous history, and her research examines the role of religion in British and Australian history. These include studies of missionary women involved in Aboriginal missions, a history of sermons in the British world and colonial Australia and research on the religious understandings of colonial humanitarians. Joanna is the Reviews Co-Editor of the Journal of Religious History.

Joanna’s current research project Ann Bon and the Women of Coranderrk is the primary task within an ARC Linkage Project, the Minutes of Evidence Project: Promoting New and Collaborative Ways of Understanding Australia’s Past and Engaging with Structural Justice, led by the University of Melbourne. It examines the role of women in the 1881 Victorian Commission of Inquiry into the Coranderrk Aboriginal Reserve, when Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people campaigned for the rights of Coranderrk residents.

Recent and Forthcoming Publications>>




Coranderrk at Deakin – July 2016

Dr Joanna Cruickshank Writes for ABC’s Religion and  Ethics – ‘Sorry (Not Sorry): Australia’s Ambivalence to Aboriginal Activism’ – June 2016

Congratulation Joanna Cruickshank: History for Change Project Reaches 100% – June 2016

Dr Joanna Cruickshank Writes for ABC’s Religion & Ethics – April 2016