Professor Joy Damousi FASSA FAHA
University of Melbourne
BA(Hons) (LaTrobe), PhD(ANU)
Year Elected to the Academy:
Gender studies, history of emotions, memory and history, history and psychoanalysis.
Joy Damousi is a graduate of LaTrobe University where she completed her BA(Hons) and the ANU where she undertook her doctoral research. She is currently a Professor in the Department of History at the University of Melbourne. Her recent areas of publication include memory and the history of emotions, themes which she explored in her last two publications, The Labour of Loss: Mourning, Memory and Wartime Bereavement in Australia
(Cambridge, 1999) and Living with the Aftermath: Trauma, Nostalgia and Grief inPost-war Australia
(Cambridge 2001), and in the collection of essays edited with Robert Ryenolds, History on the Couch: Essays in History and Psychoanalysis
(MUP, 2003). She has recently completed Freud in the Antipodes
, a cultural history of psychoanalysis in Australia
(UNSW Press, 2005). Since 2002 she has been the editor of Australian Historical Studies
. Between 2002-2004 she was the Associate Dean (Research) in the Faculty of Arts and is Chair of the Arts and Education panel of the Human Research Ethics Committee. She is currently on the National Committee to review the National Statement of Ethical Conduct in Research. In 2005 she was appointed as Associate Dean (International) in the School of Graduate Studies.