Victoria Haskins

Victoria works on gender and colonisation, and has published widely on Indigenous domestic labour history, in particular, and cross-cultural Indigenous colonial relations more generally.

She is a Professor of History at the University of Newcastle, Australia, and received her PhD from the University of Sydney.

Victoria was elected to the Academy in 2020 and to the Academy’s Council in 2023. Her publications include One Bright Spot (Palgrave, 2005), Colonialism and Male Domestic Service across the Asia Pacific (Bloomsbury, 2018), with Julia Martinez, Claire Lowrie and Frances Steel; and Colonization and Domestic Service (Routledge 2014) with Claire Lowrie. Victoria is lead series editor for the Bloomsbury Academic Series, Empire’s Other Histories.

Victoria will chair a panel on historical perspectives, Machine Memories, Methods, and Histories at the 54th Annual Academy Symposium

Join us on 16 and 17 November for our our 54th Annual Academy Symposium — Between humans & machines: exploring the pasts and futures of automation — as we explore the possibilities and hazards of automation, and the complexities of human-machine relations.

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Acknowledgement of Country

The Australian Academy of the Humanities recognises Australia’s First Nations Peoples as the traditional owners and custodians of this land, and their continuous connection to country, community and culture.