Fiona Paisley

Emeritus Professor Fiona Paisley

  • Post Nominals: FASSA, FAHA
  • Fellow Type: Fellow
  • Elected to the Academy: 2018
  • Section(s): History


Fiona Paisley is Professor of History in the School of Humanities, Languages and Social Science at Griffith University. She is an internationally-recognised cultural historian of human rights, race, gender and colonialism in and beyond Australia. Her work on a variety of activists for Indigenous rights, and on women’s contributions to rights campaigns and cross-cultural dialogue in Australia and the Pacific, has been central to the development of transnational, feminist and postcolonial history in Australia over the last 20 years.

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.