Stephanie Trigg

Professor Stephanie Trigg

  • Post Nominals: FAHA
  • Fellow Type: Fellow
  • Elected to the Academy: 2006
  • Section(s): English


Stephanie Trigg was educated at the University of Melbourne, where she graduated with a BA (Hons) in English Language and Literature in 1979 and a PhD in English Literature in 1984. She then completed a BLitt in Philosophy and Social Theory, also at Melbourne.

She has taught at the University since 1985, although in 2005 she was Visiting Hurst Professor at Washington University in St Louis. In 2003 she won the Faculty of Arts Award for Excellence in Teaching and in 2004, the Woodward Medal for Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Melbourne. In 2008 she won an Award for Teaching Excellence from the Australian Learning and Teaching Council, and in 2016 she was honoured as a Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor in English at the University of Melbourne.

She has been President of the Australian and New Zealand Association for Medieval and Early Modern Studies; and a Trustee of the New Chaucer Society. She was also one of ten foundational Chief Investigators of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions (2011-18).

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.