Michael Ackland

Professor Michael Ackland

  • Post Nominals: FAHA
  • Fellow Type: Corresponding Fellow
  • Elected to the Academy: 2006


Dr Ackland was born in Geelong, and went to school at Geelong Grammar and Melbourne Grammar. He studied at Monash University, the University of Cologne and the Australian National University. He has taught and lectured in North America, Europe and Asia, and has been a Fulbright Fellow and an Australia-India Council Fellow. He is fluent in French and German and nurtures a healthy interest in Spanish and the literatures of North and South America. But he remains fervently committed to Australian Studies and to enlarging Australia’s understanding of their own literary and cultural heritage.

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.