Jean Fornasiero

Professor Emerita Jean Fornasiero

  • Post Nominals: FAHA
  • Fellow Type: Fellow
  • Elected to the Academy: 2012
  • Section(s): History, European Languages And Cultures


Jean Fornasiero was educated at the University of Adelaide and the Università de Grenoble III (France). She has taught at the Universities of New England and Adelaide; she has been Professor of French Studies at Adelaide since 2011. Her research interests lie in the field of nineteenth-century French Studies, particularly in the intersections between literature and the history of ideas. This interest has also led her to the study of Baudin expedition to Australia (1800-04) and its role in the history of science. She is co-author of Encountering Terra Australis: The Australian Voyages of Nicolas Baudin and Matthew Flinders (co-authored with John West-Sooby and Peter Monteath, 2004, second edition released 2010, winning the Frank Broeze Maritime History Prize 2005).

Acknowledgement of Country

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