Mark McKenna

Professor Mark McKenna

  • Post Nominals: FAHA
  • Fellow Type: Fellow
  • Elected to the Academy: 2013
  • Section(s): History


Mark McKenna is Associate Professor in the Department of History at the University of Sydney. His research has focused mainly on the history of Australian republicanism and monarchy, Australian historiography and biography, place and Aboriginal history. In 2011-12 his book An Eye for Eternity: The Life of Manning Clark, won numerous prizes and awards, including the 2012 Prime Minister’s Prize for Non Fiction, the Douglas Stewart Prize for Non-Fiction (2012 NSW Premier’s Literary Award), the Nettie Palmer Prize for Non-Fiction (2011 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards), the 2011 Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards Prize for Non-Fiction, and the 2012 Adelaide Festival Award for Non-Fiction. Over the last decade he has held several distinguished positions overseas at the Australian Studies Centre in London, the Australian Studies Centre in Copenhagen and University College, Dublin. In Australia, he was an Australian Research Council QEII Fellow in History at the Australian National University from 200005, before taking up the position of Senior Research Fellow in History at the University of Sydney in 2006. He is currently an Australian Research Council Future Fellow.

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.