Dr Amanda Harris

Research Associate, PARADISEC

Amanda Harris is a Research Fellow on the ARC Discovery Project ‘Reclaiming performance under Assimilation in southeast Australia, 1935-75’. She is a cultural historian, whose work focuses on cross-cultural expressions of identity, histories of music and dance and women’s histories. Amanda is also Director of the Sydney Unit of PARADISEC (Pacific and Regional Archive for Digital Sources in Endangered Cultures)Amanda’s PhD was awarded by the University of New South Wales in 2009 for a historical thesis on German, French and English women composers and feminism in the late 19th-early 20th centuries. Her edited books have been published with Berghahn BooksSydney University Press and ANU Press and articles appear in Australian Historical Studies, Women’s History ReviewHistory and Anthropology, Women & Music, Life WritingLilith: A Feminist History Journal and Musicology Australia.

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C41 Sydney Conservatorium of Music