• The University of Western Australia (M204), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth

    Australia

  • 10 Citations
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20142020
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Personal profile

Biography

Nadia Rhook is a white settler historian and writer. She lectures and researches Indigenous, colonial, and Australian history at the University of Western Australia, on Whadjuk Noongar land. Her research is much inspired by her background in ESL teaching, and in 2016 she curated the City of Melbourne heritage exhibition 'Moving Tongues: language and migration in 1890s Melbourne'. She’s published in international and local journals including the Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History, Postcolonial Studies and Peril Magazine, and is currently writing a book about the politics of language and Asian migration in colonial Melbourne, forthcoming with Duke University Press.

Funding overview

ARC Linkage 'Faith on the Goldfields', 2016 ongoing
La Trobe China Studies Research Centre Grants, 2016, 2017

Previous positions

Lecturer, La Trobe University, 2016-2018

Current projects

Faith and the Power of Healing: New Histories of Asian Medical Practitioners in Victoria.

Charting Colonialism from French Vietnam to Australia to New Caledonia.

Teaching overview

Making History
Intimate Strangers: Journeys in Australian History
Crises and Controversies in Australian History

Research

British and French Settler Colonial History, Asian Migration, Language, Medicine, Emotion

Languages

English

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Projects 2017 2020

Research Output 2014 2018

Affective
Melbourne
Healing
Settler
Immigration

Counter Networks of Empires: Reading unexpected people in unexpected places

Banivanua Mar, T. & Rhook, N., 2018, In : Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History. 19, 2, 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Mascara Literary Review: The Greeting

Rhook, N., 2018, In : Mascara Literary Review. 22 , China Transnational

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Settler Meets Sky Knowledge: a poem

Rhook, N., Nov 2018, 2 ed. Australia: The University of Western Australia.

Research output: Book/ReportOther output

grief
vulnerability
medicine
emotion
homicide

Prizes

Shortlisted for the 2018 Patricia Grimshaw Award

Nadia Rhook (Recipient), 2018

Prize/award: Other distinction

New Caledonia
Geography
Vietnam
Emotions

Press / Media

Asian Migration to Melbourne in the 1890s

Nadia Rhook

31/10/18

1 media contribution

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Indian migration to colonial Melbourne

Nadia Rhook

1/10/17

1 media contribution

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Un-Australian

Nadia Rhook

1/10/17

1 media contribution

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Shooting the Past

Nadia Rhook

1/09/17

1 media contribution

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Melbourne’s secret history of cultural diversity

Nadia Rhook

14/11/16

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media