Professor Ann McGrath appointed the W K Hancock Professor of History

Congratulations to Professor Ann McGrath who has been named the W K Hancock Professor of History at the ANU School of History College of Arts and Social Sciences. Professor McGrath is the Director of the Rediscovering the Deep Human Past Laureate Program, a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences and the Academy of Humanities and was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 2017, recognising her significant contribution to Indigenous history and education as academic and researcher.

Her 2015 book ‘Illicit Love: Interracial Sex and Marriage in the United States and Australia’ received the NSW Premiers History Prize.

As the next W.K. Hancock Professor of History, Professor McGrath will hold the title for a period of 5 years.