Associate Professor Jacqueline Wilson
Position: Associate Professor
Study area: Collaborative Research Centre in Australian History
Location: SMB Campus, E Building, Level One, Room E114
Phone: 5327 9022
Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Education - University of Ballarat - 2010
Doctor of Philosophy - Monash University - 2006
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) - La Trobe University - 2002
Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Criminal Justice
Bachelor of Social Science
Bachelor of Community and Human Services
Jacqueline has taught in numerous programs and subject areas since 2002 at the University of Melbourne (Sociology), Monash University (International Relations and History), La Trobe University (Politics and History) and Federation University Australia (Criminology, Sociology and History). She has held program coordinator positions and taught large and small student cohorts at undergraduate, honours and postgraduate levels. Jacqueline is an enthusiastic and committed teacher who has been awarded local and national university teaching awards. She has been nominated by students for outstanding teaching in every year she has taught at Federation University Australia.
Jacqueline Wilson was born in Geelong, Victoria, and spent most of her childhood in the inner-northern suburbs of Melbourne. She has a BA (Hons) in Sociology and History from La Trobe University, where she was awarded the David Myer University Medal, and a PhD in History from Monash University. She has authored over forty scholarly publications and is the sole author, editor and/or co-editor of five books, with a research focus on the intersections between critical heritage, institutionalization, incarceration and sites of suffering and trauma.
Jacqueline regularly contributes to media in Australia and internationally and has been published in the Sunday Age. Her research on public history sites and state institutional care has been the subject of articles for the ABC, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian, The Age and international commercial media, including USA Today and the BBC. She has been a guest commentator on ABC Radio National's The Deep End, PM and Life Matters, and on ABC Radio's State-wide Drive.
Jacqueline is a former ward of the State of Victoria and an activist and advocate for Care Leavers in Australia. This underpins much of her research which is concerned with historical justice, critical heritage and experiences of State care, citizenship and welfare systems. Her research in these areas has been presented, by invitation, as expert testimony to The Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Sexual Abuse (2017).
Jacqueline is currently a chief investigator on several collaborative research projects funded by the Sidney Myer Fund (2015 – 2018), National Priority Pool Funding (HEPP) (2016-2017) and the Australian Research Council Discovery Awards (2017 -2020)
Areas of expertise
Critical heritage and “disruptive histories”, especially heritage sites that commemorate institutionalization and incarceration; prison tourism, state ward archival systems, human rights and care leavers in higher education. Jacqueline is by invitation an advisory member for two Australian Research Council funded projects: “Redress for Institutional Abuse: Australia in International Perspective” (Chief Investigator: Professor Kathy Daly) and “Connecting the Disconnected: Co-designing Integrated and Inclusive Recordkeeping and Archival Networks” (Future Fellow and Chief Investigator: Dr Joanne Evans).
Incarceration and institutionalization and their legal role in the formalization and emergence of Australian welfare and justice systems. Improving archival systems for children who grew up in out-of-home State care. Achieving historical justice for those who experienced state care in the 20th century.
Key external competitive grants
2017- 2020 ARC Discovery Project DP170100198 “Rights in records by design”. This project aims to design and develop a Lifelong Living Archive for children who experience out-of-home care. Children cared for out-of-home need quality recordkeeping systems to develop and nurture their sense of identity and connectedness; account for their care experiences throughout their lives; and detect, report, investigate and take action against child neglect and abuse. This research is expected to support children experiencing family dislocation through efficient, effective, and responsive recordkeeping systems to ensure the highest standards and continuity of care.
The research team is led by CI Dr Joanne Evans (Monash University) along with Associate Professor Jacqueline Wilson (Federation University Australia); Professor Susan McKemmish (Monash University); Associate Professor Philip Mendes (Monash University); Professor Keir Reeves (Federation University Australia) and Dr Jane Bone (Monash University): $542,500
2015 – 2018 Large Grants Sidney Myer Fund, Improving education outcomes for young people in out-of-home care. This project’s overarching aim is to improve rates of care leaver transition to and successful completion of tertiary education. This project brings together the Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare (CFECFW), the peak body for child and family services in Victoria, Federation University Australia (Associate Professor Jacqueline Wilson) and La Trobe University (Associate Professor Andrew Harvey). This is led by The Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare (CFECFW), with Federation University Australia and La Trobe University: $724,000.
2016 - 2017 National Priority Pool Funding (HEPP) This collaborative research project is led by Associate Professor Andrew Harvey (La Trobe University), along with associate Professor Jacqueline Z. Wilson (Federation University), Alan Beckley (University of Western Sydney) and the University of Technology Queensland. This project will utilise original evidence provided by care leaver students to help inform resources to retain and attract them in higher education settings: $120,000
Jacqueline currently supervises PhD and Masters students in the areas of: Critical heritage studies; the history of welfare and justice regimes; incarceration and institutionalisation (especially heritage sites of suffering and trauma); archival systems, historical justice and human rights; and “disruptive histories”. She is particularly interested in ethnographic methods and was trained in the "Melbourne school of ethnography" at La Trobe University. She has successfully supervised PhD (research), Masters of Education and Honours students to completion. Jacqueline can be contacted by email for supervision inquiries.
Books and edited collections
2017, Wilson, Jacqueline Z., Sarah Hodgkinson, Justin Piche and Kevin Walby (eds), The Palgrave Handbook of Prison Tourism, Palgrave Macmillan (UK/USA)
2015, Michelle, Dee, Jacqueline Z. Wilson, and Verity Archer (eds) , Bread N Roses: Voices from Australian Working Class Academics, Rotterdam: Sense Publishers
2014, Ashton, Paul, & Jacqueline Z. Wilson (eds), Silent System: Forgotten Australians and the Institutionalisation of Women and Children, Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing.
2013, Brandenburg, R., & Jacqueline Z. Wilson (eds), Pedagogies for the Future: Leading Quality Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.
2008, Wilson, Jacqueline Z., Prison: Cultural Memory and Dark Tourism, New York: Peter Lang.
2018, Wilson, Jacqueline Z., & Keir Reeves, “Personalised Narratives of War: A Learning Strategy for Teaching Engaging History”, in Tim Allender, Anna Clark, & Robert Parkes (Eds), Historical Thinking in Australian Schools, Allen and Unwin (Accepted and Forthcoming)
2018, Wilson, Jacqueline Z., & Keir Reeves, “The Loud Fences Campaign: Grass Roots Activism, Heritage and the Cultural landscape”, in Paul Ashton & Alex Trapeznik (Eds), What is Public History Globally? Working with the Past in the Present, Bloombsbury Academic Press (Accepted and forthcoming)
2018, Ashton Paul & Jacqueline Z Wilson, “Remembering Dark Pasts and Horrific Places: Sites of Conscience”, in Paul Ashton & Alex Trapeznik (Eds), What is Public History Globally? Working with the Past in the Present, Bloomsbury Academic Press (Accepted and Forthcoming)
2018, Golding, Frank., & Jacqueline Z Wilson, “Lost and Found: Counter Narratives of Dislocated families”, in Nell Musgrove and Kristine Moruzi (Eds), Children’s Voices from the Past, Palgrave Macmillan Publishing.
2017, Wilson, Jacqueline Z., "Visual Criminology and Cultural Memory: The Aestheticization of Boat People", in Eamonn Carrabine and Michelle Brown (eds), The Routledge Handbook of Visual Criminology, London: Routledge
2017, Wilson, Jacqueline Z., & Ian Boyle, "Stasiland: Scrutiny and Surveillance at Gedenkstaette Berlin-Hohenschoenhausen Prison", in Jacqueline Z. Wilson, Sarah Hodgkinson, Justin Piché and Kevin Walby (eds), The Palgrave Handbook of Prison Tourism, London: Palgrave Macmillan Publishing
2016, Wilson, Jacqueline Z., "Prison Graffiti", in Jeffrey Ian Ross (ed.), Routledge Handbook of Graffiti and Street Art, New York NY: Routledge.
2016, Wilson, Jacqueline Z., & Frank Golding, "Muddling Upwards: The Unexpected, Unpredictable and Strange on the Path from 'Care' to High Achievement in Victoria, Australia", in Philip Mendes and Pamela Snow (eds), Young People Transitioning from Care: International Research, Policy and Practice, London: Palgrave Macmillan Publishing.
2015, Wilson, Jacqueline Z., & Frank Golding, “Caring about the Past or Past Caring: The Contested Narratives of Memory”, in Shurlee Swain & Joanna Skold (eds), In the Midst of Apology: Professionals and the Legacy of Abuse amongst Children in 'Care', South Yarra: Palgrave Macmillan Publishing
2015, Wilson, Jacqueline Z., “Don't Mention the 'F' Word: Using Images of Transgressive Texts to Teach Gendered History”, in Tracey Penny-Light, Jane Nicholas, & Renee Bondy (eds), Feminist Pedagogy in Higher Education: Critical Theory and Practice, Ontario: Wilfrid Laurier University Press.
2015, Michelle, Dee, Jacqueline Z. Wilson, and Verity Archer, "A Working Class World-View in an Academic Environment", in Michelle, Dee, Jacqueline Z. Wilson, and Verity Archer (eds), Bread N Roses: Voices from Australian Working Class Academics, Rotterdam: Sense Publishers
2014, Wilson, Jacqueline Z., Peter Russell & Simon McCart, “The Parramatta Female Factory Precinct and the National History Curriculum”, in Paul Ashton & Jacqueline Z. Wilson (eds), Silent System: Forgotten Australians and the Institutionalisation of Women and Children, Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing.
2014, Ashton, Paul & Jacqueline Z, Wilson, “New Contexts in Australian Public History: Australia's institutionalised and incarcerated”, in Paul Ashton & Jacqueline Z. Wilson (eds), Silent System: Forgotten Australians and the Institutionalisation of Women and Children, Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing.
2014, Ashton, Paul, & Jacqueline Z, Wilson, “Sites of Conscience: Remembering Disappearance, Execution, Imprisonment, Murder, Slavery and Torture”, in Paul Ashton & Jacqueline Z. Wilson (eds), Silent System: Forgotten Australians and the Institutionalisation of Women and Children, Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing.
2013, Wilson, Jacqueline Z., “Educational Dissonance: Reconciling a Radical Upbringing and a Conformist Career”, in Robyn Brandenburg & Jacqueline Z Wilson (eds), Pedagogies For the Future: Leading Quality Learning and Teaching in Higher Education Rotterdam: Sense.
2013, Brandenburg, Robyn, & Jacqueline Z Wilson, “Pedagogies for the Future”, in Robyn Brandenburg & Jacqueline Z Wilson (eds), Pedagogies for the Future: Leading Quality Learning and Teaching in Higher Education Rotterdam: Sense.
2012, Wilson, Jacqueline Z., “The Incarcerated”, in Peter Beilhartz & Trevor Hogan (eds), Sociology: Antipodean Perspectives, Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
2011, Wilson, Jacqueline Z, “Dark Tourism, National Identity and the Australian School Curriculum”, in Elspeth Frew & Leanne White (eds), Tourism and National Identity: An International Perspective, Sydney: Routledge.
2006, Wilson, Jacqueline Z , “In Prison”, in Robert Manne & Peter Beilhartz (eds), Reflected Light: La Trobe University Essays, Melbourne: Black Inc.
2005, Wilson, Jacqueline Z , “Ellen Kelly”, entry in Australian Dictionary of Biography Supplement, Melbourne: Melbourne University Press.
Refereed journal articles
2018, Wilson, Jacqueline Z., Philip Mendes and Frank Golding, “Hope Street From Voice to Agency for Care Leavers in Higher Education”, Life Writing, (Accepted and Forthcoming), Taylor and Francis
2017, Wilson, Jacqueline Z., and Frank Golding, “The Tacit Semantics of Loud Fences: Tracing the Connections between Activism and New Histories”, International Journal of Heritage Studies, Routledge (First published online 2017. Awaiting 2018 volume edition)
2017, Ross, Jeffrey Ian, Peter Bengtsen, John F. Lennon, Susan Phillips, and Jacqueline Z. Wilson. “In search of academic legitimacy: The current state of scholarship on graffiti and street art”, Vol. 54 issue 4, The Social Science Journal, Elsiever
2016, Wilson, Jacqueline Z., and Frank Golding, "Latent scrutiny: Personal Archives as Perpetual Mementos of the Official Gaze", Archival Science, Vol. No. 1: pp 93-109 First published on line October 2015
2014, Wilson, Jacqueline Z, 'Ambient Hate: Racist Graffiti and Social Apathy in a Rural Community', The Howard Journal Of Criminal Justice, Vol. 53, Issue 4, London: Blackwell
2014, Wilson, Jacqueline Z, 'Inside: Life in Children's Homes and Institutions'. National Museum Australia touring museum exhibition, Melbourne Museum, Museum and Society http://www2.le.ac.uk/departments/museumstudies/museumsociety
2014, Mendes, Philip, Dee Michell & Jacqueline Z. Wilson, 'Young People Transitioning from Out-of-home Care and Access to Higher Education: A Critical Review of the Literature', Children Australia, Vol. 39, Issue 4, Cambridge University Press
2013, Wilson, Jacqueline Z, 'Redeeming Sites of Injustice: Human Rights and the Forgotten Australians', Vol. 20, Public History Review, Sydney: University of Technology Sydney Press http://epress.lib.uts.edu.au/journals/index.php/phrj
2011, Wilson, Jacqueline Z, 'Australian Prison Tourism: A Question of Narrative Integrity', History Compass, Vol. 9, Issue 8, London: Blackwell
2010, Wilson, Jacqueline Z., G. Marks, L. Noone, & J. Hamilton-Mackenzie, 'Retaining a Foothold on the Slippery Paths of Academia: University Women, Indirect Discrimination, and the Academic Marketplace', Gender and Education, Vol. 22,No. 5, London: Routledge
2009, Wilson, Jacqueline Z, 'Adolescent Resistant Narratives in a Satirical Schoolyard: the Case of Summer Heights High', Journal of Australian Studies Vol. 33, No. 3, September, Sydney: Routledge.
2008, Wilson, Jacqueline Z, 'Transgressive Decor: Narrative Glimpses in Australian Prisons, 1970s-1990s', Crime, Media, Culture, Vol. 4, No. 3, December, Sage: London.
2008, Wilson, Jacqueline Z, 'Racist and Political Extremist Graffiti in Australian Prisons, 1970s to 1990s', The Howard Journal Of Criminal Justice, Vol. 47, No. 1, Feb., London: Blackwell
2008, Wilson, Jacqueline Z, 'The Gendered Prison Experience: Implied Narratives in Male and Female Inmate Graffiti in an Australian Jail', Ethnography Vol. 9, No. 1, Sage: London
2005, Wilson, Jacqueline Z, 'Representing Pentridge: The Loss of Narrative Diversity in the Populist Interpretation of a Former Total Institution', Australian Historical Studies, April, Melbourne University Press
2004, Wilson, Jacqueline Z, 'Dark Tourism and the Celebrity Prisoner', Journal of Australian Studies, Spring, Queensland University Press
2003, Wilson, Jacqueline Z, 'Relics of a Desperate Act: Escape and Containment in J Ward', History Australia, Dec, Vol. 1 No 1, Australian Historical Association, Monash University Press
2002, Wilson, Jacqueline Z, 'Invisible Racism: The Language and Ontology of "White Trash"', Critique of Anthropology, Vol. 22, No. 4, Sage: London.
2015, Journal of Australian Studies: C. Campbell & H Proctor, A History of Australian Schooling.
2010, Australian Historical Studies: M. Suellen, J Murphy, E Branigan & J Malone, 'After the Orphanage: Life beyond the Children's Home'.
2007, History Australia: Michael Bosworth, 'Convict Fremantle: A Place of Promise and Punishment'.
2006, Lilith: Carolyn Harris Johnson, 'Come With Daddy: Child Murder–Suicide After Family Breakdown'.
2005, Journal of Australian Studies: Christina Twomey, 'Deserted and Destitute: Motherhood, Wife Desertion and Colonial Welfare'.2004, History Australia: Thom Blake, 'A Dumping Ground: A History of the Cherbourg Settlement'.
Seminar Presentations and Invited Presentations/workshops
(Past Five Years)
2017, Redress, Records and the Colonial Legal Past: The Equivocal Role of Archives in Determining Reparations, “Canada’s Legal Past: Future Directions in Canadian Legal History”, University of Calgary: Canada
2017, Opening Keynote: Research, Ethics and the Marginalised, “Setting the Record Straight for the Rights of the Child”, Federation Square Deakin Edge: Melbourne
2016, Roundtable, Street Art and Graffiti, American Criminology Association Conference, Louisiana, New Orleans, (Various presentations and chairing sessions on Prison Tourism)
2016 , “The Failings in Australia’s National Redress Scheme for Care leavers”, Dialogues on Historical Justice and Memory Network workshop, Norrkoping, Sweden (Invited joint presentation with Frank Golding).
2016, “Visual Criminology and Cultural Memory: The Aestheticization of Boat People”, Collaborative Research Centre in Australian History, Federation University Australia
2016, “The Tacit Semantics of Loud Fences: Tracing the Connections between Activism and New Histories”, Experimental Histories Seminar, University of Tasmania (Invited presentation), Australian Historical Association conference, Federation University Australia and to the Re-examining Australian Childhood conference, Deakin University
2016, Plenary Roundtable discussion chaired by Shurlee Swain and Nell Musgrove, with Frank Golding and Dee Michell, Re-examining Australian Childhood conference, Deakin University
2015, “Latent scrutiny: Personal archives as perpetual mementos of the official gaze”, School of Archaeology and Anthropology, Australian National University, Canberra (joint paper with Frank Golding)
2015, “Care Leavers as agents: Who do our files belong to? What rights do we have?”, Rights in Records, 12th Community Informatics Research Network (CIRN) Conference, Monash Centre, Prato, Italy (joint invited presentation with Frank Golding)
2015, “What is in the Files and Who Cares Anyway?” Australian Archivists Association, Archives on the Edge National conference, Hobart (joint paper with Frank Golding)
2015, “Over the Edge – Taking the Leap toward Participatory Archiving”, Australian Archivists Association, Archives on the Edge National conference, Hobart (joint presentation with Greg Rolan, Cate O'Neill, Jacqueline Wilson and Amy Lay with Joanne Evans as the facilitator)
2014, Human Rights and Memory: Dialogues on Historical Justice and Memory Network, Conference, Lund University, Sweden (Invited to present research on contested notions of childhood institutionalization)
2014, “Australian Colonial landscapes: Prison Graffiti” (invited presentation to The Extremes of Human Cruelty Network seminar series), Leicester University Dept of Criminology
2014, University of Essex (Invited by Professor Eamonn Carrabine: Sociology, to present research into prison graffiti as part of a seminar series on visual culture and crime)
2014, “Constructing the Welfare Client as Deviant: The Confluence of Child Welfare and Carceral Penalisation”, British Society of Criminology Conference: Liverpool University.
2013, “Redeeming Sites of Injustice: Human Rights and the Forgotten Australians”, Parramatta Female Factory Precinct Conference: Trace, Place and Identity, exploring the institutionalisation of women and children in Australia: Sydney.
2011-2014, Various seminar presentations on tertiary teaching, gender and transgressive texts, for example: The International Australian Studies Association biennial conference (Monash University); Adelaide University (Centre for Gender Studies); Cultural Inquiry Research Group (CERG), University of Ballarat; Federation University Australia; Mechanics Institute, Ballarat, and other public forums.
Associations and editorships
- Editorial team: Public History Review: http://epress.lib.uts.edu.au/journals/index.php/phrj/about/editorialTeam
- Editorial board: Crime Media Culture
- Graduate Women Victoria, Membership secretary(2010), scholarship committee (2009–11), member 2006–current: http://gradwomenvic.org.au/
- Parramatta Female Factory Precinct Project, (PFFP), Advisory Committee member and founding member: https://www.pffpmemory.org.au
- CLAN: Ordinary member http://www.clan.org.au/
- Dialogues on Historical Justice and Memory Network: This international organization provides a platform for researchers and activists working on issues of dialogue, transitional justice, and public and social memory: http://historicaldialogues.org/
- International Australian Studies Association, (InASA), Treasurer, 2009 – 2013, Executive Board Member 2008–2014: http://inasa.org/
- Association of Critical Heritage Studies: Ordinary member