Associate Professor Jacqueline Z Wilson
Position: Associate Professor
Study area: Humanities and Social Sciences
Location: SMB Campus, E Building, Level One, Room E114
Phone: 5327 9022
Master of Social Work (Qualifying) - Federation University - 2019
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 Criminal Justice
Bachelor of Community and Human Services
Master of Social Work (Qualifying)
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, Criminology 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’s enthusiasm and commitment to teaching has been recognised with local and national university teaching awards.
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 fifty 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, institutionalisation, 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 currently a chief investigator on research projects funded by the Sidney Myer Fund (2015-2018), The Department of Education and Training (2019); the Public Records Office Victoria (2018 – 2020); National Priority Pool Funding (HEPPP) (2016-2017); Child and Family Services (2016-2019), and the Australian Research Council Discovery Awards (2017-2020).
Areas of expertise
Critical heritage and “disruptive histories”; State care and its legal role in the formalisation 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.
Jacqueline is 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).
Jacqueline is a peer reviewer for the Australian Research Council Awards and the European Research Council Awards.
Key external large grants
2018 - 2019, Victorian Department of Education and Training, "Raising Expectations: Improving education outcomes for young people in out of home care". Deborah Tsorbaris, Joanna Humphries (The Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare); Associate Professor Jacqueline Z Wilson (Federation University Australia) and Associate Professor Andrew Harvey (La Trobe University): $200,000.
2017-2020, ARC Discovery Project DP170100198 “Rights in records by design”. Associate Professor Joanne Evans (Monash University); Associate Professor Jacqueline Z 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.
2017-2019, Child and Family Welfare Services, Industry partnership and PhD Scholarship. Associate Professor Jacqueline Z Wilson (Federation University Australia): $86,000.
2016-2017, National Priority Pool Funding (HEPPP). Associate Professor Andrew Harvey (La Trobe University); Associate Professor Jacqueline Z Wilson (Federation University Australia); Alan Beckley (University of Western Sydney); and the University of Technology Queensland: $120,000.
2015-2018, Large Grants Sidney Myer Fund, "Improving education outcomes for young people in out-of-home care". The Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare (CFECFW); Associate Professor Jacqueline Z Wilson (Federation University Australia); and Associate Professor Andrew Harvey (La Trobe University): $724,000.
Jacqueline currently supervises PhD and Masters students in the following areas: Critical heritage studies; the history of state welfare and justice regimes; incarceration and institutionalisation -- especially heritage sites of suffering and trauma. She has successfully supervised PhD (research), Masters of Education, and Honours students to completion. Jacqueline can be contacted by email for supervision inquiries
Current Principal PhD Supervisions (Short Titles)
Kerry Murrell: School Student Mobility and Choice
Frank Golding: Activism and State Care
David McGinniss: A History of Ballarat's Child and family Services
Siobhan Altham: Resisting Sexual Assault in Juvenile State Care
Master Principal Supervision
Lauren Bourke: State Care and Record Keeping
(Last 5 yrs)
2018, State Government Victorian Child Protection Awards: Innovation in Education.
2018, Australian Tertiary Engagement Management Awards/Campus Review: Highly Commended. Award for Community Engagement
2017, Australian Financial Review in Higher Education Award.
2016, Invited Expert Witness – Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Sexual Abuse, Sydney.
2016, Dean’s Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Life of the Faculty, Federation University, School of Education and Arts. Nominated by DVC Research office.
2014, Federal Government, Office of Learning and Teaching, National Citation for outstanding contributions to student learning.
2013, Vice Chancellor’s Teaching Citation for outstanding contributions to student learning.
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.
(Last 5 yrs)
2019, Harvey, Andrew, Jacqueline Z. Wilson, Lisa Andrewartha, Joanna Humphries, “Innovation and collaboration: Building an Evidence Base to Improve Educational Outcomes for Australians in Out-of-Home Care”, in Patricia McNamara, Carme Montserrat, Sarah Wise (eds), Education in Out-of-Home Care: International Perspectives on Policy, Practice and Research, Springer
2019, Wilson, Jacqueline Z., Andrew Harvey, Pearl Goodwin-Burns, Joanna Humphries, “The Perfect Score: The Burden of Educational Elitism on Children in Out-of-Home Care” in Patricia McNamara, Carme Montserrat, Sarah Wise (eds), Education in Out-of-Home Care: International Perspectives on Policy, Practice and Research, Springer
2019, 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 (accepted and forthcoming).
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, Bloomsbury 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)
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.
Refereed journal articles
(Last 5 yrs)
2019, Wilson, Jacqueline Z., Andrew Harvey, Philip Mendes, “Changing Lives: Improving Care Leaver Access to Higher Education in Australia”, Oxford Review of Education (Accepted and forthcoming)
2018, Evans, Joanne, and Jacqueline Z. Wilson, “Inclusive Archives and Recordkeeping: Towards a Critical Manifesto”, International Journal of Heritage Studies, Routledge, Vol. 24 issue 8.
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. Vol. 24 issue 8.
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, Elsevier
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
Seminar presentations, keynotes and invited presentations/ workshops
(Last Five Years)
2018, Out-of-home Care, Personal Agency, and Justice: Examining Models of Equity in Research and Redress, Invited inaugural keynote presentation, IDEA Network, Galway National University, Ireland.
2018, Transitional Justice, Redress and Criminal Out-of-Home “Care”, Invited panel presentation, Ulster University, Belfast.
2018, Redress, Crime and the Juvenile Delinquent: Lessons from Australia, Invited presentation, Trinity College, University of Dublin, Ireland.
2018, Delinquent Girls as Activists: History from the Margins, Chair and panel presenter to the Australian Gender and History Network, Australia National University, Canberra.
2018, Rights, Children, and Records – Institutional Care and Human Rights, Panel presenter to the Australian Legacies of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights – 70 years on, Public Forum, Federation University Australia.
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 institutionalisation)
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.
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
- Dialogues on Historical Justice and Memory Network: This international organisation provides a platform for researchers and activists working on issues of dialogue, transitional justice, and public and social memory: http://historicaldialogues.org/
- Association of Critical Heritage Studies: Member