Founding Editors

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Zoe Devenport

FOUNDING EDITOR

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Co-founder of Footnote Journal and a founding member of the UQ Modern History Society, Zoe recently graduated with an Honours degree in History from the University of Queensland. Her research linked feminist perspectives to the experiences of Australian women involved in lifesaving.

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Monique Currie

FOUNDING EDITOR

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Co-founder of Footnote Journal, Monique recently graduated with an Honours degree in History from the University of Queensland. Her research considered health infrastructure in South Asia and associated historiography. Monique also volunteers her time with ASEAN Youth Organisation Australia.

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Connor Lindsay

FOUNDING ASSOCIATE EDITOR

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Academic Coordinator of the UQ Modern History Society, Connor recently graduated with an Honours thesis in History. His research explored the development of the medical profession as an imperial discipline responsive to crises. He is currently studying Law.

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Jasmine Henni

FOUNDING ASSOCIATE EDITOR

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Jasmine recently graduated with an Honours degree in History from the University of Queensland. Her research analysed the 'Good Bloke' defence used in sexual assault and rape trials in New South Wales during the mid-twentieth century.

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Julia Mortensen

FOUNDING ASSOCIATE EDITOR

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Founding member of the UQ Modern History Society, Julia is currently studying an Honours degree in History and works with the Communities and Personal Histories team within DSDSATSIP. Her research thesis focuses on Indigenous urban history in south-western Queensland.

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Madeline Lilly-Howe

FOUNDING ASSOCIATE EDITOR

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Secretary of the UQ Modern History Society, Madeline is currently studying degrees in Law, Politics, and History at the University of Queensland. She also sits on the Youth and Women Committee in the YMCA Queensland Youth Parliament.

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Nicholas Desjardins

ASSOCIATE EDITOR

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Nicholas is currently undertaking the final year of his undergraduate study in History, Anthropology, and Studies in Religion. His interests include Buddhism, the Mongol Empire, and medieval Muslim Spain.

Olivia Evans-Schwede

ASSOCIATE EDITOR

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Olivia is currently studying a degree in Writing at the University of Queensland. She loves all things books and is the Events Manager for the UQ English and English Literature Society. 

Elizabeth Fowler

ASSOCIATE EDITOR

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Elizabeth is currently in her second year of Advanced Humanities (Honours), majoring in History. After completing her undergraduate degree, she hopes to continue her studies with a Master degree and specialisation in American history.

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Melanie Harper

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Reagan Scott Ward

ASSOCIATE EDITOR

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Reagan is currently completing his Honours degree in Peace and Conflict Studies. His research deals with the conflict in Northern Ireland and Irish political history in general.

Abraham Thomas

ASSOCIATE EDITOR

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Abraham is currently undertaking his second year of study in History and Studies in Religion. He is passionate about Asian history and religion, particularly South Asian and Chinese history, and Dharmic religions. He is also Social Convenor for the UQ Modern History Society in 2021.

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One of the Social Events and Social Media officers for the UQ Modern History Society, Melanie (Mel) is currently studying a dual Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Education (Secondary) in which she majors in Ancient History/ History and Criminology. She is involved in a number of other UQ clubs and societies, has worked in different research and project teams and advisory groups at UQ, and is a volunteer and mentor for charity organisation QENDO.

Molly Turnbull

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Molly recently graduated with an Honours degree in Archaeology from the University of Queensland and currently works as a Research Assistant with the School of Social Sciences. She has also worked in state historical heritage. With Footnote, Molly is enthusiastic about promoting articles which successfully integrate historical records, ethnographic accounts and material culture to further understand our unique heritage.

Jorien van Beukering

ASSOCIATE EDITOR

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Jorien is a PhD student and Research Assistant in UQ's School of Languages and Cultures. Her research interests include Dutch (post)colonial history; Indonesian history; memory, trauma and identity studies; and French and Francophone culture and history. 

Erin Watts

ASSOCIATE EDITOR

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Erin is currently studying History, Linguistics and Mandarin through UQ. Her studies focus on medieval and Chinese history, as well as the role of language throughout historical events.