Ann Genovese

Dr Ann Genovese joined the Melbourne Law School in 2006. Ann completed her Arts and Law degrees at the University of Adelaide, and her PhD, in History, at the University of Technology, Sydney in 1998, for which she won the inaugural Chancellor’s Award for excellence.

In 2002, she was awarded an ARC Discovery grant, with Professor Ann Curthoys (University of Sydney) and Associate Professor Alexander Reilly, (University of Adelaide) to examine the role of history in key Indigenous rights cases, how the Federal Court has made use of historians as expert witnesses in those cases, as well as how the colonial past has been framed and understood by the law. The research has produced a book, Rights and Redemption: law, history, indigenous peoples (UNSW Press, 2008).


Turning the tide of history

EssayOur relationship to the ground is, culturally speaking, paradoxical: for we appreciate it only in so far as it bows down to our will. Let the ground rise up to resist us, let it prove porous, spongy, rough, irregular – let...

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