Chris Wallace

Associate Professor

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Dr Chris Wallace is Associate Professor, 50/50 By 2030 Foundation, Faculty of Business, Government and Law, where she is concerned with structural solutions for gender equity in public sector leadership roles and political representation. Wallace works in modern and contemporary political, international and global history with special reference to leadership, transnational lives, and transformational change and the information strategies underlying it. She is the author of several books including a historicisation of the Australian Labor Party's 2019 federal election loss, How To Win An Election (2020); a biography of maverick feminist Germaine Greer, Greer, Untamed Shrew (1997, 1999); a biography of the then crusading neoliberal policy exponent John Hewson during his Opposition leadership in the early 1990s, Hewson: A Portrait (1993); an exploration of the intense 30 year-long relationship between cricketer Don Bradman and his confidante, journalist Rohan Rivett, The Private Don (2004); and on the left-wing Canberra poster collective, Megalo, Megalomania: 33 years of posters made at Megalo Print Studio 1980-2013 (2013). She is a Visiting Fellow at the National Centre of Biography, School of History ANU, and an associate of the ANU Centre for Digital Humanities. Wallace is the National Archives of Australia Cabinet Historian 2020-2022.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Australian National University

Award Date: 15 Dec 2015

Master, University of New South Wales

Award Date: 12 Oct 2001

Bachelor, University of Sydney

Award Date: 5 May 1998

Bachelor, Australian National University

Award Date: 17 Apr 1980

External positions

Cabinet Historian, National Archives of Australia

17 Aug 202030 Mar 2022

Visiting Fellow, Australian National University

Mar 2020Mar 2021
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