Dr Alana Piper is a Chancellors Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Australian Centre for Public History at the University of Technology Sydney. Her current project (2018-2022) uses digital techniques to map the lives and criminal careers of Australian offenders across the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Her research interests draw together the social and cultural history of crime with criminology, legal history and the digital humanities.
Alana received her Ph.D. in history from the University of Queensland in 2014 for a thesis examining female involvement in Australian criminal subcultures across the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. Between 2014 and 2018, Alana was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow on the ARC Laureate Fellowship project, The Prosecution Project, a digital humanities initiative that looked at the history of the criminal trial in Australia.
Alana has published widely in prestigious international journals, including the Journal of Interdisciplinary History, Women’s History Review, Journal of Social History, Cultural and Social History, History Workshop Journal, Law & History Review and Journal of Legal History. The interdisciplinary nature of her research has also led to publications in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, UNSW Law Journal and Criminal Law Journal.
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