I live in Melbourne, Australia, and am a qualified secondary teacher, writer and PhD candidate in International Relations at Deakin. My PhD research focuses on instances of moral panic in history and the extent to which they represent a pattern of crisis leveraging and scapegoating. My case studies include witch panic, communist panic and terrorist panic. The working title of my thesis is ‘The Oldest Trick in the Book.’ I have made a Pinterest to collect some of the data I find online.
I wrote and, in 2016 self-published, a novel, The Booger Peril. A moral panic develops on Earth after we make first contact with an alien species (or as I like to call them, ‘space terrorists’). These aliens are said to be coming to this planet to steal our jobs and destroy the peaceful and benign human way of life, or something.
I have a BA with Honours in history from La Trobe, and an MA in history from the University of Melbourne, for which I produced a thesis. You can download that as a PDF here.
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