Keynote Speakers

Pumla Dineo Gqola
  • Twitter - White Circle

Dr Sharon Crozier-De Rosa is an Associate Professor of History at the University of Wollongong, Australia. Previously, she was an Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Deakin University and a Historical Consultant for a Commission of Inquiry which investigated the historical sexual abuse of children in state care.


Crozier-De Rosa works at the intersections of British Empire, gender, emotions and violence history. An international expert in transnational gender history, her research focuses on women involved in nationalist and feminist campaigns in a changing world order, one arising out of the clashing and meshing of imperialist, settler-colonial and anti-colonial aspirations. Her current projects examine the relationship between gender, citizenship and combat; and women’s endeavours to archive their own memory.


Her books include Shame and the Anti-Feminist Backlash: Britain, Ireland and Australia, 1890-1920 (2018); Remembering Women's Activism (2019), co-authored with Vera Mackie; and The Middle Class Novels of Arnold Bennett and Marie Corelli: Realising the Ideals and Emotions of Late Victorian Women (2010). Crozier-De Rosa is Deputy Editor of the international journal, Women’s History Review. ​

Sharon Crozier-De Rosa
  • Twitter - White Circle


© 2019 by Ana Stevenson created with

Questions? Contact us at

 Image credits:

Shweshwe fabric: Saaleha Bamjee, Flickr, 2009; Womandla! cartoon: Black Sash Collection, BC 668: F Manuscripts & Archives Department, University of Cape Town. 

  • Twitter Social Icon