Dr Michelle Staff is Online & Outreach Manager at the ANU National Centre of Biography.

Dr Staff is currently writing a biography on Australian feminist, Bessie Rischbieth. She has researched the lives of several Australian and British feminists, focusing on their engagement with and ideas about internationalism during the interwar period. More broadly, she is interested in histories of women, gender and feminism in the modern era, both in local and transnational contexts.

Dr Staff is a national co-convenor at the Australian Women’s History Network. Previously, she worked in several teaching and research assistant roles during her PhD candidature.

She has experience in writing for the media and public audiences, having contributed multiple articles to The Conversation (which have been republished on major news sites including ABC, SBS and The Canberra Times), the Australian Book Review and various online blogs. She has also appeared on ABC Radio Darwin.

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