ANZASA History

The Australian and New Zealand American Studies Association was established in 1964 when Professor Norman Harper invited interested parties (around 40 people) to a conference at the University of Melbourne from 13-18 August. At a general meeting held during that conference it was decided to create the Association and to elect its first executive. The biennial conference and the associated journal, the Australasian Journal of American Studies (AJAS), are the two most consistent and important activities of ANZASA. Its support for young scholars is a hallmark of ANZASA’s orientations. For more information, see Peter Bastian’s essay “ANZASA at Fifty” (AJAS 33.1, July 2014).

ANZASA Executive

Jennifer Frost
University of Auckland

Vice President (Australia)
Brendon O’Connor
University of Sydney and United States Studies Centre

Vice President (New Zealand)
Peter S. Field
University of Canterbury

Michael Ondaatje
Griffith University

Peter S. Field
University of Canterbury

Ethan Blue
University of Western Australia

Frances M. Clarke
University of Sydney

Lucas Thompson
University of Sydney

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