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1991 …2022

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Personal profile


I am a historian who researches primarily gender and business history in Australia and New Zealand.I have written two mongraphs and am co-editing a collection about female entrepreneurs across the globe in the long nineteenth century. I have a DECRA postdoctoral fellowship to write a history of Australian businesswomen since 1880. I am also writing a biography of Australian missionary Annie Lock and resarching a series of post WW2 American World Youth Forums.

Education/Academic qualification

History, PhD, Australian National University

1 Jun 20081 Jul 2012

External positions

Visiting Fellow, Northumbria University

1 Mar 201915 Jun 2019

Honorary Research Associate, University of Sydney

1 Jan 20181 Jan 2020

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Research Outputs

  • Book review : A white hot flame: Mary Montgomerie Bennett: author, educator, activist for Indigenous justice

    Bishop, C., 2019, In : Labour History. 117, p. 215-217 3 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article/Exhibition review

  • Women mean business: colonial businesswomen in New Zealand

    Bishop, C., 2019, Dunedin: Otago University Press. 404 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

  • Economic Actors, Economics and Work, 19th Century Australia and New Zealand

    Bishop, C., 17 Jan 2018, (Accepted/In press) Daily Life of Women: An Encyclopedia from Ancient Times to the Present. Boyett, C., Tarver, H. M. & Gleason, M. D. (eds.). Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Women in the Australian economy: reconceptualising women's place in the public sphere

    Bishop, C., 2018, Gendered Excellence in the Social Sciences.

    Research output: Contribution to Newspaper/Magazine/WebsiteArticle

    Open Access


    • 1 Oral presentation

    Business as usual? Investigating women and enterprise in Australian history

    Catherine Bishop (Speaker)
    17 Sep 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

    Press / Media

    London Typist Minnie Berrington

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    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Interview TV3 The Cafe

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    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

    Interview on Kathryn Ryan's Nine to Noon, Radio National

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    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

    Interview TVNZ Breakfast Program

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    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

    Dr Catherine Bishop shortlisted in the New Zealand Heritage Book Awards - Non-fiction

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    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities