About CAIA


Colonialism and Its Aftermath is an interdisciplinary research centre based at the University of Tasmania.

It provides a forum for teaching, research, and scholarship in the fields of colonial and postcolonial studies, and facilitates interaction with the local community as well as with heritage and tourism industries.

CAIA draws together humanities scholars for inter-disciplinary and collaborative work, including conferences, research field trips, grant applications, and work-in-progress seminars.

CAIA is a joint initiative between many schools in the Faculty of Arts: its members include independent researchers in addition to staff and postgraduate students from English, Journalism, and European Languages; History and Classics; Riawunna, the centre for Aboriginal Studies; Asian Languages and Studies; the Schools of Art; Architecture; and Philosophy. We regularly host international scholars on their visits to Australia, and we welcome contact with others interested in cognate fields.

CAIA Executive Members

Professor Lucy Frost, Director

Dr Anna Johnston, Deputy Director

Dr Hamish Maxwell-Stewart, Deputy Director

Dr Mitchell Rolls, Deputy Director

Professor Pam Sharpe, Deputy Director

Any enquiries can be sent to Colonialism and its Aftermath directly